Online study depends on the motivation of the learner and how interactive the study material is. Joining a course and sticking to the classes at the same time every time can be a difficult task for the students. So how are the students supposed to take the benefits of online learning keeping up with the busy schedule?
Here are some of the tips one should follow in order to start the courses offered online.
Take out the print of the schedule and assignments along with the test dates and and stick it on a visible area of your room. This way you won’t be missing the important dates.
It is suggested to study the number of hour outside of the class should be same as traditional class, Additional six hours of study every week is ideally taken to read a textbook, complete assignments, review notes, work on activity related to the topic and prepare for test for a 100 marks subject.
|The materials like notebooks and books to refer and copies of all the lecture notes and materials should be kept handy and the copies of lecture slides and materials in a file to avoid misplace or loss of notes.|
Contact the professor for questions: Talk to the teacher and ask questions using email or any other method to communicate with him. You can also call the teachers from your campus if there is some delay in addressing your issues in the subject.
Participate in class and interact for the best learning experience. The main disadvantage that the instructor gets here is that the instructor is not able to see you. The body language tells the tutor in the traditional classroom if the student is attentive or not. Participate in online class by entering the online forums, asking questions, or commenting your doubts.The teachers also take ideas for next topics through the forum and most discussed threads.
Take the tests: Take the tests and understand the detailed feedback report from the tests. Take tests more often and and see your level of understanding, if possible then go back to the online material and read them again. Then take the test again.
Take the SQ3R technique
Survey the book by topics and assignments.
Question before you read Example when you are reading the topic the parts of flower – ask yourself “What are the parts of flowers?, Let’s see” This will retain the curiosity in you.
Read the paragraphs to answer the questions that you created.
Identify the ideas and the sub topics and read them. Create a mental flowchart and try to connect to the bigger picture.
Finally, review the things that you read. Ideally once a week you should revise and go along with your topics.
|Practise these tips now and get ready to ace your examination, and more importantly, learn for life.|