Would you like an audio version of the course textbook to listen to? Well, a true audio version is not available but you can have a web browser read it aloud for you using the ChromeVox extension for the Chrome web browser. Though made for the visually impaired, a screen reader may be valuable to sighted learners who would rather listen to a presentation than read a textbook. The video below demonstrates the ChromeVox extension once it has been installed in Chrome.
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One of the most challenging aspects of online learning is developing a strategy for taking notes. Online student often rely more on course content delivered in text than a normal lecture course. The blog “Online Courses” offers several note-taking strategies for online students. They are:
- The Cornell Strategy
- The Mapping Strategy
- The Charting Strategy
- The Sentence Strategy
- The Outline Strategy
Get the details on these strategies in their blog post ” Note-Taking Strategies for Online Students”.
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