Have you signed up for online courses? Finding it tough to keep up with the E-learning? Here are 6 tips to help you make the most out of your online courses.
With the changing situations across the world, most of our work, learning, shopping, etc. are all moving to online platforms. The change is mostly inevitable, and it is time we get ourselves acquainted with the new norms. Pandemic or not, online learning has already made its presence felt in the world of education. Remote learning may be a bit challenging.
- However, follow these tips to help you learn the same as with your traditional classes.
- Self-Accountability – Indeed, online courses do not have the same kind of study environment as conventional courses. You may not have the teacher or lecturer’s presence to provide continuous and real-time feedback on your performance. Hence it would be best if you took the responsibility on your head. Do your homework, discuss the progress with online groups doing similar kinds of courses.
- Set up a daily goal plan – Have a proper plan in place for what you will be learning from the course each day. Make sure you have goals that are achievable and specific. This will help you stay motivated and also prevent the possibilities of procrastination. Also, have some reward program for the timely achievement of goals. You could also make a chart of your achievement and hang it near your study space.
- Have a dedicated study place – You must stay focused while you are taking your online classes. Make sure you have this space that is not giving you too much comfort, as the possibilities of you drifting into sleep are high. Preferably keep your sofa, bed, etc. away from the intended study space.
- Take notes while listening to lectures – Take down all essential points on a notebook as you are listening to the lectures. This will help you remember and relate to the course modules when you are revising it. Certain online learning platforms will allow you to take snapshots of the notes being displayed while the lectures are going on.
- Actively participate in discussions – There are many online groups on various social media platforms that allow you to collaborate with other students who have taken up the courses or with people who have already completed individual courses. These platforms can be used to solve your queries, prepare assignments, promote online discussion, and access other resources to support your learning.
- Do not overburden yourself – Make sure you give your brain some amount of rest. This is required to refresh your mind and break the monotony. If your brain gets adequate relaxation, it will be better prepared for the next learning session. You can move away from your study space, take a stroll, talk to a friend to give your mind a break.
We hope these steps will help you concentrate better and complete your online course within the time frame.