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Learning How To Learn Online Course
With the increasing popularity of MOOCs and the addition of app-based courses to the already long list of learning tools that make going to school as exciting as high school, the traditional course might be doomed. It might not be the next generation’s dream of writing the second book, getting an advanced degree or getting a part-time job in the morning so that they can study full-time until nine o’clock at night, but by providing learners with knowledge and techniques that can be applied anywhere (and without the entire hassles of traditional textbook study), it could well mean just the opposite.
And while learning online courses might have more limitations (with less depth in content than traditional classes), the interesting part about them is how well they complement learning by allowing students to build a understanding by doing, instead of through books.
Whether you’re looking to discover a new area of learning, or add a little time to your college, here are some tips on how to enjoy online learning:
* Does your teacher need help? If you would rather he/she be present to answer your questions, try setting up an online form where you can write your problem in order to get them to jump in and help. Don’t be afraid to send your teacher some soft questions to keep the discussion alive while you’re browsing online courses. The professor will appreciate this.
* During discussion, making posts about why you understand what you do or have learned is important. Make sure to include video clips that illustrate the point that you’re making to make sure that it’s heard by everyone. Don’t ignore your ideas unless everyone agrees.
* When researching online courses, you have to find the one that interests you the most and is most convenient to you and your schedule. After you’ve taken into account how many hours it’s going to take you each day to study, find out if the course has a registration fee. Try to figure out whether the course’s cost will be spent off-site or online.
* Share your experience with your friends so that they can benefit from it. Become the personal motivator you want everyone else to be and recruit others to join your cause.
* To maximize your learning experience, try to get yourself involved in online group discussions that bring together people in similar interests and talks. There are probably going to be plenty of interests that you share, and you can help each other even while you’re away from home. Plus, helping others will help you reinforce your own understanding.
* Find and keep up with the discussion. Answer questions that come up from time to time and share your views on what you’ve learned. A link to the discussion paper or video is always a great way to find out what others think of the lesson you’ve been given.
* If you have any questions that you need to ask someone in a new online course, organize a meeting with them via an email or a chat. They can help you learn without asking you to sign up, which might prove to be tricky in the future.
* If you’re an all-or-nothing learner (like I am), having an online course will end up being a lot of work. Obviously, you can have a limited class size in order to do a lot of the work, but if you’re not afraid of random distractions while you study, then you’re likely to learn about a lot of things you might not have known about in the classroom.
* All the programs on the market today use classroom grade data from previous courses to grade you on how well you’ve performed on these classes. Use the data to your advantage and emphasize what you did best during your lessons, making sure to tie your grades closely to what you read or learned.
And just like we’ve all learned in our high school or college classes, after graduating from college, “you must do what you’re good at” in order to get a job in this world. The only time it’s good to do what you’re bad at is when you’re in school and that shouldn’t be in your online courses either.
So whether you’re looking to perfect a new skill or find a good course to apply what you learned to your life, try to find something that you enjoy and enjoy keeping yourself occupied with. This way, you will be able to enjoy yourself while you learn. And maybe you’ll actually enjoy studying!