The Benefits of Online Learning
Now that online learning has become the new “normal” for students everywhere, it is important to understand how to use it properly and to your advantage. Online learning can come in many different shapes and forms. Though this may not be preferable, there are many undiscovered benefits you can reap from this new form of education.
The Ability To Learn Anywhere
All classes will be held online. Thus, it is 100% necessary to have a device to work with, preferably a laptop, computer, or tablet so that you can sit and study properly. Some schools are currently responding to student needs by providing free temporary-use laptops to help ease some complications. Many services are offering free internet services for qualifying students. Online learning also allows students to work from anywhere in the world at any time. Whether you are studying from 10,000 miles away, or you don’t have the means to log-on at the appropriate time, you can come back and still have everything you need at your fingertips (literally)!
Working at Your Own Pace
There is now much more time to do work at your own pace. Oftentimes at school, we are crammed with work that we barely get time to eat, sleep, or even breathe. Now with this mandated quarantine, we have nothing but work to do! You can schedule your day according to your daily and future tasks. Prioritize your day according to which tasks are most time-demanding and important and get those done first.
Since all school materials will be posted online, you will also have access to them 24/7. Time is also on your side! These opportunities will also teach you self-discipline by managing your time and tasks. Organizing yourself now will greatly impact your surroundings and make your adult-life more manageable. Take advantage of these benefits in order to raise your GPA and create a better version of yourself.
Using All Your Resources
Your biggest resource is the internet. Everything is online nowadays, which comes to benefit the education world. There are millions of resources online that you can check out. You can find a great tutor through Gooroo to stay on track or for an extra boost in your classes. Additionally, online textbooks can all be accessed from your 12inch by 9inch laptop in a matter of seconds. This will also allow you to explore new technologies that help to mimic the real-life experience, such as virtual whiteboards, screen sharing controls, different video-conferencing platforms, etc. While becoming more tech-savvy, you will also have a brand new love for the internet.
It’s time to use this new opportunity to learn more about yourself and see how you can improve as a student. This time of self-discipline and reorganization will help the future you adjust more easily into the online world.
It is extremely easy to lose track of time when you’re in front of a screen all day, but since school isn’t going to go at a slower pace, neither can you!
Written by Hope Chow