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Is Online Learning Right for You?

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    Is Online Learning Right for You? Our students find the flexibility of online learning an appealing way to learn from the comfort of their own home. It is an ideal option for dental hygienists who want to continue working. You can expect to spend 2-3 hours per credit, doing homework, taking part in online discussions and completing assignments/projects. 

    During year two, Community II (field experience) and Practicum may be completed at locations convenient for the student. Students must have one work week day (Monday-Friday) available for scheduling these experiences. An online component is a part of both courses.

    Personal Time Commitment: How much time do you actually have in your schedule to devote to online learning? Use this calendar to evaluate the time you have available to study and participate in class activities. (Used with Permission from the Univeristy of Michigan Dental Hygiene Program.)

    Are You Ready for Online Learning? Online learning requires a high degree of personal motivation and discipline. Complete the Test of Online Learning Success to help determine if you meet the profile of a successful E-Learner.

    Technology Skills: E-Learning courses require participants to have a certain level of technology skill. A scheduled online computer skill test is a required component of the admission process. Before applying, take the Technology Pre-Assessment Quiz to help determine if you are ready to participate in an E-Learning program. If you fall short in any areas, local community colleges and adult community education programs offer a variety of computer courses.

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    Dental Hygiene Department
    310 N Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 160
    Spokane, WA 99202

    email: dental.hygiene@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.828.1300
    fax: 509.828.1283

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