Manage time on task
It is a common misconception that online classes are easy or “self-paced,” but the opposite is typically true. As with all learning, how successful you are online and how much you get out of it depends on what you put into it. Make your class time a priority, and make time for organization.
Here are a few ways class time looks different when online:
Replace time spent in class with new learning tools
Learn more about common online learning activities and how faculty have designed them for optimal learning and engagement. Check out: https://flexteaching.ku.edu/group-discussions
The college lecture lives online
Get the most out of video content and recorded lecturers with these tips. Check out: https://www.themetalearners.com/how-to-learn-from-video-courses/
Follow your own clock
Speaking of sleep. Don’t forget to do that, too.
Create your learning space
When you’re in online courses or working on course assignments online, your living space is now your learning space too.
Another benefit of using a consistent space? It’ll help you find the most reliable internet connection.
Put away distractions
Consider your ambiance
Whether you can create a consistent space in your home or not, it is important to consider the spaces you use for class and study time.
- Organize and tidy your space after you use it and before you begin working
- Make sure you have enough light to read, but also the right lighting to be seen during online video sessions
- Create a space for your supplies. Keep your books and notebooks together in one place along with the basics like pen, paper, calculator
- Mark your computer charger so you can identify the right one, and then try to keep it plugged in at your learning space so it is always handy
Check out examples of great learning spaces and how to make your own space effective: https://collegeinfogeek.com/create-study-space/