Navigating a new course of study in an online environment can be challenging. In fact it can be downright intimidating for some. But as most SLIS students come to find out, a totally online school can turn out to be a perfect fit.
So, what are a few things new SLIS students should know about their new world, their new digital home-away-from-home?
1. A new class can seem overwhelming at first. Reading a syllabus alone on your computer screen can make anyone feel anxious. I have found that printing the syllabus off and marking due dates down on my personal calendar can help ease my fears. While the online classroom feels and looks different than a traditional face-to-face environment, I know that I can always email or even call my professor with any questions I might have. They are always ready and willing to help.