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How to Succeed in an Online Program: Offers Tips and Tools for Online Students Resources Help Online Students Do Their Best

Hoboken, NJ, August 18, 2011 --( For students preparing to take their first online college courses or considering an online degree, today announced that it has developed a resource rich in tips and tools to help online students succeed. The collection is a part of’s popular Guide to Online Education series and includes “Getting Started as an eLearner,” “Tips for Tests, Papers & Homework Assignments,” “Juggling School and Life” and a variety of other “how-to” articles designed to give students the information they need to do their best and have a successful online learning experience.

Before beginning any coursework, says there are a few simple steps students should take. First, online students should set up a home office complete with a computer that meets the school’s requirements and has the software necessary for their courses, and space for books and supplies. Students should also order their books, take a virtual tour of their online campus, get familiar with their program’s online learning platform and locate any student resources they may need such as the computer help desk, virtual library, online tutoring service or career services tools.

To help students feel more comfortable and confident before starting their online coursework, they can also consult articles from the Guide. Topics covered include:

· How to Be a Better College Reader
· How to Conduct Research Online
· How to Write an Organized Paper
· How to Write an A+ Discussion Posting
· How to Effectively Participate in a Live Chat Session
· How to Survive Virtual Group Work
· How to Give an Effective Online Group Presentation
· How to Spend Time with Your Family While Continuing Your Education
· How to Get Class Work Done at Work
· How Do You Know When to Drop Your Online Class

For busy adults, online education can be an excellent way to earn a degree while continuing to manage work and family responsibilities and these articles can help ease the transition. Students interested in additional tips, tools and “how to” articles can find them by visiting

Prospective students wanting to learn more about what online certificate, degree and training programs are available should go to for information.

Since 1999, has been successfully connecting prospective students interested in online degree, certification and training programs with a wide selection of online accredited colleges and universities. offers a powerful search engine that indexes thousands of program offerings online, as well as a variety of educational evaluation tools and financial aid resources. offers schools seeking prospective students a low-cost, performance-based method to gain national exposure and increase enrollments in their programs.

Lindsey Mikal
Communications Strategy Group
(303) 433-7020

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