Induction: What does it take to study online?
If you would like to take an online course within your study program, you first need to enroll in the induction course that will help you understand the underlying logic of the courses and the environment in which they are conducted.
What will I learn?
Given nature of this course, it works best if you:
- Are familiar with the online or virtual modality: how it works and what your role and the professor's role are.
- Know the general dynamics of the courses: how they deal with content, how activities are organized, how assignments are turned in, and how to collaborate with others.
- Become familiar with the platform and the tools that you will use to make the most of your online courses.
What resources do I need for this course?
(and in general for any online course)?
You need a good Internet connection to access the course and the learning resources, as well as time to listen, read, and develop the academic products you are expected to submit. Most of the tools used in this modality are the same ones you generally use for regular academic work. If you need a special application for any online course, you will receive instructions explaining how to obtain it.
What technology skills do I need?
For this course you need basic skills: Internet searches, use of the Microsoft Office package and social networking, plus the willingness to learn new skills and time to explore new tools.
How long will the induction course take?
On average, it takes students about eight hours to complete the course; it might vary slightly depending on your organization, personal skills, and dedication.