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‘My Online Learning Experience as a Student This Fall Has Been Great’
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(This is the final post in a multipart series. You can see Part One here and Part Two here .)
What has your online learning experience been as a student this fall? What is working for you and why? What is not working for you and why?
This series highlights contributions from students in my classes.
In Part One , Cathy Liu, Julia Yang, Eliseo Angulo Lopez, and Masihullah Shafiq shared their thoughts.
In Part Two , Luis Diaz, Samantha Nicole Vicedo, Cheyenne Lo, and Manpreet Rana contribute their commentaries.
Today, Lyna Nguyen, Nono Loek, and Rachel Anjel “wrap up” this series...
Teachers ‘have been really understanding’
Lyna Nguyen is a junior at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif.
My online learning experience as a student this fall has been great. What’s working for me is I like the 40 minutes in class and 40 minutes asynchronous time to work on our assignments. I feel like teachers have been really understanding and helpful of what we’re going through and how difficult it can be. I find it more relaxing for me because everything is organized through Google Classroom, and it puts a little stress off of me because I disliked feeling disorganized and anxious.
What is not working for me is sometimes my time management is off, and it can be a little stressful how teachers assign work really close to the due date of other class assignments. I’d rather have the assignments’ due dates spread out throughout the week. Sometimes, there are technology difficulties, which can interrupt my learning experience. Everything is also online, so it can take a while communicating with teachers. Overall, communication is delayed, and it can be difficult reaching out to teachers and asking for assistance. Even when I need help with a certain assignment, it can be difficult learning and processing information through a screen. Other than that, I appreciate teachers trying their best to make everything work during this pandemic.
‘Internet classes save time’
Nono Loek is a senior at Luther Burbank High School:
In my experience with internet classes, the good far outweighs the bad. Internet classes save time, and saving time is important to me. The studies are structured much better than I expected. I don’t really see a difference between the online and offline structures. Group work is done in separate rooms, and I think it’s not that bad, because we also learn a lot in online classes.
I sometimes miss the interaction with people, making long-lasting friendships, which is extremely important for all of us. At home, it’s hard to force yourself to take a break. I think this pandemic has t probably transformed education. Most of the things we found to be impossible have now proven to be possible.
I actually really enjoy distance learning, but sometimes I want everything to go back to normal. I also like how I don’t have to wake up at 6 every morning. I like that with learning online, I can relax more, as well as think more. What I don’t like about online learning is that it can take me up to a whole school day (6-7 hours) to finish assignments.
‘I understand teachers are trying to keep us safe’
Rachel Anjel is a senior at Luther Burbank High School:
My online experience this year is kind of boring because I don’t really get to see friends in school anymore. And I thought it was going to be fun using Chromebooks. Sometimes it can be difficult because sometimes the Wi-Fi doesn’t work or it can be slow. I sometimes feel bored because I can’t spend or hang out with my friends.
A good thing is that we have this app called FaceTime, so whenever I’m bored, I can just call my friends. We talk and play while we do our homework and have fun. But at the same time, I think having an online school is bad because I hate sitting in my room the whole six hrs. I remember saying I like online school, but now it’s getting boring. I think it would be better if we went to school. But I understand teachers are trying to keep us safe.
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How Online Classes Work: 10 Frequently Asked Questions
Some online courses require students to attend and participate at set times through videoconferencing.
How Online Classes Work: FAQ
Online classes are typically a mix of video recordings or live lectures supplemented with readings and assessments that students can complete on their own time. But nothing is typical about education in 2020 as the coronavirus has forced a sudden migration to online learning with little time to prepare for it.
As the pandemic accelerated, colleges shifted into emergency mode, shutting down campuses in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 – the disease caused by the novel coronavirus – and moving academic life online. Education experts anticipate more online classes this fall. For students – whether incoming freshmen, seasoned seniors or returning adult learners – here is an overview of what to know about and expect from online classes:
- How is an online classroom typically structured?
- Do students need to attend classes at specific times?
- Do online classes have in-person components?
- How do students interact in an online course?
- What is the typical workload for an online course?
- How many weeks do online classes run?
- What are typical assignments in online classes?
- How do students take proctored exams in online classes?
- What should students know before enrolling in an online course?
- Are there ways to accelerate online degree completion?
How Is an Online Classroom Typically Structured?
The structure of an online classroom varies, experts say. But generally, online students regularly log in to a learning management system, or LMS, a virtual portal where they can view the syllabus and grades; contact professors, classmates and support services; access course materials; and monitor their progress on lessons.
Experts say prospective students should check whether a school's LMS is accessible on mobile devices so they can complete coursework anytime, anywhere. They will also likely need a strong internet connection and any required software , such as a word processor.
One important distinction that experts note is that the forced shift to remote instruction that colleges saw this spring due to the coronavirus is not typical of online education . What students are experiencing in an online format as a result of the pandemic is "emergency remote teaching" says Lynette O'Keefe, director of research and innovation at the Online Learning Consortium.
"Emergency remote teaching forces faculty that have planned their semester in either a face-to-face or blended environment to be carried out fully online, and it forces students that were not necessarily expecting to complete their courses online to do so," O'Keefe says.
She expects courses in the fall to be designed for online offerings rather than hastily forced into the format.
Do Students Need to Attend Classes at Specific Times?
Online classes typically have an asynchronous, or self-paced, portion. Students complete coursework on their own time but still need to meet weekly deadlines, a format that offers flexibility for students .
Some online courses may also have a synchronous component, where students view live lectures online and sometimes participate in discussions through videoconferencing platforms such as Zoom. The latter model is the move many professors have made during the pandemic, experts say.
"It's effectively taking a physical classroom model and doing your best to deliver that over tools like Zoom," says Luyen Chou, chief learning officer at 2U, an online program management company.
Do Online Classes Have In-Person Components?
Some online classes may require students to attend a residency on the school's campus before or during the program. The lengths and details of these requirements vary.
Students may complete team-building activities, network and attend informational sessions. Especially in health fields like nursing , certain online programs may require working in a clinical setting.
How Do Students Interact in an Online Course?
If a course has a synchronous component or requires students to travel to campus, that's a good way to get to know classmates, experts say. Students may otherwise communicate through discussion forums, social media and – particularly for group work – videoconferencing, as well as phone and email.
Online learners interact with professors in similar ways, though they may need to be more proactive than on-campus students to develop a strong relationship . That may involve introducing themselves to their instructor before classes start and attending office hours if offered, Marian Stoltz-Loike, vice president for online education at Touro College in New York, wrote in a 2017 U.S. News blog post.
What Is the Typical Workload for an Online Course?
Just like in traditional classes, the workload varies – but don't expect your course to be easier just because it's online. Many online learners say they spend 15 to 20 hours a week on coursework. That workload, of course, may vary between full-time and part-time students. A lighter course load likely means less study.
At Arizona State University 's online arm – ASU Online – students typically spend six hours a week on coursework for each credit they enroll in, Joe Chapman, director of student services at the school, wrote in a 2015 U.S. News blog post .
How Many Weeks Do Online Classes Run?
While some online degree programs follow the traditional semester-based schedule, others divide the year into smaller terms , and graduation credit requirements may vary. ASU Online courses, for instance, are structured as seven-and-a-half week sessions rather than 14-week semesters.
Sometimes students can choose the number of courses they take at one time, while in other programs they must stick to a set curriculum road map as part of a cohort , experts say. Prospective students should determine whether the academic calendar is structured in a way that will enable them to balance work, school and family. They should also know that academic calendars vary by school.
While some schools have decided to tweak the format for fall 2020, most are sticking to the traditional academic calendar to avoid throwing even more changes at students amid the coronavirus pandemic, Chou says. "I think the majority of the folks that we have talked to have elected, at least for this fall, to preserve their semester structures, just in the interest of not changing everything at the same time."
What Are Typical Assignments in Online Classes?
Online course assignments depend largely on the discipline. But in general, students should expect assignments similar to those in on-ground programs, such as research papers and proctored exams in addition to online-specific assignments such as responding to professor-posed questions in a discussion board .
An online course may also require group projects where students communicate virtually, as well as remote presentations. These can be challenging for online learners, who often live across various time zones, Stoltz-Loike noted in a 2018 blog post .
How Do Students Take Proctored Exams in Online Classes?
Not all online classes have proctored exams . But if they do, online students may need to visit a local testing site with an on-site proctor. They may also take virtually monitored exams online, where a proctor watches via webcam or where computer software detects cheating by checking test-takers' screens.
With more classes likely online in fall 2020, experts expect an uptick in online exam proctoring.
What Should Students Know Before Enrolling in an Online Course?
Prospective students looking for how to start online college should visit the admissions page for the school. They should also understand the requirements for the degree program of interest to them, considering that there may be a higher threshold for certain majors compared with general admissions, experts recommend.
While the registration process for online and on-campus classes is often similar, prospective online students should review the course type and requirements before enrolling, experts say. They should also understand the requirements for dropping classes.
Are There Ways to Accelerate Online Degree Completion?
In some cases, it's possible to earn a degree faster.
For instance, in competency-based online learning , students move quickly through the material they already know and may spend more time on unfamiliar topics. In some programs, students may also earn credits for past work or military experience. Some universities even offer a subscription-based model, which allows students to sign up for various self-paced classes over several months.
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4 digital marketing students tell us about their experience transitioning to online classes
IE University prides itself on being a pioneer in online learning. In light of the COVID-19 crisis, all classes swiftly moved to an online format, with 200 video sessions being taught simultaneously on any given day. But what is it like to adjust from face-to-face lectures to totally online classes? Four students in the Master in Digital Marketing tell us about their experiences.
Student: Silvia Dominguez
- What has the experience been like taking all your classes online? Better than I thought (very positive)! From one day to another, we were able to transition from offline to online classes without falling behind schedule. Professors are very approachable and eager to help us. It’s very surprising to see how quickly we adapted to this new situation.
- What are some benefits of online learning? Online learning provides more time flexibility. Now I have a bit more time to spend on my extracurricular projects and hobbies. It also helps you to develop self-discipline from planning your day and tasks around class times.
- Make a schedule to be more efficient with your time. Don’t overtire yourself; you have more time now!
- Take breaks to disconnect from what you’re doing: you will have a fresher mind and it’ll improve your performance.
- Wear normal clothes so it feels like a normal day of “work.”
- Prepare some good Spotify playlists for your different study moods!
- Stay in contact with your friends from class: HouseParty, FaceTime, WhatsApp… no matter the distance and time zone, you can always stay connected to your community.
Student: Maria Luiza dePaula
- What has the experience been like taking all your classes online? I’m glad the university implemented the online class platform, because we have managed to finish this term perfectly on time. Though there were some small complications such as technical issues during the upload of presentations at the beginning, we found quick solutions to it on the platform and professors and program directors alike have been very helpful and understanding during this situation!
- What are some benefits of online learning? We didn’t have to cancel classes or undergo drastic rescheduling, all while being in the comfort of our homes. Studying at home has never been more comfortable.
- What tips do you have to stay motivated while studying from home? The tip that works for me is to keep in constant contact with my classmates; to establish a space where I can watch the classes quietly and take notes; and to organize a routine according to my online schedule.
Student: Fernando March
- What has the experience been like taking all your classes online? To be honest, my experience of taking all my classes online has not been very positive, because I get easily distracted, and of course, the lack of contact with my classmates. Nevertheless, I truly appreciate the effort and commitment that IE University is making at such a critical moment, giving us the necessary tools to continue our studies.
- What are some benefits of online learning? Precisely in these circumstances, there are two important issues that I appreciate. Firstly, the continuity in academic teaching, and secondly, having a few hours covered with an obligation, whether it’s studying, working on group projects, or completing individual assignments. I believe that such obligations help us distract ourselves from these days that are starting to become never-ending.
- What tips do you have to stay motivated while studying from home? My advice to stay motivated, while working or studying at home during those days, is based on simple things that do not require much effort. By getting up early, eating healthily, exercising for 20 to 30 minutes, or even dressing up as if you were going out, can put you in the right mindset before starting your work. Once you have successfully completed all your tasks, make time to chat with those who you haven’t talked with in a while and tell them your future plans or even start some with them!
Student: Kristina Taveras
- What has the experience been like taking all your classes online? I’ve enjoyed the transition from offline to online classes due to the ease and efficiency of the web-conferencing platform, the ability to still be in touch with classmates and professors across different channels at all times, and not having to make drastic changes in my daily schedule while still having professors be flexible and understanding during this time.
- What are some benefits of online learning? Some of the major advantages of online learning is that it gives you a much more relaxed and flexible learning environment, it fosters greater time management and responsibility as a whole, and it ultimately allows us to create and enjoy a schedule that best fits with our day-to-day activities.
- What tips do you have to stay motivated while studying from home? My greatest piece of advice would be to stay up to date with all course announcements, try to participate as much as you can on discussion boards or conference calls alike, and most importantly, get the assigned work done first thing in the morning… That way, you can enjoy the rest of your day while still staying on track with your studies! Aside from this, writing down assignments and meeting dates on the planner of your choice is the best way to keep yourself organized.
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Online courses can be a more convenient, and sometimes cheaper, means of learning. If you signed up for an online class, however, sometimes concentrating on studying can be difficult. As you often absorb the material on your own time, you may struggle to stay focused. To start, create and stick to a strict study schedule. Make sure to find ways to work with online material. You may, for example, need to print out lecture notes on occasion so you can study away from the computer. Make sure to use effective study skills. Study skills that would work in any course are applicable to an online class.
Creating a Study Schedule
- You can study at home, if you know you won't distract yourself. Many people, however, have difficulty concentrating when they try to study at home. This is one of the challenges of online courses.
- A place like an Internet cafe usually has reliable Internet access, as do some coffee shops and restaurants. Just make sure employees won't mind you hanging around these places for long hours while you study.
- You can also try a library.
- You may have some regular lecture times you need to attend. However, you should also make time on your own end for review. This is especially important if you're required to review some of the course material on your own.
- To make an online class feel as vigorous as an in-person course, choose the same times and days to login each week. Set a specific timeframe for how long you'll read and review materials. You can, for example, log in from 2 o'clock to 4 o'clock Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to study.
- You can make a physical calendar for yourself if you study at home. Write down things like the dates papers are due and the dates of tests and quizzes. This will help let you know when you need to start committing to reviewing materials.
- You can also make a calendar on your phone or laptop. This may be more helpful if you don't study at home, as you'll be able to refer to it while you're out studying.
- Remember, just because you don't go to the course in person does not mean it is not costing you money or that it does not affect your overall GPA. Make sure to treat an online course as seriously as you would treat a course you attend in person.
Working with Online Material
- If you prefer to read typed lectures or reading material on a screen, you may want to invest in a Kindle. These aren’t backlit, which reduces eye strain compared to reading on a computer screen.
- You should also print out things like a course schedule and syllabus. It's good to have a physical copy of these materials to refer to throughout the course.
- Use headings and dates to keep track of what materials are covered in each section of your notes. You can refer to these headings later when studying.
- Do not try to record every single detail an instructor said. Instead, jot down the general idea and any insights that help you better understand the material. Later, when you're studying, you can refer to your notes to remember the major ideas of the course.
- Even if you can re-watch lectures, taking notes is still helpful. It helps better remember the material later and you can also write down key material. If you need to, say, remember a date, you can refer to your notes instead of searching the video for the specific moment when this date was mentioned.
- You can copy your notes onto a new sheet of paper.
- You can also write down vocabulary words, dates, names of important figures, and other information you need to memorize.
- You can also try summarizing the material from memory out loud. You can, for example, pretend you're explaining a concept to another student.
Using Effective Study Techniques
- If necessary, you can install an app that will restrict your access to certain websites during a designated period of time so you can focus on your studies.
- You can also write down potential exam questions as you study. This can be very helpful if you're expecting an essay test. After you finish studying, take the test you made for yourself.
- If you have a web camera, try setting up a video chat meeting with your instructor for face-to-face feedback.
- Make flashcards. If you don't want to use physical flashcards, you can easily make flashcards online. ⧼thumbs_response⧽ Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0
- Do not miss discussion boards or exams. Even though the class is online, you will still be expected to attend classes on schedule. ⧼thumbs_response⧽ Helpful 3 Not Helpful 0
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- ↑ https://online.osu.edu/resources/learn/whats-difference-between-asynchronous-and-synchronous-learning
- ↑ https://www.stetson.edu/administration/academic-success/media/STUDY%20SCHEDULE.pdf
- ↑ https://www.vu.edu.au/about-vu/news-events/study-space/how-to-make-an-effective-study-plan
- ↑ https://depts.washington.edu/eproject/lesson1_3.htm
- ↑ https://learningcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/effective-note-taking-in-class/
- ↑ https://www.umassd.edu/dss/resources/students/classroom-strategies/why-take-notes/
- ↑ https://learningcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/enhancing-your-memory/
- ↑ https://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/reading-aloud/
- ↑ Jai Flicker. Academic Tutor. Expert Interview. 20 May 2020.
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- ↑ https://teaching.cornell.edu/fall-2020-course-preparation/engaging-students/using-effective-questions
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There are some simple techniques you can use to study for an online course and help you ace those final exams. Take detailed notes while you're watching lectures so you won't need to go back and re-watch them. Write out the key information and difficult ideas so you can research them some more. You can also summarize the information on your course using flashcards. Or summarize it aloud as if you're explaining it to someone else. Using your voice instead of just reading the information will help to solidify your memory. Write a schedule for everything you need to study to help you break down the course into manageable chunks and stay on course. You can also set a goal for each study session to keep you motivated and reward yourself for hitting your goals. For more tips from our Educational co-author, including how to create a study schedule that works for you, read on! Did this summary help you? Yes No
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Advantages and disadvantages of online classes
The spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been an awful time for the whole world. It has now been classified as a pandemic, a threat that does not only call for face masks or social distancing. Lockdowns and/or community quarantines are implemented. In fact, our own country is now placed on Code Red Sublevel 2.
However, with almost a month’s class suspension issued by universities across the nation, the online class sessions became a platform to continue with the educational training of the students.
Whether it is making use of the online portal the university has, or a video call setup on Facebook Messenger (or any available social media platform for communication), both teachers and students were able to find a way to continue lessons virtually. Still, the e-learning type has stirred up varying opinions about whether it’s worth the effort of the instructors, and the time of their learners. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages when it comes to this type of learning atmosphere.
You’re safe in the comforts of your home
Online classes are not a new approach in the Philippines. In fact, even when students are in school, the use of interactive media (Kahoot, Genyo, and the like) paves the way for entertainment all while picking up on the focus of today’s lesson/s. But with the coronavirus scare, online classes are being held for the main purpose of safety and precaution.
If self-quarantine and social distancing are key factors towards lessening the possibility of the virus’ transmission, then rest assured, both students and teachers are protected within their homes. Besides, families do not have to worry about their family members as they can be sure that everyone’s doing alright despite the ongoing schoolwork and discussions being held online.
You can exercise freedom and control
Unlike when you are in an actual classroom setting, you’re pretty much limited as to what you want to do given the rules and proper ‘posture’ students are constantly being reminded of. Now that you’re at home, there is freedom to stretch your legs, to slump, even lie down if you want too (just make sure you can focus on the lesson and not fall asleep!)
Part of being comfortable in your humble abode gives you the right to study wherever you want—be it in your own room or on the kitchen table while munching on some snacks. As long as it goes within the borders of a ‘respectful atmosphere’, then you should be fine.
Remember that by ‘freedom’, you should be mindful not to disrupt others on the line. On the other hand, ‘control’ means that it’s a good move to ask for permission from your professor whether you can do this or that, just to inform him/her what you are planning to do.
It’s definitely not a hassle going to school
Unless you still have to ask for permission to borrow your brother’s laptop or make sure you’ve done the chores your mom asks you to do, then there is no rush when it comes to being on time for class. Compared to when you do your morning routine in a hurry just to make it to the classroom before your professor pops up, an online class gives you time to relax and prepare.
Due to the nature of online classes—that is, not all students can go online at the same time—it’s most likely teachers are more patient than usual. What’s more, some teachers do not even require a video call (most especially when the class composes of one, whole section), but instead upload files or video clips which contain the activities to be submitted at a given time period.
Unfortunately, there’s also the issue of some students not being able to attend classes and/or watch lectures because of the lack of proper equipment and internet connection. We will discuss this more later on.
Students also learn the values of responsibility and priority
The word ‘responsibility’ applies to this because, even without the usual way of going to class, the fact that the student and teacher compromised to meet up via social media should be one of the day’s priorities.
The best way to deal with possible problems is to ensure that the set-up (laptop, mic, headset, and the like) is readily available and functioning. Cancel appointments (or let the instructor know directly you will not be able to show up) early before the online session if anything comes up so that no confusion will arise when classes are ongoing.
The power of technology gets utilized
Imagine if we did not have the kind of technology we have now, then online classes would not have been an option easily brought up in times of crisis. Our devices have always been by our side for both entertainment and emergency purposes.
This time, technology’s potential is utilized in a way that helps universities to continue the learning process of their students even from home. We could draw out that, with the help of modern technology, it really does pave the way for creative teaching methods as well as productivity for students to make ends meet every time they log-in for online lessons.
Not to mention that this kind of learning method is effective towards a generation of the elderly dubbed as ‘high-tech’. It brings out the resourcefulness among the young ones through how they make use of social media and the internet, overall.
Technical problems are inevitable
By technical problems, we don’t only mean the stability of one’s WiFi or mobile data connection at home. We’re also referring to the devices involved in online communication: headset, laptop (or computer), mic, speakers, etc. Sometimes, even when we think that we’re good to go, things start to get complicated during the communication process. The WiFi signal gets laggy, or there are possibilities when our devices just start to malfunction.
On top of that, something may go wrong with the online platform being used to hold classes. School e-portals may undergo under server maintenance, or social media could suddenly glitch and disturb the learning process. This means a lot of trouble for meeting deadlines or joining the group video call in session. As the cliché would put it: expect the unexpected.
Not all students can go online
This is especially difficult for those who do not have their own set-up: laptops and all. The fact that not all students are the same, considerations should be placed on those who do not have the same privilege as those who have complete requirements for an online session.
Consider that some students rely on their limited data allocation, some only borrow their laptop from a family member (or the household has one main computer). Some students may lack one or two devices needed for clearer communication, and others may have to rely on their local internet cafes to type their papers given an ordinary school day.
One way or the other, it isn’t fair if some students are able to meet their professor’s requirements just because they have better and complete gadgets — while those who lack proper equipment are placed under pressure about how they can meet their professor’s expectations.
There are plenty of distractions
If there’s one thing we learned from communication class is that communication itself can be disrupted by any form of disturbances. Whether it’s a noisy atmosphere, your younger sibling constantly asking for attention, or the current meme of mothers wanting their children to wash the dishes first — the kinds of distractions for an online class are endless.
Even a sudden loss of signal could be crucial to the flow of learning. Let us not go too far, but simply becoming too lazy to do school work and choose to play online games hits the mark towards one of the most distracting factors in an online class.
Whatever keeps the students away from focusing, it certainly turns the table from the advantages of being free and in control, unlike in a classroom setting where students’ actions are monitored and disciplined.
The likelihood of not conforming to deadlines
Let’s admit the fact that there really are individuals who could get away with requirements asked by their professors. If distractions are endless, then so are the reasons students could raise just to avoid trouble when it comes to submission of paperwork and activities.
What more when it’s an online class? Just by simply saying their WiFi is unstable to upload files or send an email could already send vagueness on the professor’s end. He/she cannot simply judge that a student is lying, nor can he/she find a way to prove that the student might be telling the truth and considerations can be made.
The worst is when the student just don’t feel like conforming to online requirements at all, cooking up a variety of excuses much later on. Again, the possibilities on this one are endless and difficult to tell.
It doesn’t feel natural
Online classes are definitely held for educational purposes. So much so that its goal is for students and teachers to continue every day’s lessons (hopefully cope up with their schedule) without fear of falling prey to the virus that has already taken thousands of victims worldwide.
Then again, its nature being ‘online’, there are plenty of what ifs. To say that it doesn’t feel like a regular class isn’t just stating the obvious, but it’s also considering the possibility that this will not be productive at all.
The student logs in, listens to the teacher, answers the activities, but afterwards will spend more time playing games online. Wouldn’t this be a potential way of forgetting what they just learned? There is also a chance that not all teachers will conform with an online session (what if they also lack equipment for video calls?). Unlike in a normal school day, one can be assured that the learning process is continuous.
Technology really has gone far with online learning becoming one of the options to continue interaction between learner and instructor. Still, it comes with the inevitable balancing of the advantages.
Those who choose to agree with an online session would find that it’s similar to taking risks—you just don’t know what will happen during class, and after everyone has disconnected (‘dismissed’) from the session.
This just paves the way for people to look closely at different angles of taking up an online class just so it can be better improved in the future. Whether you choose to participate in an online class, required to do it, or you make a decision not to — this method of learning should be utilized well to permit an effective teaching strategy for instructors, and a future towards their learners.
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You helped me so much as a writer’s conference newbie with the same advice you just wrote. And when I was a college journalism major, our prof told us the same for newspaper writing. Thanks!
Hello po. Thank you so much for these very enriching information. May I request you po to allow me to share some of these information in my upcoming talk with our students for I was invited by our Student Council Officers to share about Online Learning in their Podcast project. Thank you so much po for your generosity. God bless you all po & keep safe always.
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If you’re looking for more channels to promote or sell your online course, Quora.com can be a great option.
It only takes a few minutes a few times a week to generate an increase in your online course sales. If you’re one of those that likes a quick read or a short list here’s my summary of this post:
1. Setup a Quora account 2. Search for questions that interest your target audience 3. Set your alerts to questions relating to your online course 4. Respond to these questions and add value 5. Include a link to your online course in your response 6. Watch sales increase
Setup a Quora Account:
Setting up a Quora account is easy.. just head over to https://www.quora.com/ and get started.
Search for questions that interest your target audience:
Once you’re setup enter your search terms in the search bar. Think about what people would search for if they were looking for help that your course could address.
For example if you have an online photography course I’d start searching for “photography course”. That’s an obvious one, but you can get more creative and search for specific terms relating to your topic like “f-stop” or “DSLR” or “camera” or “camera settings” etc.
These searches should lead you to some questions that you might be able to help with. The goal here is to find not only good questions but questions that would be of interest to your target demographic.
Set your alerts to find questions relating to your online course:
If you find a good search term that seems to yield some good questions for you then follow that topic.
For topics that you follow, Quora will alert you when questions are asked about those topics. You can then choose the ones to respond to.
Respond to these questions and add value:
When you find questions that interest your target audience, answer them and include a link to your course.The key here is to add value in your answer. Simply linking to your course is not nearly as effective as writing an answer that adds real value. This has the benefit of helping establish you as an expert to trust as people read your answer, making them more likely to click on your link or take your online course.
The key here is to add value in your answer. Simply linking to your course is not nearly as effective as writing an answer that adds real value. This has the benefit of helping establish you as an expert to trust as people read your answer, making them more likely to click on your link or take your online course.The biggest benefit of writing a well thought out valuable answer is that it is more likely to get upvoted by other quora users and so remain at the top of the list getting more views.
The biggest benefit of writing a well thought out valuable answer is that it is more likely to get upvoted by other quora users and so remain at the top of the list getting more views.
If you take the approach above you’ll get a few notifications of questions every day, and you can choose which ones to respond to. It shouldn’t take you more than 10-20 minutes a few times a week and you can create a new inbound channel for online course sales.
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On top of that, something may go wrong with the online platform being used to hold classes. School e-portals may undergo under server maintenance, or social media could suddenly glitch and disturb the learning process. This means a lot of trouble for meeting deadlines or joining the group video call in session.
Quora is a place to gain and share knowledge. It's a platform to ask questions and connect with people who contribute unique insights and quality answers. This empowers people to learn from each other and to better understand the world.
Setup a Quora account. 2. Search for questions that interest your target audience. 3. Set your alerts to questions relating to your online course. 4. Respond to these questions and add value. 5. Include a link to your online course in your response.
Before you open your Quora account and start promoting and online course marketing, here are some guidelines you need to follow. Quora is not a marketing tool. So don't go all out in marketing your course. Answer the student queries with as much detail as possible and then give them your website link where they can find more similar answers.
This course covers A to Z on Quora with 2 Sections covering Quora Earning, Quora Marketing & Quora Ads. LATEST !! Updates in Quora included . Earning using Quora. Quora helps in getting traffic to your money sites which can be your business website or blog website or YouTube channel etc also called Quora Marketing.
Related Questions More Answers Below Answered February 17, 2021 The main fundamental contrast is in homeroom the board. In an actual study hall, the instructor is allowed to move the students around, gathering them distinctively and spreading out the class such that will make the exercises run easily. Another distinction is in the utilization of back channels.
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