This book is an essential guide to all aspects of open and distance learning, covering how to choose a course, how to manage the routine aspects of studying and how to make the most of the learning opportunities, skills development and career advancement that can arise from your course. Key areas include time management, flexible learning techniques, assessment, finance, problem solving and dovetailing your course with domestic and professional commitments. The guidance is always practical and the tone is positive.
LUCINDA BECKER teaches at Reading University in the Departments of English, Engineering, Social Sciences and Management. She is also a commercial trainer, devising, developing and delivering courses in communication, presentations, management techniques and job search skills. She is a web-based counsellor and also delivers and monitors open and distance learning courses. Her previous books include How to Manage Your Arts, Humanities and Social Science Degree and How to Manage Your Postgraduate Course.