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Things You Need to Know

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An online class requires slightly different skills and personal study techniques then a traditional face-to-face class. Because of this slight difference there are a few things you will need to know.

Technical Skills

Your instructor in your online course will expect you to know how to:

  • Use email
  • Send attachments
  • Send pictures
  • Create and save documents in Microsoft Word
  • Download programs from the Internet
  • Participate in an online discussion forum
  • Communicate effectively in writing
  • Use the Etudes course management system.

Additional requirements may be necessary, depending on the course. If you'd like help with any of these skills, the Etudes Tutorial is a good resource.

Equipment Needed

  • Regular access to a good computer (PC or Mac) with an Internet connection
  • A supported web browser such as Internet Explorer 7.0 or Firefox 3x
  • An active email account (found for free at Yahoo, Gmail, etc.)
  • Access to a printer

Personal Skills to Succeed

  • Good time management
  • Strong reading and writing ability
  • Motivation and discipline
  • Self reliance
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Willingness to get help when needed

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