Start Learning online
New for 2015!
The Distance Education department has developed a “start guide” for students who want to take their first online class at PCC. The primary purpose of this experience is to improve student success in online classes. This prerequisite activity will help prepare students for the rigors of online coursework, and allow the student to decide if online courses are appropriate – before they register for an online course. We hope that this experience will serve as a tool to enhance the PCC student experience online, prepare them for success, and foster a sense of community and camaraderie.
Why is it required?
The reason we’re doing this is because we care about student success. We have spent the last several years working with instructors, students, advisors, and others to see how we can help students improve their success rates in online classes. We found that even the most competent technology users are often unaware of all the resources the college provides to support their success.
Who is it for?
The online start guide is designed for students who are new to online learning at PCC. Students who have already taken an online course at PCC will not be required to compete the start guide. The online start guide only applies to credit earning online classes that have the “WEB” designation in the schedule. Non-credit or community education classes do not require completion of the start guide.
How do I get started?
Just like online classes, you can complete the online start guide anytime, anywhere you have an internet connection. You don’t have to come to campus or make an appointment. To access the start guide:
- Select the My Courses tab
- Under the Ready to take online classes? heading, click on the “Start Guide for Online Learners” link
How does it work?
- The prerequisite “course” is self-paced and can be completed any time after admission.
- Students will be notified of the requirement prior to registration and provided with instructions for accessing and completing the guide.
- The guide modules must be completed and submitted prior to registration for your first online class.
- The modules should take about one hour to complete.
What will I learn?
The start guide experience is intended to help students understand if they are prepared to take their first online class, if they have the necessary skills and resources to succeed, and offer tips to help them plan for success. The start guide modules address:
- study skills
- technology skills
- academic integrity
- student support services
- individual attributes
- life factors
- learning styles
- what to expect in your first online class
You might also like
How To Make Money In Less Than 24 Hours - The Ultimate Guide For Learning How To Start Making Money Online Today (How To Make Money Online, How To Make ... Writing, How To Make Money Online Today)
Beginner's Russian With Interactive Online Workbook: A Basic Russian Course; Learn Basic Language and Start Speaking Today, Online Activities, Videos, ... Life, Useful Lessons Cove (Russian Edition)
Book (Hippocrene Books)
What's a good place online to start learning about medicine?
WebMD.com is a good website to learn about different illnesses and the treatment of them. But, if you are interested in learning medicine the best way would be to specify illnesses and google. It will give you multiple options and you can learn different aspects of the illnesses and treatments for such. Want to know? and go!
What are the best resources available online to start learning about Hinduism?
I was born Hindu, but have never been able to make sense of all the mythological stories and rituals I was exposed to as a child. I do know from my minimum research that Hinduism comprises of different philosophical schools of thought. The vastness of information has been a deterrent in allowing me to explore and learn more about this religion. What are the best resources to learn about HInduism? What's the best approach for a new student? How do foreigners who get interested in Hinduism navigate the complexity that is attributed to this religion?