Get Prepared to Study Online - 2018

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Non Award
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 52 weeks
  • Government loans available: None
  • Availability for 2017: Continuous
  • Availability for 2018: Continuous
  • Assessment: Online Discussion (100%)

Unit provided by

2018 Fees
Domestic 175.00
International 325.00

If you are considering studying in the online environment or in a blended delivery mode and have not studied recently you should take this unit. Get Prepared to Study Online provides you with a foundation for how you will need to operate within an online environment to be successful as an online learner. In additional, this unit also provides you with the ability to develop your independent learning skills for further study or is returning to study. The unit will address how to plan your study, write assignments, develop your writing skills, prepare for exams, learn in groups, and use a library and how to get help. This unit is not assessed and does not count as a prerequisite for entry to tertiary studies. This unit is designed solely to help you develop the necessary skills you will need to succeed at tertiary study and does not have any tutorial support.

This UNILEARN unit does not include tutorial support. This unit has flexible commencing and completion dates.

This Unit Covers:

In the Online Classroom

  • How to Prepare for Your First Online Course
  • How to Set Up a Home Office for Online Learning
  • How to Do a Computer Check-Up
  • Your online Classroom Environment
  • Pros and Cons of Online Education
  • Juggling School and Life
  • Managing your time
  • How Do You Know When to Drop Your Online Class
  • How to Stay Healthy as a Distance Learner
  • Communication
  • Introduction to Email Etiquette
  • How to Get Class Work Done at Work
  • Tips for Tests, Papers & Homework Assignments
  • How to be a Better College Reader-Reading Strategies
  • How to Conduct Research Online
  • Creating Your Assignment
  • Software and Tools of the Trade

Printable Book – Successful Study Skills

Module A: getting started

Module B: planning your study

Module C: understanding your learning package

Module D: preparing assignments

Module E: developing writing skills

Module F: preparing for examinations

Module G: learning in groups

Module H: using the library

Module I: effective learning

Module J: getting help

Module K: the purpose of study

  • Online Discussion (100%)

This unit does not assume that you have any prior knowledge beyond general reading and writing skills. It does presume you are self-motivated and capable of self-directed learning.

A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Blogs
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links
  • Wikis

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

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