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Welcome to studying online


Who are we?

UNB has some of the best award-winning faculty members in the country! These Instructors are the same ones teaching online courses. Our online support team is located on the UNB Fredericton Campus and are available Monday to Friday to answer your questions as you progress through your course. We are here to help you, so please feel free to contact us:

Phone: 506-451-6815
Email: online@unb.ca
Location: Wu Conference Centre, 2nd Floor

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Tips for studying online

(adapted from seeklearning.com.au)

Tip #1: motivation is key.

“Online learning suits self-starters and people who really want to learn but it can also be a challenge because the motivation and discipline has to come from you. The great thing about this is that the commitment and self-motivation required to make the grade in online learning is extremely attractive to employers. Remember that by attaining an online qualification, you’ve already demonstrated the drive to work independently and efficiently.”

Tip #2: set realistic study goals.

“Different online courses have different workloads. Make sure you know how much time is required so you can balance study with other commitments. For example, if you work full-time and have a family or an active social life, don’t trick yourself into thinking you can manage 25 hours of study each week. Unsure about the time you can devote? Consider completing one unit, or module, at a time when you first start your course. See how you go about fitting it into your life – you can increase your workload as you grow more confident in your time management abilities.”

Tip #3: still reading?

Tricked you, that was a motivation test and you passed!

Tip #4: make online study part of your daily routine.

“Set aside time for online learning just as you would for attending classes. Give yourself ample time to read through your materials to understand everything clearly. Identify the time of day you will devote to studying. Ask yourself whether you are a morning person or a night owl? Then schedule your study time when you will perform at your peak. Don’t forget to factor in time for healthy snacks and breaks. Once you refine your study skills, online learning can be made a lot more effective with the application of these techniques.”

Tip #5: understand how online study works.

Find out what the course entails as far as submitting coursework, understanding your instructor expectations and accessing resources you may need along the way. This will help you feel in control and focused!

Tip #6: get help from people in your network.

Need help? Contact the Online Team.

Tip #7: reward yourself for success!

Online study requires discipline. So reward yourself every time you achieve a study goal – this will motivate you to keep going to complete your course. It can be as simple as enjoying a piece of cake for getting through the week’s readings or treating yourself to a massage for completing an assignment. It’s important to reflect on what you have learned and to be proud of yourself.”


Academic offences

Please carefully read through and become familiar with the UNB academic regulations regarding academic offences.

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