During this strange era of Covid19, everything changes, and we have to adjust. The time we spend in our homes is too much and many of us have found new activities and things that can be done with a laptop. Among other areas of interest, people turn to online education. This decision is really smart, especially since we are not distracted by parties or any kind of social occasions.
However, we are used to face-to-face interaction, and having to focus on a computer screen proves to be hard for some of us. Some people spend so much time on their computers during work that studying online makes them feel bored. To fasten the process of learning, we have to act smart and name a few of the most important things we need to take care of. In some cases, there is a teacher or a tutor, while at other times, we have to find motivation on our own. Studying online can’t be that hard for our generation of tech-experts, so let’s see what we should do.
- Imagine you are working
The crucial factor that determines whether we succeed or fail in what we deal with is motivation. When you take real classes, the teacher helps you keep focus. The physical interaction makes the process vivid and exciting. The laptop creates a cold environment and passes the feeling that the whole procedure is pointless. Trust us on this; if you treat the online courses like real courses, they will give back the same amount of knowledge. The moment you realize this is working, your whole psychology will change, and you will be more active and passionate than ever.
It is essential to interact as much as possible. Return your tutor’s interest and answer back when he asks a question. Write down all your questions and make sure they are responded to in the class. Don’t wait till the next class takes place in order to participate. Make the most out of the online experience while everyone is connected. You will have plenty of time to become an introvert and focus on yourself when the webinar ends. Take advantage of the teacher’s time and willingness to help you. Don’t forget they have to spend much time to prepare the course and adjust the content of their work to do it online.
- Stay alert
It is important to be punctual and take your study seriously. Work with an alarm clock and appear on the course on time. You can even use mnemonic devices to help you remember all the valuable information using songs or poems. If the teacher allows, you can also record their lecture for future reference—use and anything that technology offers like visual aids or flash cards. The more you organize your time and studies, the more productive you will be.
- Make it interesting
An amazing idea is to find friends that share your passion. If your course is not strictly associated with your work, it would be great to convince your friends to accompany you on this journey. If this proves hard, you can always make new friends in the class. Teamwork that you might have to deliver seems like the perfect chance to meet new people and turn the lessons into a wholly unique experience. Connect with your classmates and plan a meeting with them to get to know each other. Interaction is not something that only has to be with your teacher; it can also include your classmates. Socializing is important, so don’t underestimate it.
- Make a plan
As obvious as that may sound, it is honestly one of the most critical steps on your way to success. Initially, you will have to identify your goals. Start with the big picture and think about what you anticipate to learn at the end of the course. Later on, you can decide your goals into smaller goals that will help you realize exactly what you have to do in each step. Along with planning, make sure you have provided yourself with a working space and that you have taken care of all the details, such as having a good sleep and being hydrated. If you lose focus on all these, you will be overwhelmed and end up giving up. So, please don’t give up!
Written by Anna Siampani.