Student Preparedness for Learning Online


e-Learning...Anytime, Anywhere.Whether tenderfoot or veteran Web surfer, everyone has gaps in their understanding of what it takes to
learn online. Even if you surf, email,
and send text messages every day,
these experiences don't teach you
he processes, skills, and attitudes
necessary to excel in the online classroom.

Our student preparedness program has been delivered for nearly 10 years to clients ranging from the American Hospital Association to the Dominican University of California. It is thoroughly tested and well suited to any group of online learners, whether organizational trainees or university, college or high school students.

Using the FutureU Student Web Book: Make the Most of Learning Online* as a text, a skilled facilitator introduces any group of 10 to 20 participants to the fundamentals of learning online. In the process, participants come to know what it's like to work as a learning team—an excellent way to encourage group activities in later, content-based programs.


Make the Most of Learning Online: The Student View

Faculty from Dominican University of California Participants are introduced to the advantages and challenges of learning online or, for the more experienced, they solidify and build on what they already know. Topics include:

  • The unique time management skills required for learning online.
  • The unique structural elements of the virtual classroom.
  • Navigating through the virtual classroom.
  • Participating in interactive learning activities without meeting face-to-face.
  • Proper use of email as a learning tool.
  • File sharing.
  • Internet-based research.
  • Participations standards for frequency, quality and style.
  • Ergonomics and other safety issues.
  • Facilitation skills for learning group interaction and collaboration in an online environment.

Course content is based on FutureU's Student Web Book: Make the Most of Learning Online. To preview the contents of that Web book, follow the links below:


  • Two-volume, eleven-chapter Web book (One year password-protected access.)
  • Instructor-led with expert online facilitation
  • Online Learner's Tool Kit of Web resources useful for online learners
  • Peer-based technical-support forum
  • "Cafe" forum for informal conversation
  • Plenty of motivational learning activities


  • Demonstrate your organization's or institution's high expectations for online learning.
  • Give every learner an equal chance to excel in any course that has an online component.
  • Provide easy access to a wide range of online resources (Online Learner's Tool Kit).
  • Boost participant confidence.
  • Allay parent or manager concerns.
  • Reduce instructor and IT staff workload.
  • Achieve maximum buy-in the shortest possible time.


Two-Week Online Workshop (Minimum 10 students/Maximum 20)

Cost: $2,800

Includes cost of Web books.
Each additional participant: $100, plus cost of each additional Web book.

Student Web Book*

Retail: $49

Quantity discounts available: See table below

Thirty-day, money-back guarantee if you are not fully satisfied.

Send your students to the FutureU Store ] to purchase individual copies.

Quantity Pricing

Quantity Price Discount

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Technical Requirements

Internet access and an Internet email address. Go here for detailed technical requirements.

Required Reading

Cover image of Student Web Book: Make the Most of Learning OnlineThe FutureU Student Web Book Make the Most of Learning Online* exists as a series of Web pages accessed by password on the Internet. When you buy this Web Book, you will receive a password that gives you access to the Web Book from your computer as well as access to at least one subject-based discussion forum and one peer-based technical support forum.

The Student Web Book: Make the Most of Learning Online* has been tested for use as a course text in Blackboard, eCollege, etudes, FirstClass, IntraLearn, Moodle, Prometheus, Web Course in a Box, VirtualU, WebCT, and as a stand-alone Web site that can be used with any electronic classroom. Conversion to your school's standard electronic classroom environment is available for an additional fee.


The FutureU team can customize this course to address your particular requirements and preferences. Contact us directly for more information about customization.

* A customized version of the Student Web Book, entitled E-Learner's Web Book: Make the Most of E-Learning is available for corporate training programs. Contact us directly for more information about the E-Learner's Web Book.

For more information about our faculty development and student preparedness training for online teaching and learning, contact us directly.