STUDY TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FOR ONLINE LEARNING

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Online learning can be challenging, but with the right mind-set and strategies, you can succeed. Here are some tips and techniques to help you make the most of your online learning experience.

1.Set clear expectations: Ensure that you dedicate enough time to your course thereby creating an avenue for consistently attending all aspects of the program, including any live teaching sessions. Aim to dedicate the same level of commitment and attitude toward your learning and task completion as you would to a regular in-person course.

 

2.Create a dedicated study space: Find a quiet place where you can focus on your studies. Make sure you have all the necessary materials, such as textbooks, notes, and a computer.

3.Set daily goals for studying: Ask yourself what you hope to accomplish in your course each day. Setting a clear goal can help you stay motivated and beat procrastination. The goal should be specific and easy to measure, such as “I’ll watch all the videos in Module 2 and complete the first programming assignment.” And don’t forget to reward yourself when you make progress towards your goal!

 

4.Schedule time to study on your calendar: Open your calendar and choose a predictable, reliable time that you can dedicate to watching lectures and completing assignments. This helps ensure that your courses won’t become the last thing on your to-do list.

5. Actively take notes: Taking notes can promote active thinking, boost comprehension, and extend your attention span. It’s a good strategy to internalize   knowledge whether you’re learning online or in the classroom. So, grab a notebook or find a digital app that works best for you and start synthesizing key points.

6.Use available resources: Most online courses offer resources such as virtual office hours with instructors, research databases, and academic support. Take advantage of these resources to help you succeed.

7.Actively engage with the course materials: Just as with face-to-face learning, mental energy counts: take time to reflect on whether you have understood the materials, try to remember and recap the information you have learned to aid retrieval and memory, test your understanding, mix different concepts and skills into the same study session to build connections and fluencies, participate in class discussions, ask questions, attend study groups and office hours, and try teaching concepts to others.

8.Ask for assistance: In an online learning environment, you may need to ask lots of questions and take ownership over shaping the learning experience so that it meets your needs. This might mean asking your instructors or peers for help, or attending office hours and study groups.

 

9.Stay motivated: Online learning requires self-discipline and motivation. Set goals for yourself and celebrate your achievements along the way.

 

10.Take time to check in with yourself each week. You should spend some time reflecting on your progress and success each week. We recommend scheduling regular weekly check-ins with yourself, or with a coach or study partner who can help you stay on track.

Conclusion: Taking online courses increases your knowledge base and add to your skill set. When you enroll at BFI School, it is imperative to note that courses are paced to help your e-learning experience to be highly beneficial and productive.

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