How to Master an Online Degree: A Guide to Success

Honest and Practical

I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking an online degree.

- Aaron -

A Thorough, Cautionary, and Encouraging Reference Tool

Anyone contemplating post-graduate education online…should purchase this book.

- Bob Boyer -

Simple and concise while delivering a vast amount of knowledge

It captured me among one of it’s first topics: “Re-engaging in academic studies after a prolonged absence”.

- Amazon Customer -

I would highly recommend this book if one is serious about succeeding in their academic endeavours.

- Amazon Customer -

I consider this book one of the best must-read-books for anyone who considers pursuing any online degree

Great Work!

- Dr. Kyungshick Choi -

Christopher has walked the talk.

This is an excellent, short book that ‘is a must-read for anyone who endeavors to earn a degree online.’

I don’t know of any other book that builds so well on a student’s hard-earned experience of online learning and that shares that experience so well in advising others contemplating online learning.

- Dr. Tony Bates -

Must read for anyone considering or enrolled in an online degree program

…do yourself a favor and spend the ten bucks and read it cover to cover, it will be the best ten bucks you ever spent.

- John R. Fitzpatrick III -

Worth twice its weight in gold

I wish I had read this book before starting an online Master’s program

- Amazon Customer -

This book is amazing!

This book can help you be prepared for the challenges of taking a course especially an online course

Very valuable, a must read.

- DJ -

Highly Recommended!!

If you are serious about succeeding in your academic endeavors, this is your first step in that success.

- Kevin C. French -

Wish I had read this guidebook before I ventured into the world of online academics…

It would have saved me a lot of time, expense and frustration

- Amazon Customer -

Distance education has become the fastest growing mode of learning on a global basis.

This guide will prepare students to get the most out of any distance education program by providing a road map to successfully complete an online degree. It is a necessary read for anyone considering, or who is enrolled in a distance education program. It explains key differences between distance learning and on-campus education, and how to be most successful when pursuing a degree online. Students must determine which environment will provide the best result according to their specific needs, circumstances and preferences.

This guide better prepares students to recognize potential challenges and roadblocks and offers the most effective methods to address and resolve issues that may be encountered related to distance education.By understanding the roles of those involved in an online educational process such as instructors, facilitators, tutors, administrators, IT departments and others, students can benefit by being more aware of how to successfully communicate and take advantage of all that is offered when pursuing an online degree. Equally important is learning how to benefit from interacting with other students involved in your courses.

Areas that can present significant challenges for online students include: engagement, time management, self-discipline, managing personal and work-related relationships, re-engaging in academic studies after a prolonged absence, writing skills, how to ready yourself before your first course, and technology issues. The combination of the suggestions and procedures contained in this guide will help you address these and other issues, allowing you to complete your online education more easily and to the best of your ability.