HURU School Online Learning and Teaching Tips
Updated: Jul 5
Online learning offers learners the opportunity to work from the comfort of your home. However, as students still enrolled in classes, which are still formal meetings, you’ll need to show up and demonstrate to your professors, teachers or facilitators that you are present, paying attention, and participating. There are some definite do’s and don’ts for students in the virtual classroom. Here are some reminders of how to be the best online student you can be.
1. Be punctual
As a student enrolled in online classes, attendance still matters. You’ll want to log into whatever online platform your professor or teacher is using. Make sure your computer is charged and be ready to appear on screen in a timely fashion. Being late is not acceptable, especially as your commute is (probably) from your bedroom to the couch in your living room. Be on class at least 5 minutes before the designated time.
2. Read the syllabus
Read the syllabus ahead of time. Make sure you’ve read the required reading, or are prepared to participate based on the syllabus provided by your instructor. The syllabus is still your road map to successfully passing and excelling in the courses you’re enrolled in so don’t forget to look at it beforehand.
3. Embrace being flexible
As an online learner, you’ll likely be familiar with the appeal of this type of learning setting your own schedule, working from home, and more. Being flexible is essential to being a successful online learner. It’s important that you manage your time effectively, make sure you allow enough time and space in your day to log on.
4. Test your tech