The CDC and government officials have advised us to quarantine during the Coronavirus pandemic to minimize its spread. In-person gatherings have been suspended, including school. However, you can still further your education while in quarantine. If you would like to take courses during this time, eLearning is the option for you. eLearning is an online-based format that is an alternative to the typical classroom environment. While this is a great opportunity, especially through COVID-19, eLearning may come with its challenges. Don’t worry! English for Internationals is here today to go through a few insights on how to be successful in your eLearning classes.
eLearning is convenient because it allows students’ schedules to be more flexible. That can be a great thing if your focus is strong. If you want to learn and absorb applicable information, discipline yourself to stay focused. One of the more useful ways to do this is by scheduling when you will dedicate time for school. Just like you would in a physical classroom, put yourself on a schedule that will allow you to concentrate.
When studying from home, getting distracted can be very easy. You may be tempted to stream movies or check social media more often, but we encourage you to create an environment where you can focus to give yourself the best opportunity for learning. Put your phone on “Do Not Disturb” mode, turn off other devices, and find a quiet area where you can concentrate on your classes.
When you walk into a classroom and sit next to other students, it can be easy to make friends. When studying online, you will have to make a stronger effort. Making friends in your eLearning class will help you stay accountable in your coursework, especially if you develop a study group. Don’t be afraid to reach out to your online peers so that you can help each other succeed in the class.
In quarantine, it can be easy to find bad habits and get into routines that aren’t great for us. To do your best in school, also find hobbies that can help you happily get through COVID-19. School and quarantine can be stressful, but you can get through it by finding something you’re passionate about. Make sure the hobbies you do follow the CDC’s social distancing recommendations.
Before classes start, find out what kind of equipment you will need. Consider your Wi-Fi connection, laptop, and textbooks required for your eLearning courses. Having these tools ready once classes start will help you focus on your schoolwork and hit the ground running.
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English for Internationals is an English school in Roswell, Georgia, with online courses available. Our passionate teachers and encouraging community make our school one of the highest rated in the area. If you’re interested in learning more, contact us today at 770-587-9640 or by filling out the contact form on our website.