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BOOK REVIEWS

“100 Things…should be the owner’s manual for every student buying into online learning. With its practical tips and extensive links to related resources, it should give every new online student the tools and the confidence to succeed.

Dr. Chip Johnstone
Provost and Academic Vice President
Western Governors University

 

“Online education is the new paradigm in the educational arena. Learning is now available anywhere, anytime. To be prepared for this challenge students need some traditional skills and some new skills. 100 Things…provides the guide for both. It is a ‘must read’ for any student deciding to travel this new and exciting road of educational opportunity.”

Bill Akins
Director, Online Campus
Cochise College

 

"This slim and readable handbook (a handbook in the true sense of the word) will be a valuable asset to any student entering the world of online learning for the first or the 20th time. From their opening paragraphs, wise insistence that online learning depends on skillful reading; through chapters on Online Facts, Access issues, learner preparation, online etiquette, learner support, and online study skills and strategies, the authors share a wealth of experience and wisdom in this fast-emerging technology of learning and teaching. The format and writing style is readable and comfortable. The Index is quite helpful, and the lists of resources and references extensive and well focused. I recommend this book to anyone contemplating online learning in any of its many formats."

William H. Percy, PhD, LP, LMFT
Director of Residence
Harold Abel School of Psychology
Capella University

 

WEB LINKS

Included throughout each chapter of 100 Things Every Online Student Ought to Know are helpful web links to expanded information for more complete assistance. A sampling of some links is listed below:

Chapter 1 Online Facts

Chapter 2 Online Access

Chapter 3 Online Preparation, Satisfaction, & Success

Chapter 4 Online Communications

Chapter 5 Online Learning and Study Skills & Strategies

Chapter 6 Online Student Support

Chapter 7 Online No No’s

 

OPTIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND FUNDING SUPPORT

All Cambridge Stratford’s curricular texts and guides have a variety of options for implementation internationally which have pinpointed funding sources. Since volume discounts apply, those planning to use 100 Things Every Online Student Ought to Know or others in the 100 Things series for new freshmen or non-traditional adults, should seek cooperative support with one or more funding sources including:

1. Bookstores: Those planning to adopt texts as a requirement for their course, seminar, or orientation program will find bookstores of assistance, both campus based and online bookstores. Trade book copies are also carried by bookstores for individual purchase by students.

2. Orientation: Those with formal Orientation Programs have three opportunities to include texts:

3. Admissions: Many Admissions Offices provide gift copies of texts to recruit new students. Copies can be made available at Open Houses, Informational Fairs, or as a token of appreciation for enrollment when new students pay their entrance deposit or fee to declare their intent to pursue their education at the institution. Some offer Outreach Seminars throughout the community and provide copies of texts to each participant who applies for enrollment.

4. Grants: Many federal, state, and local grants that are tied to college retention for disadvantaged, adults, job retraining, and other students can be appropriate sources of funding for underwriting an adoption of texts (i.e., Perkins, Trio, Title Programs, etc.).

5. Corporate: Many corporations interested in building good will with college students may be willing to provide underwriting for an adoption of texts in exchange for a courtesy acknowledgement or insertion of an informational brochure. This proves particularly beneficial when several local establishments are urged to cooperate, each providing a share of the underwriting in exchange for a coupon or flyer insert.

6. Fund Raising: Campus clubs and organizations interested in developing funds to underwrite programming often find promotion, book sales, and distribution to prove successful. Many find direct mail support in cooperation with regular campus mailings (i.e. Admissions, Orientation, etc.) to assist with distribution while others find formal announcements and recommendations by Orientation Directors, Campus Deans to assist in facilitating book sales.

Many more opportunities for funding are available. The key to building readership is to encourage a sampling of students to use the text. This creates awareness of the value of this problem solving text and has an influence on encouraging more students to purchase copies of their own.

If you wish to explore funding sources or need additional assistance, kindly call (800) 466-2232 or email cambridges@aol.com.


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