Top 8 Online Learning Tips For a Successful School Year
FOR GETTING THE MOST OUT OF AN ONLINE CLASS LET’S FOLLOW SOME STRATEGIES
We believe that through well-designed learning experiences, those same values—inquiry, collaboration, connection—can transcend the physical space to connect people even when we’re not together physically. For physical schools that need to close for whatever reason, we at DPSG FARIDABAD can offer strategies for continuing learning that are aligned to a school’s pedagogical philosophies and mission.
Learning online is a whimsical way to increase your knowledge and skills.If you are looking for ways to strengthen your current habits and approaches, there are a few key areas to take full advantage of all online learning has to offer.
In this collection of online learning best practices, we share tips and strategies to help you succeed in your learning journey, including ways to:
Maintain healthy habits: Your brain, like your body, needs rest and exercise. Get sleep, stay hydrated, go outside, eat well.
Time Management. Create your own calendar that consists of a layout of what activities (readings, journals, tests, and more) need to be accomplished each day.
Organization: Make sure that you have everything you need to succeed in the class, including materials (laptop, passwords, books etc)
Flexibility. Adapt and go with the flow. You may need to revise or rethink your plans as you begin the class.
Have a dedicated study space: Having a dedicated space at home to take online courses can make your learning more effective as it will also help you to stay organized.
When setting up your study space, make sure you:
- Have a high-speed internet connection.
- Have the required resources.
- Have headphones for listening to lectures or discussions
Virtually meet and interact with your learning peers: You are not alone! Introduce yourself, answer questions posted by the instructor in the discussion forums, and respond to your peers’ posts.
Practice Makes Perfect: Online classes are an excellent option to help you learn, that you need to fulfill your goals. Though they come with their own challenges, following the advice above can help you be successful even in the most chaotic of times.
Make your learning stick: Take advantage of the established learning science principles of practice, application, and reflection. To ensure your newly learned knowledge and skills stick with you, it’s important to repeatedly practice skills, apply knowledge in different contexts, and reflect on what you have learned. This new learning experience will provide you with opportunities to practice and reflect, but you can reinforce your learning outside of a class by connecting it to your real life.