We’re Jim and Beth Harger, authors of the book, Online College Success: Prepare, Manage, and Achieve Success in Online Education, We teach at several colleges and universities as professional adjuncts. Together, we have taught over 250 courses to 1000’s of students at several regionally accredited colleges and universities.

In our experience, we often see students who seem to be unprepared for the task of taking online college courses. Sometimes they do not know what to expect from the college or what the college expects from them as students. It is for that reason that we have developed this website. We believe anyone can benefit from a college education if they are prepared and know how to manage their time as a student. We want to help you be a successful online college student.

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The book, Online College Success!

Taking online college courses can be the perfect way to pursue an education. But you may have questions about how it all works. Online College Success: Prepare, Manage, And Achieve Success in Online Education can answer those questions and help you get a quick start, establish good habits, and be successful as an online student. In addition to helping you prepare for your first class, you will explore techniques that successful students use in managing their online education, as well as strategies to make the most of the different activities, such as participating in discussions and writing papers.

Featured Blog Posts

Is Your Response to an Online Discussion Adequate?

Answering three questions is a good way to evaluate the quality of your initial response to an online discussion to ensure it is clear and complete.

Write with Respect

In this series of blog posts, Beth shares her suggestions on how to better quiote, paraphrase, and summarize your sources. She shows that the practice of smoothly introducing sources and integrating quotes, etc. makes your writing appear more professional and polished.

As an online college student, you may be tempted to register for more classes than you can handle thinking it will lead to graduating sooner. This can lead to being over confident about what you can handle and instead end up overloading yourself, In this post, I share some things to consider before making the decision.