Orientation to Online Studies

Studying online is an adventure that is best navigated with the right tools. Orient yourself by reading our Study Success Tools, Study Tips, and the key information for online degree and visiting or guest students.

Getting Started

Responsibilities

Andrews University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution where we seek to integrate faith, learning and living. We are committed to nurturing the personal growth and development of each student and to fostering a campus environment that is uniquely Christian.

  • 诚实——我们不说谎,不欺骗,不偷窃.
  • Modesty - We exhibit appropriateness and modesty in conduct and appearance.
  • Purity - We refrain from engaging in premarital sex, adultery and pornography.
  • Respect - We do not tolerate any form of harassment, abuse or sexual misconduct.
  • Health - We abstain from the possession or use of alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs.
作为扩展的大学社区的成员, students studying at a distance are invited to consider these values as they strive to remain in good standing with their local communities and to optimize the benefits of the University's whole person educational philosophy. Course materials and student services are designed to transform students by educating them to seek knowledge and affirm faith in order to change the world.


As a distance student, I will uphold the community values as outlined above and in the Student Handbook

1. Meet with your academic advisor to ensure each class meets program requirements. 
2. Ensure that you have a computer with current software and reliable internet access. 在此回顾技术要求.
3. Purchase the study materials required for each course, as listed in the course syllabus. Syllabi are available in the course schedule 课程开始前两周.
4. 每周访问几次你的bet365中文电子邮件,并保持你的 contact information updated.
5. Schedule regular study in order to complete all course requirements before the end dates.
6. Follow directions in your course to hand in work, arrange exams, and request transcripts. 使用课程空间中的联系信息来获得帮助.  Be proactive & persistent. 
7. 学术诚信是所有学生的期望. See the AU Bulletin - Academic Integrity section for more information.

New to online?  Read and edit this Online Student Checklist to make it your own. 然后把它贴在你的学习空间前面,以便经常检查.

Download from your program's webpages or request a program checklist before you begin your first classes. Discuss your prior learning and map a path to success unique to your goals and pace.

Undergraduate degree students, consider the tasks to consider depending on where you begin your Andrews journey.  Email your advisor each time you register with any updates to recalibtrate your study path to fit your unfolding lifework.

当你完成第一季度的课程要求时:
• Build time management, organization skills, and effective study habits.
• Familiarize yourself with the Community Values Commitment and Academic Integrity expectations and become a responsible member of the Andrews academic community.
• Build financial management skills and live within budget, making payments on schedule.
•成为一个积极的学习者,制定并遵守学习计划.
• Explore the library, tutoring, disability accommodation, spiritual growth, counseling and other student support services for online students.

当你完成了25-75%的课程要求时:
• Review your degree plan prior to selecting courses each term; discuss with your advisor.
•完成学校批准的任何学习评估 Prior Learning Coordinator.
• Research graduate programs and work prerequisites into your degree plan, with advising.
• Update your resume and portfolio; job shadow or follow interview opportunities in jobs of interest. 
• Engage in internships, summer and/or volunteer positions in career interest fields.
• Ask instructors and advisors who know you well for letters of recommendation.

当你注册进入最后25%的课程要求时:
• Review your CAPP report (in IVUE) along with your degree plan (advising spreadsheet). 
• Check with the Prior Learning Coordinator 任何先前的学习评估都已被批准.
• Maintain regular contact with your advisor to discuss graduation and post-graduation plans.
• Review the graduation checklist and apply to graduate (online undergrad candidates) by the start of your last term (earlier deadlines may apply - check the current bulletin)
•完成研究生学习计划, attend local job fairs, 或者开始申请你感兴趣的职位.
• Reflect on how you’ve developed personally and professionally through this learning adventure, journal to document this success for yourself or write thanking those who helped you succeed.

Navigating a university study path successfully is best done with the help of enrollment counselors, academic and financial advisors.  找出谁做什么最能从你的支持团队中获益!

Enrollment counselors will:
• Provide accurate and timely information about application, admission, and registration procedures.
• Be accessible and responsive to student communication, helping students with timely solutions.
• Assist distance students with admission and registration changes, in collaboration with Records.

Academic advisors will:
• Help students develop academic plans consistent with their self-assessment and study goals.
• Provide accurate and timely information about academic policies, procedures, and resources.
• Assist students in developing strategies to succeed academically, personally, and professionally.
• Listen to and advocate for student concerns, maintaining confidentiality.
• Be accessible and responsive to student communication, maintaining academic advising records.
• Help students make their own decisions, respecting individual values and choices.

Financial advisors will:
• Provide accurate and timely information about financial policies, procedures, and resources.
• Help students clear financially, making decisions fitting their personal financial situation.
• Be accessible and responsive to student communication, maintaining financial advising records.

在所有这些咨询关系中,学生将:
• Reflect on values, interests, strengths and challenges in order to refine study and payment plans.
• Take responsibility for academic and financial planning, following all policies and procedures.
• Communicate with advisors each registration and as needed, reading all Andrews email regularly.
• Complete classes that fit educational goals and meet degree requirements.
• Proactively seek assistance from instructors and other distance student services as needed.

如何准备咨询会议:
本科生:给学术顾问的问题
充分利用研究生院的建议
研究生:与指导老师一起工作
申请前要问的3个经济援助问题
15个经济援助问题

Here's an Online Advisor Checklist 展示我们承诺提供什么.

在在线课堂上,我们主要的交流方式是书面的. The written language has many advantages: more opportunity for reasoned thought, more ability to go in-depth, 在发表评论之前有更多的时间来思考问题. However, 书面交流也有一定的缺点, such as a lack of the face-to-face signaling that occurs through body language, intonation, pausing, facial expressions, and gestures. As a result, please:

  • Be aware of the possibility of miscommunication and compose your comments in a positive, supportive, and constructive manner.
  • Edit your writing on anything you post in class discussion, email, or submit as assignments. Academic writing requires editing. 运行拼写检查器可以帮助您检测可能需要进行的任何更改.
  • Carefully constructed complete sentences and meaningful paragraphs are expected; abbreviated phrases are appropriate for texting, not course assignments.
  • Include your full name, Andrews ID, as well as complete information when emailing about a problem for best service.

Online Classes

Login to learninghub.wealthdestined.com 输入你的Andrews用户名和密码.  点击仪表板上的课程标题. If you do not see your enrolled classes within the week before class begins, 在您注册后的一天内, email sdestudents@wealthdestined.com.

Find the syllabus in the course schedule or here for information about textbooks and other materials to have in hand by the first day of class. You will find written, audio and video information and learning activities organized within each module of the class.  Tour a sample undergraduate course in this short slide show. Orientiation modules in each course will prepare you for the interaction opportunities in the particular class, 因为它们因格式而异(自定节奏较少), more in interactive online), discipline, 课堂作者选择的教学策略, etc.  课程安排包括给讲师的电子邮件, 课程空间包括电子邮件, phone, 并在论坛上与同学和老师互动讨论.

To successfully complete online learning, students must be able to access information online (e.g. assigned articles, videos, simulations, discussion forums), 用浏览器做作业, and word processing, 为特定课程指定的电子表格或其他软件. 

检查你的电脑和互联网连接是否满足 minimum technical requirements. As standards change constantly, recheck your technology each time you register.

It is your responsibility to maintain access to your online course and all tech tools needed for the duration of your study. Have a backup computer plan such as a computer at a friend/family’s house, Internet café, public library, university computer labs, etc. Technical problems are not accepted as excuses for missed deadlines for online courses. 

If no instructions are included with an assignment about file format, save and upload in either .rtf or .pdf format.  Click ‘save as’ and select .rtf or .PDF格式可用于保存您的论文或项目. Contact your instructor if unsure.

If you detect an error in the course set-up or have a question about text or exam items after completing the assessment, please email dlit@wealthdestined.com and your instructor. 在你的名字后面加上一个详细的解释或问题, student number, course title and number, 以及具体的网页URL或页码.  

Expect to spend 35-45 hours of focused study time to complete each undergraduadte semester credit, 每学分45-60小时. Most term-based courses finish within the 12-16 week term; intensives can be scheduled to complete within 3-8 weeks. Read the syllabus carefully and put assignment dates into your personal schedule. To finish a 3-credit undergrad course or a 2-credit graduate course in a 16-week semester, 每周安排6-9小时的学习时间.

在自定节奏的开放式学习课程中取得成功, 选择一个稳定的节奏和规律的时间表, fixed hours of study, 最好是在你每天最清醒的时候. 安排100-135小时完成3学分的本科课程. There is wisdom in the saying: 没有计划就是计划失败.

就像面对面的课程一样,你需要 attend 定期登录你的课堂空间上课.  如果你计划在四个月内完成, 每周安排一个班6-9小时的学习活动. 而自定节奏的课程可以让你灵活安排时间, success depends largely on your commitment to a plan of study at an intensity you pick to finish by the end date - or your own earlier deadline.

Some graduate programs require students to meet face-to-face each year for (re)orientation, group work, and/or intensive classes. All types of online classes use learninghub.wealthdestined.com as the learning management system. Interactive online classes and cohort-based programs may require at least one synchronous video conference per term. 了解有关课程交付格式的更多信息 here.

Uploading a current photo is required as an academic integrity identification point. 一旦被录取,上传照片的步骤如下:
1. 选择一张最近的彩色照片,直视镜头.  Crop to a head-and-shoulders-only image with dimensions 480 pixels wide x 720 high.  保存为中等分辨率的网页/互联网出版.
2. Login to PREVUE
4. 点击照片空间下方的上传图片,在你的名字的左边.
5. 浏览以找到您准备的照片(在步骤1中),并上传.
6. Email sdestudents@wealthdestined.com 如果你需要帮助,请发短信269-397-4477.

One of the benefits of uploading your photo is that you can then request your Andrews ID card as an online student. The first card is issued at no charge when requested by email to your academic advisor, including your full name, Andrews ID, 以及卡片的邮寄地址.

Textbooks and any other supplies required for a class are listed in the syllabus.  通过您的课程空间访问教学大纲 learninghub.wealthdestined.com or the course schedule.  FirstDayComplete is a great textbook cost saving service available currently to students admitted to main campus; online students best use amazon or supplier trusted to deliver rapidly in your region.

Success in studies requires access to the learning materials from the start, 所以,在第一天上课前,要及时备齐所需的课本. 

The Andrews bulletin lists any prerequisite for an undergraduate Math course like this: MPE ≥ P2, or MPE ≥ P3, or MPE = P5. A Math Placement Exam (MPE) must be take if a student does not have a transfer math grade of C or higher from an accredited university or college, or SAT or ACT scores at or above the minimum level required for the class to be taken, as listed on this equivalency table.  

学生支付20美元可以使用6个月 ALEKS PPL online learning module, through which the MPE is taken once skills are refreshed.  See the Math Department MPE Schedule to take exams on main campus. 住在离学校一小时以上的学生应该使用这个 online calendar to schedule a proctoring appointment to take this exam via zoom video conferencing.

Complaints

我们致力于提供关怀,优质的基督教教育.  If you have a complaint about any aspect of our educational services, please follow these steps:

1. 请阅读“申诉/申诉权利”部分 bet365中文大学学生手册.

2. If your complaint is about a specific course, first contact the teacher. 使用课程大纲中提供的bet365中文.

3. 如投诉涉及其他事项, 请与你的系主任联系, using contact information in the Andrews Bulletin.

4. If your concern is not addressed through contact with instructors or department personnel, please complete our Grievance Form. 申诉将在三个工作日内得到审核. Steps to resolve the problem will be communicated to the email address included on the form.

5. 请随时致电成人远程教育学院 & 在线学生服务中心:269-471-3432或电子邮件 sdestudents@wealthdestined.com for additional assistance with complaints regarding distance education services.

Questions? Advisors are eager to help.

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