University of Southern Indiana

GENS 199

GENS199: Surviving & Thriving in Online Learning

Online Learning offers an excellent study alternative to accommodate students' degree completion needs flexibly. It also opens a door embracing teaching innovations and learning collaborations via the use of Internet and emerging technologies.

The purpose of this course is to provide a user-friendly learning environment that assists students in analyzing their readiness level, determining their online learning needs, and practicing required technical skills. Obtaining essential knowledge, guidance, and training support, students will strengthen their ability to study online effectively and efficiently for better learning outcomes.

The course is online, lasts seven weeks, and is offered twice a semester. To take the course students must first take the Online Readiness Assessment. In GENS 199 students review the results of their Online Readiness Assessment make a learning plan based on their results. A completed learning plan is the final project required of those who take the course. The course being one that takes students step by step through the process of creating a learning plan.

What is covered in this course?

Week 1: Introduction to Online Learning

Week 2: Learning Technology Overview

Week 3: Effective Online Communication

Week 4: Time Management, Productivity & Online Collaboration

Week 5: Online Learning Procedures, Policies, and Regulations

Week 6: Online Library Services & Research Resources

Week 7: Learning Reflection & Individual Learning Plan 

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