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5 Things You Can Do to Help Adjust to Online Learning

Posted by Katie Newberry on Apr 13, 2020 8:03:00 AM

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Since classes have been transitioned to an online formatdue to COVID-19, students and faculty members must adjust to this new virtual normal. 

If you aren’t used to online learning it can be a bit of a change to your normal learning style. Fortunately, there are ways you can help yourself succeed in this new format.  

We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you adjust to online learning. Take a look below! 


1. Log In Frequently

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Chris Ostwinkle, JJC’s  iCampusdirector,  recommends  logging into to your classes  as much as you can.  Logging in frequently can help you stay engaged with the class.  

Creating a schedule will ensure that you don’t forget to complete an assignment. “Make a schedule for when you will log in and complete coursework,” recommends Ostwinkle. 

Planning out the term's tasks early on can help reduce stress as students juggle multiple deadlines across courses,” says U.S. News & World Report. 

 

2. Utilize Campus Resources

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JJC has  many student resources to help you succeed! From Career Services to the Tutoring and Learning Center, you’ll be able to get the help you need.  

All student services are now accessible remotely through the MyJJC portal. You can register for courses, meet with your academic advisor, have access to mental health and wellness resources, apply for financial aid and more. Support services are also accessible through the iCampus dashboard 

 

3. Ask Questions & Participate in Discussion 

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Don’t be afraid to reach out to your instructor if you have questions. You can even ask a question in the course’s discussion board; chances are if you have a question, other students do too.  

Ask questions if you don’t understand something. This may involve sending an e-mail to your instructor, posting a question in a Q&A discussion board, or similar activity,” says Ostwinkle 

Also, make sure that you are participating in the discussion, many instructors will grade you on this.  

 

4. Don't Wait Until the Last Minute

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Don’t wait to submit your assignments right before they are due. Ostwinkle warns that problems with technology can happen at any time. You never know when your internet will go out or an important website will crash.  

 

5. Have a Dedicated Workspace

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Don’t wait to submit your assignments right before they are due. Ostwinkle warns that problems with technology can happen at any time. You never know when your internet will go out or an important website will crash.  

 

Share How You're Adjusting to a New Normal

We want to know how you're adjusting to online learning! Share a photo of how you or your class are having fun during this stressful time by tagging JJC on social media or using the hashtags, #JJCatHome or #VirtuallyJJC. We might share your story!

Read about how the JJC community is making the most of this time at home on our website.

 

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