Resources for Students

Student Success

Student Lingo is a collection of videos addressing topics on college readiness and student success strategies including learning styles, time management, note-taking, reading comprehension and stress management.  Six videos are also available in Spanish.

Self-Assessments

Are you ready for e-learning?  Online courses are generally more difficult than people think they will be.  The Smarter Measure asks questions about your life factors, personal attributes, learning styles, reading skills, technical knowledge and competency and typing skills and rates you on your readiness for e-learning courses.

Educational Technology

UAA offers free virus protection and other software to students.  The Premiere Accessiblity Suite is a valuable bundle of adaptive software that includes an e-Text Reader and a PDF Equalizer that are useful for converting e-books and documents to audio.

Explore Careers

Many students wonder what career would be right for them and there are many criteria to consider when setting a career goal.  You can use the Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS) to take self-assessments that connect the answers about your abilities, interests and values to occupations.  AKCIS also provides information about the training and education needed for any job in the database.  The Alaska Department of Labor can help you learn more about careers in the state, including occupational outlook and wage ranges. 

Communicate with Faculty

Students in both traditional and eLearning courses often struggle with how to communicate effectively with their professors. You can visit the link above to help build your communication skills and get the right messages across to your instructors and other faculty members.