Online Education is an increasingly popular option for students in higher education.  The flexibility afforded to students is one of the many attractive things about online learning, and there is something to be said for working around our own schedules. In my dealings with academic officers at VIU, I have come across a world of information that can prove helpful to students enrolled in online courses and degree programs. The over-arching theme of the dialogue surrounding online learning rests with this reality: a great deal of the decision about taking online courses will depend upon the individual and the kind of learner he or she is.  One of the great advantages of online learning is that it provides opportunities for students who are constrained by time and place. I have compiled a list of helpful tips for students who might be interested in taking advantage of the opportunities for online education. Read more after the jump:

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With a new semester fast approaching, many students on the Virginia International University campus are gearing up for another fun year and becoming excited for the courses that will engage their minds over the next semester. What many students fail to remember are the hours of studying that will take place when midterms and finals roll around. As students make the transition from high school graduates, college graduates, and employees to being back in school and facing the high demand on time that higher education inherently requires, we wanted to highlight some study habits that might work for everyone. I had the opportunity to sit down with John Bennett, VIU’s Director of Library Services and Associate to the VP of University Affairs to pick his brain on the topic. He has a few tips to making the most of your study time by finding out what routine works best for you!

Mr. Bennett stresses that we learn some of the best study techniques in our K-12 education system.  Time management, outlining plans & projects, and reviewing course material are among these techniques. Bennett also expanded upon these techniques and gave some pointers for higher education study habits:

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