Distance Education - Necessary Knowledge and Skills

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Necessary Knowledge and Skills for Distance Learning

When participating in distance education courses, it is vital to consider the technology involved in order to have a successful course. Students in distance education should have knowledge of basic computer and Internet skills, such as:

  • Getting online
  • Using an Internet browser
  • Downloading, saving, opening, and printing material found online
  • Conducting Internet searches
  • Composing e-mail messages and attaching documents
  • Writing and editing with a word processor
  • Learning new computer skills


Instructional Technology & Distance Education Services
Office of Information Technology

Killam Library 259
Phone: 956.326.2792
Fax: 956.326.2299
E-mail: elearning@tamiu.edu

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