This course is a guide to help students succeed in the online learning environment, and specifically in a BYU Independent Study course. Students will engage in learning content and activities to increase their study skills and their success in online and distance education classes. Students will explore tools and tips for digital natives, analyze the best use of a learning management system, set up schedules to use their time effectively, apply test-taking strategies, and discover their ideal learning style.
Course Outline: 
Unit 1: What is Independent Study?
Unit 2: WHY, WHERE, WHEN, and HOW Matter
Unit 3: Make the Online Environment Work for You
Unit 4: Active Readers and Noteworthy Notes
Unit 5: A Test?! Don't Worry; Study Effectively!
Unit 6: Learning--One Size Does Not Fit All