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How to Adapt to Online Learning?

Updated: Aug 13, 2020

All of a sudden, the ways of the world have changed; what we considered unimaginable once, is normal now. For students, digital devices have become the places to get formal learning, and for teachers, their homes have become their workspace. In such a new situation, students are facing tremendous trouble to cop up with the new norm, i.e., online learning. In this post, we’ll cover some tips for students that they can use to make the most of online learning.

Talk to Your Teachers

Your teachers will communicate with you regarding the way to proceed with this new mode of learning. All you need to do is to ask relevant questions to your teachers related to the course structure, homework frequency and other aspects of the classes. So, at the time of classes, you don’t feel confused or left behind.

Set Goals

There are two ways in which students would be having classes: asynchronous and synchronous. In the synchronous mode, all the students would be logging in and out, in the class, at the same time. Whereas, in the asynchronous mode, teachers will provide all the course materials to students to learn at their own time and pace. In both cases, teachers will make students accountable for their performance at the end. Therefore, students should set goals for classes and have clarity on the instructions delivered.

Use Provided Resources

Teachers will be providing resources in audio, video, PPTs and other formats. You should keep track of the assigned resources and homework sheets. Also, you should bookmark the links to websites that your teachers share with you. Never hesitate to ask questions in the discussion board of you e-class. You can also email your queries to your teachers. This would allow you to make the most of assigned resources and keep you focused on your learning track.

Have a Schedule

Plan for your day, the night before. Having a schedule would help you to manage your time and do homework and submissions on time. This may also stop you from procrastinating. If your mode of learning is asynchronous, then the significance of schedule and managing time becomes more important for you. Asynchronous mode of learning may give you a feeling that you have your entire day at your disposal, which can lead you to waste time, and at the end of the day, you would regret that. A schedule would help you to finish your syllabus on time and give a satisfying performance.

Be Social with Your Classmates

Learning regularly and sharing your knowledge with your classmates will benefit you and them. Leveraging the power of group discussions and collective learning is a required thing when you’ve to do most of the learning on your own. Help your classmates who are facing difficulties and take the help of teachers, friends and classmates when you feel stuck.

Have a Dedicated Learning Place

Having a fixed where you learn is significant. Choose a place to learn where there is a minimum to no distraction. Also, make sure that your internet connection is good and stable. Keep your notebooks, headphones and other essentials things close to you that you need for your online learning.

How are you adapting to the new norm of online learning? Tell us in the comment section.

Note: Originally this post was posted on our blog.

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