eCourse Description: 
How To Learn Online









This pre-requisite course for first time "cyber" students is designed to introduce and orient you to the wonderful world of online learning.  It has been designed to provide appropriate experiences, activities, and competencies that prepare you to be a successful online learner.

There are significant differences between traditional face-to-face (f2f) classes and online classes.   While some online classes are offered as “add-ons” or “supplements” to traditional f2f classes, others, like this one, are offered entirely online. 

The online learning environment is best suited for 

  • self-directed individuals with 

  • basic computer/internet literacy and 

  • proficient expository writing skills.  

It provides opportunities for a rich shared learning experience with

  • reflective dialogue,

  • equitable participation, and

  • deep learning.

This course will provide you with an introduction to the basics of the online learning environment, and insure that you get the most out of Online Courses.

This course is designed to prepare you, the student, for the experiences involved in online education. Many Professional and Trade Organizations, colleges and universities are offering courses, certificates, and even entire degree programs using the World Wide Web as a vehicle for course delivery. 

Executive Performance's Professional Development Division develops and/or delivers customized online training courses and workshops to any global location, in every industry and discipline, directly to our client's workstations and laptops. 

"You're the expert.
(In certain cases, you provide specialized eCourse content.) 
We help you do it better!"

(We develop and facilitate online delivery of the best eCourse!)

This medium requires a different set of skills, some of which you may already possess. This site will provide an overview of these skills as well as some of the aspects you need to considerations before enrolling as an online student.



At the conclusion of the last class session you be able to:

  • assess/acquire necessary computer hardware, peripherals, internet connectivity, software (e.g. browser, plug-ins, etc.)

  • send and retrieve e-mail

  • send and retrieve attachments

  • participate in a listserv or newsgroup

  • navigate the World Wide Web using browsers

  • conduct research on the internet using search engines

  • participate in asynchronous (not at the same time) threaded discussions or message boards

  • participate in synchronous (at the same time) chats or internet meetings

  • complete independent and group projects exclusively online

  • succeed in an Online Course environment!



The primary course instructor is Gina Stevens (bio), with Sheila Gatling assisting.  You will also benefit from interactions with experienced guest instructors. 




Duration:       14 days (14-21 hours)

Start Date:    Sun 05/19/2002

End Date:      Sat 06/01/2002



                    $50 (US$)




Just like in the traditional college setting, you must first register before you enroll in specific courses, the same holds true in the world of online learning.  Your very first assignment will be to register at the eCollege, then pay your tuition, finally enrolling in your course.  We suggest that you print out this page of instructions now for reference during the registration, payment, and enrollment process.

  1. Register for eLearning Campus @ eCollege:
Before you can enroll in the How to Learn Online course, you must first register at eCollege click the following link to create a username and password.

The creation of your user name is quick and easy. You will click the “Create a Username and Password” button to begin. There you will be asked for first name, last name, primary e-mail address, and a password of your choosing.

  1. Then, return to this page to pay your tuition by credit card (Visa/MasterCard) on the PayPal secure server
  1. Finally, enroll in How to Learn Online Course

Our system has generated a unique Open Enrollment ID for your course. Upon confirmation of payment, you will be e-mailed the unique Enrollment ID which you will enter into the Enrollment ID input area after you sign-in at