We’re immersed in it now- online learning. But you may find yourself “slipping” when it comes to getting a true educational experience given the distractions that can come with an online experience. So – here are some quick tips to help you stay on point and continue your educational growth while we’re not meeting in person!
Treat the online lecture the same way you would an in-person lecture. That means focus on the content… notes with pen and pad… maintaining attention – even if it means another cup of coffee!
Eliminate distractions. Now that most of us have gotten pretty good at working at home, this may come easier. But still try to create a space that will not allow distractions (i.e. family, pets, misc tasks that are at arm’s length) to take hold of your attention.
Set goals. Go through the agenda and set learning goals for what you want to accomplish to improve your practice.
Participate. Participate by asking questions via the online chat tools that may be available during a lecture. Go back to your goals and make sure you’re getting the information from the faculty that you are seeking.