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We’re Jim and Beth Harger and 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 have seen many students who were unprepared for the task of taking online college courses. It is for that reason that we have developed this website. We believe everyone 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.

Thank you for all of your patience and guidance. I enjoyed this course very much! You were very integrated and that makes learning much easier. Thank you for all of your assistance, I will take what you have taught me into all my remaining studies and into my practice as a counselor.



Student, Colorado Christian University

It has been a blessing to have you as an instructor!  You have a gift – being true to your role to lead us and teach us, and doing so with gentleness, patience, joy and such encouragement.  I cannot find words to express the impact you have made on my life!  I am very grateful.


Student, Moody Bible Institute

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This was a very challenging class and certainly stretched me beyond any study I could have done on my own. I have learned a lot and appreciate your encouragement, words of wisdom and the importance of getting the most out of our textbooks! This was the first class where we were required to include Works Cited in our discussion posts, but it paid off in helping to remember the reading. Blessings to you and your family!


Student, Moody Bible Institute

I am very glad that you were my instructor for my first full class. You made the experience of transitioning into my school schedule a very pleasant and memorable time!  Have to say as far as instructors go in my limited experience that you are very approachable which made talking to you as well as getting into the class and really understanding the material easier for me, which is saying something! lol! Thank you for being so easy to talk to and ask questions, and I do hope that I have you again for another class. You make learning fun!!


Student, Colorado Technical University

Check out our 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.

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You have been what I think the gold standard for teaching looks like. I have grown this block! God bless you for caring!


Student, Colorado Christian University

I wanted to tell you that I purchased a copy of your book. I am on Chapter Four right now, and I wish I had this two years ago when I started school online! It would have been most helpful.


Student, Colorado Christian University