REMOTE & ONLINE LEARNING can be enjoyable and rewarding, and being prepared will help set you up for success. You’re probably already using resources like online articles or videos, but you might not be using specific strategies to support your learning.
Expect to learn from non-traditional resources such as audio files or animation.
When studying from digital resources, try using a computer instead of your phone and take notes. This can make it easier to remember the details.
Be prepared to read and write a lot.
Check your email and D2L frequently for messages from your instructors.
For online (remote) courses, confirm the technical requirements (hardware, software, etc.) before the class begins.
How will you organize and track your course materials and assignments?
If a remote course includes a lecture component (through video, audio, etc.), have you set aside a specific time and private place to participate?
When doing your coursework at home, how will you manage distractions?
How do you manage your time to avoid last-minute cramming and panic?
Do you know when your assignments are due for each course, and have you marked the deadlines on a print or electronic calendar?
Most Camosun instructors use an online learning management system called D2L. When you log in to D2L, you’ll generally find course outlines, assignments and due dates, readings, and other course materials.
Most Camosun courses include some digital resources. Instructors may ask you to read online articles or PDFs, watch videos, or take online quizzes and tests. How will you manage this effectively?
Remote courses can be easier if you plan ahead. Consider these ideas to help you out:
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