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Tips for Effective Online Learning

  • Technological Requirements
    • Reliable Internet Access
    • Device capable of using Microsoft Office applications (or able to handle Office Online in the browser)
    • Depending on course requirements, device equipped with microphone/camera for collaborative online communication
  • Creating a Productive Environment
    • Clean, organized, and comfortable space
    • Avoiding distractions, both in-person and online
    • Dedicating a space for working online
  • Time-Management Skills and Study Plans
    • Reviewing syllabus
    • Creating a work schedule, factoring in non-school commitments
    • Prioritizing upcoming tasks, creating to-do lists and reminders
  • Motivation and Participation
    • Dedicating time for rest and relaxation
    • Breaking up large tasks into smaller goals
    • Exercising, meditating, or other productive stress relieving
    • Reflecting on current practices, and reevaluating time-management and study plan
  • Using Online Resources
    • Reaching out to professors for clarification on assignments and course expectations
    • Utilizing Library resources, including digital books, journals, and newspapers
  • Online Communication Skills
    • Using language, grammar, and tone appropriate for an academic setting
    • Paying attention to previous messages and comments
    • Avoiding over-messaging, and sharing of personal information
    • Being mindful of the permanence and record of online communication

Links

Tips for Taking Online Exams

LearnHowToBecome.org

Success Online (Minnesota State)

Study Tips for Online Learners

Northeastern's Tips for Taking Online Classes

Last Updated 10/27/20

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