You’re Not Alone – Academic Resources for Online Learners

If you’re taking online courses, you know that you are responsible for much of your own learning. With that in mind, know that you’re never on your own if there’s something you don’t understand.

Always go to your online instructor first. They obviously have a firm grasp on the content and it’s best to keep them in the loop about your course progression. But also keep in mind that there are a number of free tutoring services to students taking online courses.

Online Self Study:

  • HippoCampus offers multimedia lessons and course materials to help you with your instruction, homework and studies.  You can browse multimedia lessons or complete courses, and find help with the topics covered in popular textbooks.
  • Khan Academy boasts “a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.” The site offers resources on several subjects with videos, practice exercises and assessments.

Online Tutoring:

  • SMARTHINKING is a virtual learning assistance center providing online tutoring 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You can connect with an e-structor and interact with a live tutor, submit your writing for any class to their online writing lab, or submit a question and receive a reply from a tutor. To learn more about the SMARTHINKING resources available to you, contact your Online Course Faculty or your Home College tutoring resource center.

In addition to the resources above, consider contacting a classmate. Facebook, Skype and Google+ all offer chat features for virtual study groups. Learn more about other online, campus or community tutoring resources by visiting with your Home College student services center.

More questions? Contact our Online Support Team. We’re glad to offer advice and resources!

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