© 2004

How to Manage your Distance and Open Learning Course

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Part of the Palgrave Study Guides book series (MASTSK)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Lucinda Becker
    Pages 1-5
  3. Lucinda Becker
    Pages 6-27
  4. Lucinda Becker
    Pages 28-53
  5. Lucinda Becker
    Pages 54-97
  6. Lucinda Becker
    Pages 98-123
  7. Lucinda Becker
    Pages 124-154
  8. Lucinda Becker
    Pages 155-168
  9. Lucinda Becker
    Pages 169-191
  10. Lucinda Becker
    Pages 192-212
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 213-216

About this book


This book is an essential guide to all aspects of open and distance learning, covering how to choose a course, how to manage the routine aspects of studying and how to make the most of the learning opportunities, skills development and career advancement that can arise from your course. Key areas include time management, flexible learning techniques, assessment, finance, problem solving and dovetailing your course with domestic and professional commitments. The guidance is always practical and the tone is positive.


assessment development learning management problem solving study skills time management

About the authors

Lucinda Becker is Professor of Pedagogy in English Literature at the University of Reading, UK. She is also a professional trainer, developing and delivering courses in communication, presentation, management techniques and job-searching skills. She is the author of The Mature Student's Handbook14 Days to Exam Success and co-author of Writing for Engineers and Presentation Skills for Students (with Joan van Emden).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title How to Manage your Distance and Open Learning Course
  • Authors Lucinda Becker
  • Series Title Palgrave Study Guides
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4039-2152-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-80191-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 224
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Study and Learning Skills
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