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College of Humanities
GEN/105 Version 10
Skills for Learning in an Information Age

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Course Description

This course introduces students to learning in an information-rich society. Students develop strategies for successful distance learning, time management, and for managing the abundance of information available in today’s society. Students also explore the appropriate use of information in an academic environment. Specific topics for the course include computing skills for distance learning, online library use, academic honesty, and the development of effective study skills.


Faculty and students will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the University policies: (You must be logged into the student website to view this document) and my policies listed here in the syllabus. For class policies, please see the Policies link on the left side of the Materials page for the course on eCampus. Students will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within that link.

**Please note that even though our course is online, we following the schedule in the policies for the “Associate Programs”

“ Associate Programs: The electronic class week begins on Monday (Day 1) and ends on Sunday (Day 7). For example, when an assignment is due on Day 5, it must be posted no later than 11:59 p.m. M.S.T. on Friday of that week. (All Online Learning System forum messages are automatically date and time stamped using M.S.T.)”

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.
Facilitator Information
Annie O’Rourke (University of Phoenix) (Personal)
(206) 202-2484 (Voicemail Account)

Facilitator Availability

My availability is quite flexible, but I am online many times throughout the day on most days. I do, however, attempt to reserve Fridays or Saturdays for my family. With this in mind, it is important that you review all assignments and their directions early in the week each week (preferably Monday) so that you have plenty of time to ask me questions.
The best way to contact me is through your individual forum as the university prefers that we log our communication in the Ind. Forums. If you need to call me, I use a voicemail system that sends voicemails directly to my email. I check this at least once a day but usually more often than that. If you leave me a voicemail, I will try to return your call or respond in your Individual Forum by the next day or as soon as possible.
For emergencies, when you are not able to gain access to messages on the Online Learning System (OLS), please send a message to my personal email address or call my voicemail. In the event a third party needs to contact me, please direct them to my contact information listed under "facilitator information." No third party should use your login credentials to gain access to the classroom.
Facilitator Bio

To introduce myself more fully, I am posting my biography in a separate note to our Chat Room forum. After you have read my bio, please post a short bio about yourself—I look forward to getting to know you!

Words of Welcome
Welcome to GEN 105, Skills for Learning in an Information Age. I congratulate you on your decision to complete your Associate’s degree. I will do everything I can to ensure the next 9 weeks will be a stimulating learning experience for all of us. If you ever have questions or need