This authoritative book has supported thousands of distance learners, providing accessible support and friendly advice for their studies.
This essential guide provides practical help for anyone who is embarking on a distance learning course. Ideal for those who have not previously studied at a distance or for students returning to study after a break, it covers fundamental issues such as motivation, goal-setting, time management and coping strategies.
The fourth edition includes:
* How to understand the distance learning experience and what your institution expects of its distance learners
* The practicalities of learning at a distance, including how to get support when you need it
* Updated information on the use of new technologies in distance learning, including mobile learning
* Tips and advice on doing a research project at a distance
* Coverage of key study skills including reading and note-making, completing written assignments, developing critical analysis skills and avoiding plagiarism
* Support for international students in understanding how to make the most of studying remotely at a UK Higher Education institution
Hallmark features of this book are the comments and advice offered by students and tutors sharing their own experiences of distance learning. It also includes comprehensive self-study activities that highlight the element of active learning that is crucial to successful studying at a distance.
Studying at a Distance, 4th edition is a key resource for undergraduates and postgraduates in all open and distance learning or e-learning courses.
Christine Talbot was formerly Learning Development Officer at the University of Leeds. She is now a freelance writer.