Online Education For Dummies is not a highly academic book written for scholars. It’s a book for everyday students who find themselves faced with online possibilities. You can trust this book when you need to quickly understand something about online education. Consider these examples:

  • If you’re a working professional who needs to earn an additional degree or certification for career advancement, we can show you how to put together your application materials and get started in a program.

  • If you want to go to school full-time but don’t have the funding, we can tell you who to talk to regarding financial aid.

  • If you want to take online courses but are unfamiliar with the technology involved, we can walk you through the kinds of tools you’ll use to sup- port classroom discussion and submit your assignments.

  • If you’re a high school student thinking about non-traditional schooling, we can give you the information you need. We also cover students with disabilities and international students.

Depending on who you are and what you need in terms of online education, you can easily skip around this book to find exactly what you need. (But don’t worry — we won’t complain if you want to read it from cover to cover!)