Skills For Learning In An Info Age – gen105 (3 credits)

This course introduces students to learning in an information-rich society. Students develop strategies for successful distance learning, time management, and for managing the abundance of information available in today's society. Students also explore the appropriate use of information in an academic environment. Specific topics for the course include computing skills for distance learning, online library use, academic honesty, and the development of effective study skills.

This undergraduate-level course is 9 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

University of Phoenix and Library Resources

  • Describe career resources of relevance to your academic and career goals.
  • Explore the technological tools available to University of Phoenix students.
  • Use library databases to locate academic articles.

Goal Setting

  • Develop your personal educational and career goals.

Managing Time Wisely

  • Formulate a plan for improving personal time-management skills.

Reading Comprehension and Retention Strategies

  • Apply reading comprehension techniques.
  • Develop strategic learning skills and attitudes.

Planning for Success

  • Formulate a self-help guide to support success in your future studies.

General Internet Skills

  • Use the Internet for academic purposes.
  • Recognize the appropriate way to communicate with different audiences.

Academic Honesty

  • Recognize how academic honesty applies to a distance learning environment.

What is Distance Learning?

  • Recognize vocabulary associated with distance learning.
  • Examine the concept of distance learning.
  • Use course forums appropriately.

Your Personality and Learning

  • Analyze your personality spectrum profile and competencies to identify ways to maximize success in distance learning and professional environments.

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