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Preparing for Online Education

By Kevin E. Johnson, Susan Manning, Jonathan E. Finkelstein

Part of Online Education For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You should have a few basic technology skills before you enroll in any form of online education, whether it’s a single online course for fun or a fully online bachelor’s degree program. Make sure you know how to

  • Attach a microphone and headset to your computer

  • Create folders and subfolders on your computer’s hard drive or a flash drive to help facilitate organization of coursework

  • Open your preferred Internet browser and navigate to various Web sites

  • Open multiple browser windows, either in separate floating windows or in multiple tabs in a single window

  • Send and receive e-mails with attachments

  • Save and open attachments, including audio and video files

  • Download and install applications and application plug-ins such as Java