SDV 116 - Strategies for Online Academic Success
Last Date of Approval: Spring 2021
Total Lecture Hours: 15
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0
This course is specifically designed for the online learner and will introduce students to the college’s expectations, environment, and resources so that they may become more competent online learners. Students will learn skills such as time management and study habits. They will also learn about academic integrity and how to become a successful online student.
Mode(s) of Instruction: online
Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.
Course Fees: None
Common Course Assessment(s): None
Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate familiarity with Iowa Central services, goals, and policies.
2. Demonstrate competency within the online academic environment.
3. Apply personal and educational success strategies to his/her college experience.
4. Explain the benefits of a higher education.
5. Analyze critical thinking skills and create strategies for both academic growth and
real-life growth outside of college.
1. Learn how to submit a document, how to find feedback left in an assignment link, and how to e-mail the instructor. The student will also learn how to find their grades in WebAdvisor.
2. Learn the policies and procedures associated with online learning at Iowa Central.
3. Learn navigation of and demonstrate how to find information on the Iowa Central web site Define relevant academic terms, such as “mandatory placement,” and “academic withdrawal.”
4. Learn the requirements for maintaining satisfactory academic progress.
5. Demonstrate the skills involved in time management.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of and apply stress management strategies.
7. Participate in goal-setting exercises and the strategies for staying motivated.
8. Identify various majors and career options, including more advanced degrees.
9. Understand the necessary steps for obtaining financial aid and define various financial aid options such as work-study, federal grants, and subsidized vs. unsubsidized loans.
10. Explain the various features and dangers of credit cards.
11. Demonstrate awareness about identity theft and personal security issues.
12. Demonstrate the ability to conduct research using reliable Internet sources
13. Define the values of academic integrity and scholarship, particularly those related to cheating and plagiarism.
14. Understand FERPA.
15. Understand personal learning styles and the applications of them, in addition to the effective use of study skills and test-taking tips.
16. Demonstrate how to calculate a Grade Point Average.
17. Demonstrate critical thinking skills and the importance of developing them for application in academic papers as well as outside of college.
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