Getting The Most Out Of Your Online Class
5 Tips for Online Learning in the Caribbean
Doing online classes sounds exciting and adventurous to many individuals. After all, most people appreciate the convenience of learning from anywhere and at any time. Especially students who participate in the Learn on the Go Caribbean programme.
However, Online Learning requires Time Management Skills, Self Discipline and Dedication to truly maximize its effectiveness.
In this article, I share five tips to help you get the most out of your online course.
Ensure that you have reliable internet access
In the Caribbean internet connectivity is a challenge for many individuals. A stable internet connection is very important during your online class. So ensure that you choose an internet provider that is reliable and has a strong internet coverage in your community. Also, during your online class, close competing applications that may interfere with your connection.
Ensure that your device is working properly.
Always start up your device at least 30 minutes prior to your session. Audio and video are very important elements during an online class. Check your microphone and speakers ahead of time to prevent communication glitches. Using a headset can maximize online communication and provide clarity. Ensure that your device is fully charged, or that you have access to a power outlet.
Identify a dedicated space.
Select a comfortable space for your online class. Ensure that this place is quite organized and free of distraction. Inform your friends, families or colleagues of your class times. Turning off your phone and logging out of social media will also reduce distractions and help you focus.
Do not be afraid to ask questions
Online classes are designed to be interactive. Build a relationship with your Online Instructor and ask for help when necessary. By asking your Online Instructor to clarify problems, they will be able to assess your level of understanding and be in a better position to inform you of your progress.
Some online classes are usually recorded and can be accessed after for review. However, it is very useful to take notes during your session. According to UEFAP.COM, taking notes helps you to concentrate and maintain a permanent record of what you read or listened to. For more information on summarizing and note taking, visit UEFAP.COM
I hope these tips were helpful. To find out how you can participate in online classes for CXC exam preparation, visit Learn on the Go Caribbean.com. Or join our community and become an Independent Online Instructor.