Tips for students and teachers

Online learning resources are hugely important in the modern era, so using them optimally is a must whether you are studying or teaching in this context.

There are certain strategies for leveraging online learning platforms that make a difference in their effectiveness, so let’s review a few of them to bring teachers and students up to speed.

Advice for students

To get the most out of online learning platforms, students have many options, including:

Manage your time effectively

With regard to distance learning, it is useful to balance your responsibilities proactively by setting a schedule for your studies, rather than just going with the flow.

Divide your day logically between the different aspects of study, whether it’s reading reports, writing essays, working with others, or leaving feedback.

Set targets

This helps with good time management because unless you have goals to achieve each day, it’s easy to procrastinate and procrastinate.

It is better than students set goals themselvesso don’t wait for your teacher to push you if you know your motivation depends on it.

Find the right space to study

Unless you are in a learning environment, the best online platforms in the world will not help you achieve your goals.

You need a space that is quiet, free of distractions, light and airy, and equipped with everything you need. This applies whether you plan build a successful brokerage with a qualification in real estate, or saving the planet as an environmental scientist.

Use of all available resources

We all have different learning styleswhich means you should explore all that a platform has to offer in terms of available educational resources.

Whether it’s watching videos, reading articles, participating in seminars, or attending virtual lectures, all of these combined will help you retain knowledge, rather than overwhelming you without soaking.

Tips for teachers

When it comes to teaching through online learning platforms, there are ways to have more impact, such as:

Become familiar with the platform itself

As an educator, it is your responsibility to know the ins and outs of the tools available to you. Just because you’re more used to doing things a certain way doesn’t mean you should avoid the features of the e-learning platform your institution has invested in.

Adapt content to format

You will be creating much of the content used by students, so you need to understand that some approaches are better suited to online platforms than they would be in a traditional classroom.

Brevity is best, for example. So sticking to shorter content, and even hosting shorter distance learning courses, will help those who tune in to get involved. This segmented approach helps accommodate some of the unplanned interruptions that are part and parcel of online learning.

Encourage teamwork

If students only work solo on online platforms, it can be an isolating experience. Instead, get them to team up with others whenever possible, whether that means working in pairs or forming larger groups.

This will help create a sense of camaraderie and also reinforce the education they receive while developing other useful skills.

Catering to individuals

When teaching through online platforms, be aware that students have different needs that it is your job to accommodate and work around.

Some will thrive in this situation, while others will struggle, and you need to distribute support and guidance accordingly.

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