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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 institutionHallmark 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.
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