Welcome to Online Education for Dummies: The Site!

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The purpose of this site is to introduce Online Education for Dummies, the authors, and to help you discover the ins and outs of online education.

Regardless of your age or experience, taking courses online is a popular and convenient way to earn a degree or certification from the comfort of your home computer. Online Education For Dummies is jam-packed with everything you need to find a program, apply for admission, and be a star student.

  • Online education 101 — get an overview of online education and the technology and computer skills needed for success

  • Click your way from campus to campus — find a program that works for you and get easy-to-follow guidance on applying for admission and securing financial aid

  • Tour the virtual classroom — learn how to navigate the online classroom and get advice on interacting with your virtual instructors and classmates

  • Develop online studying habits — discover best practices for being a good student, from setting aside study time to juggling the demands of work and family and everything in between

  • Understand netiquette and ethical behavior — learn how to communicate effectively and politely, work well in online groups, and properly cite your work