Online Education Strategies- Univ 1001:
Learning Materials

Get Ready For Your College Courses

To best prepare for your future studies, please review the below preparation resources. We encourage you to use the time before starting your first term, to get a taste of the topics of your upcoming courses. There’s no better time to start than now! Good luck with your studies!


Learn Online Education Strategies

Course Overview

This course will serve as preparation for students to make a successful journey into the online learning environment with University of the People. It will introduce students to the University of the People’s resources available to them, to the academic methods, and to the policies and expectations for student performance. Further, it will provide an overview of strategies for student success including time and stress management, effective study skills, and personal ownership of the learning process.


Preparation Resources


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Briggs, S. (2015, May 3). 20 steps towards more self-directed learning. informED.


Banks, M. (2015, October 5). Exam anxiety – Symptoms, coping methods with psychologist Miranda Banks [Video]. Excel in Exams. Made available through Kaltura


Barton, D. (2015, March 26). What do top students do differently? [Video]. TEDx Talks. Made available through Kaltura


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Excelsior Online Reading Comprehension Lab. (2020).  Active vs Passive Reading. Excelsior.


Excelsior Online Reading Comprehension Lab. (2020). Annotating: Creating an Annotation System . Excelsior.


Excelsior Online Reading Lab. (2020). Paraphrasing. Excelsior.


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Réka, J., Kármen, D., Susana, F., Kinga, K. J., Edit, M., & Kinga, S. (2015). Implications of motivational factors regarding the academic success of full-time and distance learning undergraduate students: A Self-Determination Theory perspective. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 187, 50-55.


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Rosa, S. S., Coutinho, C. P., & Flores, M. A. (2016). Online peer assessment: Method and digital technologies. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 228, 418–423. Retrieved from 


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Tolu, A. T. (2013). Creating effective communities of inquiry in online courses. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 70, 1049–1055.


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