Meeting the needs of an online course requires you to stretch yourself to use different types of media, such as audio, video, and chat to learn. While all of these forms of media may not be your learning preference, they will likely show up in your online or remote course. Additionally, in order to meet the new experiences you might encounter in an online course, you will also need to rely on yourself to solve minor problems or make decisions about your learning. Most online courses require working in online groups, which is a great experience, given the right communication skills. Use following resources to help you understand your preferred learning styles, how to incorporate active learning in your studying, and building communication skills online.
We don’t all learn in the same way. Some people might learn best through images, while others rely on text, and yet others need to move around during lectures or while studying. Use this profile to find your preferred learning style and a few active learning and study tips to support it.
Do you already know your learning style preference? This sheet contains information on the four learning styles, along with active learning and studying tips for each. If you're uncertain about what your preferred learning style is, take the Learning Styles Profile online survey!
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Communicating with group members in-person can be hard. Communicating with online group members may seem like an even bigger challenge...but it doesn't have to be! Learn how to set yourself (and your group members) up to succeed while collaborating remotely.
Kurzweil 3000 is a free support software with a wide range of uses for working with electronic docs! Use it to convert docs from text to speech, mark up docs, take notes, create outlines, and build brainstorms -- all in one place! Try it on your own or meet with a coach for a demo!
Not sure where to start or how to apply these resources to your school life? Academic coaches can work with you on these resources to supercharge your academic career and get the most out of your university experience. Meeting with a coach will better prepare you for the online/remote classroom environment.