remote learning

How to adapt to remote learning

Since 2020, remote learning has started to become the new normal. Only recently has in-person learning started to make a return. However, many institutions have realised the value of remote learning and how convenient it is for both learners and tutors. As it’s now a more permanent way of learning for many, find out our top tips to help you adapt to remote learning.

Have structure

When remote learning, no one tells you when you should be doing something, it’s up to you to make sure you’re staying up to date with all your classes and assignments. Try to plan out your schedule. Write down the times of your classes, assignments due dates and events you’d like to participate in. By doing this, you have an overview of everything you need to do to help you on your course so you’ll stay up-to-date and never miss a deadline!

Establish a workspace

It can be difficult to separate your work and home when remote learning. One day it may be from the table, the next day the sofa or sitting in your bed. Moving your workspace around each day can make it difficult for your brain to know when it’s time to work. To help combat this, try having a dedicated space where you’ll be learning from. This will not only help your brain know it’s time to focus, but it will help you concentrate more as you won’t have distractions around you.

Rely on trainers to help

When you’re learning something new, it can be difficult to understand some of the modules being discussed – which is normal! This is why it’s so important to rely on trainers and their knowledge to help you. If you find yourself confused and needing a bit more support in modules, don’t hesitate to reach out to your trainer. They’ll be able to go over the module again with you and the class, or they may book a 1-1 with you to make sure you understand the module better.

Get rid of distractions

It’s easy to get distracted by things around your house such as watching Netflix or scrolling through your phone. Although it’s easily done, it’s still important you separate your learning time from your leisure time. If this is something you struggle with, try putting your phone on silent or leaving it in another room while you focus, and make sure to work in a dedicated space with no distractions. Remember, if you get distracted when learning, you may miss important information that may come up later.

Be a part of the community.

Although you’ll be learning from your home, that doesn’t mean you’re all alone. You’ll be learning with many other students interested in the same topic as you! That’s why it’s so important to be part of the community. Try using the learning platform to talk to other students, work on projects together or get help from one another.