It’s always a good idea to find new ways to stay productive as you learn from online classes. OEd is bringing you a new guide to online learning to help you succeed in your classes. Try these four simple tips and you’ll find that your online learning journey will be much more productive.
Spruce up your study space
If you already have a designated study space in your bedroom or office, that’s great! Survey your surroundings and see if you have any clutter in your space you can throw out or donate. If you haven’t opened certain books or have filled up notebooks and no longer need them, you can let them go to make room for new ones that are sure to come.
If you don’t have a study desk (let’s say you’re using the dining table or sharing a desk with your siblings), choose a specific area in your house that’s reserved just for studying. Make sure it’s clutter-free and you can easily focus in that area. Invest in a crate, box, or even a backpack which you can put all your study materials in so it’s easy for you to take to your study place and take back to your room once you’re done with your classes.
Let others know you will be studying
Staying completely focused is one of the essentials in online learning, and the people around you need to respect that. It’s important to be free from distractions when you are studying, and distractions may come in the form of your family members. It’s important to let the people in your home know when your study periods will be to refrain from bothering you during these times.
Try the Pomodoro method
The Pomodoro method is a way of doing tasks in blocks. Instead of doing tasks for an extended period of time, you break it down into more manageable chunks. The Pomodoro method follows a 25-minute period of work followed by a 5-minute break.
There are many different free apps that offer Pomodoro timers. YouTube also has many different playlists that are patterned after the Pomodoro method. Music is split into 25-minute blocks and you will be given a 5-minute silence to let you know it’s time for you take a break. These playlists feature jazz music, lo-fi, hiphop – almost any music you can think of! You can do the Pomodoro method as many times as you would like throughout the day.
Listen to podcasts
The great thing about the digital age is there are so many forms of content available. If there is a topic you find difficult, or, conversely, find interesting, you can go online to find a podcast that discusses these topics to serve as supplementary learning. You can listen to these podcasts while you’re doing your chores or right before going to bed.
These tips have helped improve the productivity of students in online classes in many branches of OEd – from senior high school, undergraduate school, postgraduate to even We hope that you’ve learned something new today and that you incorporate these tips into your daily life so you can reach your own academic goals, too.