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Online Learning 101


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Thinking about returning to school? Curious about your options and what is involved in studying online? Online Learning 101 is dedicated to addressing common questions and concerns about studying at a distance, and what you need to know before you begin. 

The diversity of course delivery methods, including face-to-face, online and on-demand opportunities, allow adult learners to balance school with life obligations like never before.

However, even with the increased flexibility of educational opportunities today, making the decision to return to school can be difficult (and sometimes scary).  This decision is often based on a variety of factors, including personal fulfillment, desire to compete more readily in the job market, gain a promotion or get retrained for a new career. Regardless of your reasons for considering school, it is more important than ever to be well-informed.

Proceed to "Making the Decision to Return to School"

Curious about Blackboard? Be our guest!

Experience the look and feel of Blackboard first hand, post to the discussion board and evaluation your readiness for online learning by logging into blackboard.wku.edu with the information below: 


Prospective Students: 

Login with username: guest.wstudent
password: wku-since1906

Once you have successfully logged in, click on "An Orientation for Distance Learners" in the right hand column. 



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 Last Modified 7/30/18