9 Easy Tips to Enhance Learning at Online Classes
Much like for teachers, students might find that learning online comes with expectations and benefits that are slightly different from traditional, in-person classrooms. Here are some top tips for students attending online classes that can them to reap maximum benefits out of e-learning platforms:
1. Be present on-time
Make sure to enter the e-classroom five minutes before the scheduled time. This way, you can settle yourself in as the class is about to begin.
2. Familiarize yourself with the available tools
Make sure you know to operate basic controls like webcam on/ off, mic mute/unmute so that you can use them as and when the need arises. If this is your first time in an online classroom, request the teacher to give you a 5-minute run-through through the tools available.
3. Select a well-lit, quiet space
Pick a spot in your house where you can listen to the class uninterrupted by noises and distractions. This place should be lit well so that the teacher can see you. Try to attend all the online classes from the same space so that you begin to associate this space as being one for learning.
4. Keep your attention focused
Make sure that you have only one tab open, that is, the e-classroom tab. Switch off notifications from other applications on your device so that they do not interrupt the learning process. This way, you can pay complete attention to the teacher and gain maximum understanding.
5. Interaction is key
A successful e-classroom has student-teacher interaction at its core. Teachers often use polling to check whether the student has understood the topic being discussed. Always respond to polls, chat messages and answer when you are asked a question so that you can enhance learning for yourself and for fellow classmates.
6. Take notes
Always have a notebook and pen at hand to make a note of important points during the session, just like you would during offline classes.
7. Communicate your doubts
Use the hand-raising option or the chat window that is available to let the teacher know that you have clarifications to be addressed. Always make sure that you raise queries in the allotted time for interaction so that you do not disrupt your fellow students’ attention in between the session.
8. Give genuine feedback
Feedback helps improve the quality of future online classes, so be clear and specific when you are asked for it. Teachers use this feedback to enhance the quality of the next online class.
9. Complete follow-up reading and assignments
After the online session, check the Notes section to see if the teacher has left any reading material or test to complete. Make sure you complete it within the given time so that you understand the topics better.
By following these easy tips for online learning, you can be confident that your online classes are going to be excellent learning experiences that are also fun to attend.
All the best for your next online class! We hope that your learning flows uninterrupted!
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