School Preparation

The school has plenty of resources to help parents adjust to this new way of learning, separate from what the student learns. Parents need to know what is expected of them as a parent and what is expected of the student. Since the student does not have a constant structure like a traditional school, the […]

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Importance of Good Communication in Virtual School

Importance of Good Communication in Virtual School Just because you may be taking your classes from home by yourself, you will need to be able to communicate with several people including teachers, Achieve staff, and other students.  Let’s begin by discussing communication with your teachers. One of the most important aspects of online school is good, […]

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5 Key Elements of Social Presence

5 Key Elements of Social Presence:  Part 5 Instructor Involvement This blog is the fifth and final of a five part series on the 5 key elements of social presence.  It is based on an article from the September/October edition of Learning & Leading with Technology magazine.  The article, written by Amy Garrett Dikkers, Aimee […]

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5 Key Elements of Social Presence: Part 4

5 Key Elements of Social Presence:  Part 4 Knowledge and Experience This blog is the fourth of a five part series on the 5 key elements of social presence.  It is based on an article from the September/October edition of Learning & Leading with Technology magazine.  The article, written by Amy Garrett Dikkers, Aimee Whiteside, […]

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5 Key Elements of Social Presence: Part 3

5 Key Elements of Social Presence: Part 3 Interaction Intensity This blog is the third of a five part series on the 5 key elements of social presence.  It is based on an article from the September/October edition of Learning & Leading with Technology magazine.  The article, written by Amy Garrett Dikkers, Aimee Whiteside, and […]

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5 Key Elements of Social Presence: Part 2

5 Key Elements of Social Presence: Part 2 Community Cohesion This blog is the second of a five part series on the 5 key elements of social presence.  It is based on an article from the September/October edition of Learning & Leading with Technology magazine.  The article, written by Amy Garrett Dikkers, Aimee Whiteside, and […]

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5 Key Elements of Social Presence: Part 1

5 Key Elements of Social Presence:  Part 1 Affective Association This blog is the first of a five part series on the 5 key elements of social presence.  It is based on an article from the September/October edition of Learning & Leading with Technology magazine.  The article, written by Amy Garrett Dikkers, Aimee Whiteside, and […]

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Time Management in Virtual School

Time Management in Virtual School Possibly the most important skill to success in an online course is time management.  This post will prepare you with tips to assist you in balancing school, work, family, and/or your social life. Determine what time of day you are most productive. Is it easier to focus in the morning or […]

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