• Heidi Adams

Being Successful with Online Courses

In light of the spreading the COVID-19 virus, I realize you are probably in the same boat I am: trying to adjust to an online course curriculum. As I work through recording lectures I would normally be giving to you in person, it dawned on me many of you may not have a lot of experience when it comes to being successful with online courses. Thus, I decided to offer you all some advice.

1. Create a study schedule and stick to it! Refer to the guidelines of your syllabus and plan when you will complete lectures, assignments, quizzes, and exams. It can be a weekly schedule you keep from week to week or one that needs to be adjusted to fit in your other obligations.

2. When it is your scheduled class/study time, get rid of distractions. People, internet, television, phones, etc. can reduce the quality of your study time. Put your phone on silent, find a quiet place, and get serious when it is time to complete course work.

3. Don't be afraid to contact your professor if you have questions. Like me, other professors across campus are prepared to do what we can to help you learn. But we are not mind readers--you have to speak up!

There are probably other tips out there you can independently apply based on your learning needs. Do a quick internet search to learn more. Everyone stay safe and healthy out there--we are in this together!

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