Never miss a story

Get subscribed to our newsletter


×
Nowadays due to Covid19 E-Learning has been a great source. Pixabay

By Sunidhi Beeliya

The effect of COVID-19 on educational institutions led to a significant spike in enrolments in online training since March’20. The ability to learn anywhere and anytime, through online training, is allowing learners to study safely from their homes while maintaining social distance.


Studying in an online environment has been a new experience for a lot of students, introducing various advantages and challenges. On one hand, where students became technologically sound and were introduced to new learning methods and engaging content. While on the other hand, they struggled to manage time, build ownership, become organized, and self-disciplined learners.

As a final decision in regards to the opening of schools and colleges has not yet been announced, students would continue applying to online training to skill up and use their time productively. Here are a few mistakes students must avoid, before or after enrolling in online training, to make the most of it.

Follow NewsGram on Twitter to stay updated about the World news

1. Lack of research before enrolling –

Researching helps students to find the right training that can fulfill their expectations of gaining a new skill, getting an internship/job in the future, building a project of their own, or getting certified. Based on their interests, the availability of career opportunities, teaching mechanism, and availability of funds, research allows learners to find suitable training.

Before enrolling in training, individuals must gather adequate information about the training, its content, its ratings, online and offline reviews, and media articles and blogs to ensure their learning goals will be met successfully.


There are several factors to look upon while getting or after being enrolled in an Online Course. Pixabay

2. Not making notes –

Learning through digital devices brings inevitable distractions in the form of messages, calls, and notifications. Students must consider making notes while learning through videos, tutorials, documents, PDFs, or presentations which help to build focus and increase retention.

While writing, students tend to think more intensely, process more information, detect more doubts and questions, enhance their memory, and boost creativity. While revising, students can simply refer to these notes to find important topics instead of rewatching the whole video lessons, which saves time and boosts productivity.

3. Hesitating in asking questions –

A lot of students, in a physical classroom, find asking questions embarrassing. However, online learning solves this issue as well. While learning online, students can ask questions on the dedicated student support forum which ensures anonymity and allows students to get expert solutions within no time.

Students who come up with more questions generally have a deep interest in the subject, are actively involved while learning, detect their own faults and work on them positively, challenge themselves to learn better, and develop critical thinking skills essential for a successful future.

Want to read more in Hindi? Checkout: पीएम बोले- एडवांस स्टेज में है कोरोना की वैक्सीन


While learning online one should always make notes for future purposes. Pixabay

4. Less focus on assignments and projects –

Quizzes, challenges, exercises, assignments, and projects are included in online training to bridge the gap between students’ theoretical and practical understanding of the subject. Most of the online training platforms do not mandate completing assignments or projects to allow students to learn flexibly.

However, students must set up a schedule and timely complete the assignments as these help in the development of cognitive, analytical, problem-solving, planning, organizing, time management, and various other soft and domain skills. Assignments also compel students to observe their surroundings, brainstorm, apply real-life examples, research deeply, and improve their overall understanding of the subject.

5. Not taking dedicated breaks –

Excessive exposure to the laptop or mobile screen, without dedicated breaks, could lead to a lack of interest and focus. Learners might also encounter mental or physical health issues like eye problems, headaches, and body pain. To improve attention and focus, it is important to add dedicated breaks in the learning schedule and spend those breaks productively too.

ALSO READ: Learning Two Sought-After Skills In A Month – An IITian’s Journey Of Facing His Fears.

Some stretching exercises, taking a walk, cleaning up, meditation, talking to family members, listening to music, or playing quick board games are a few positive activities that one can do during their study break to feel refreshed and energized.

Things such as watching TV or a series, playing video games, eating big meals, and relying on junk food and excessive caffeine must be avoided as such unhealthy habits detach people from learning and make them much lazy instead.

Courtesy: Internshala Trainings (trainings.internshala.com) – an online training platform

(Disclaimer: The article is sponsored, and hence promotes some commercial links.)


Popular

File

The government of Assam has recently consented to translate the research-based book by- Shri Salil Gewali titled "Great Minds on India"

It is indeed good news that the book showcasing the wisdom of India in the eyes of Western intellectuals is getting due recognition and appreciation from other states and abroad. After Karnataka and Punjab, the Government of Assam has recently consented to translate the research-based book by Shillong-based author - Shri Salil Gewali titled "Great Minds on India". The Chief Minister of Assam - Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma was amazed to know that so many top western scientists and philosophers have drawn a considerable amount of inspiration from ancient scriptures of India, particularly in the studies of modern physics, linguistic and astronomy. In the recent meeting with the author, the Chief Minister had highly appreciated Gewali's book and promised to read it thoroughly. Gewali's book was also approved for translation in the year 2020 by the former Chief Minister – Shri Sarbananda Sonowal but due to COVID-19, the translation work was delayed.

Follow NewsGram on Facebook to stay updated.

Keep Reading Show less
VOA

Supporters of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics cheer as they mark the start of the 100 days countdown to the opening of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, Oct. 26, 2021

BEIJING — Chinese organizers have confirmed participants in next year's Winter Olympics will be strictly isolated from the general population and could face expulsion for violating COVID-19 restrictions.

Vice mayor and Beijing 2022 organizing committee official Zhang Jiandong told reporters Wednesday that those taking part in the games beginning Feb. 4 must remain in a "closed loop" for training, competing, transport, dining and accommodation.

Keep Reading Show less
VOA

This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, which cause COVID-19.

A cheap antidepressant reduced the need for hospitalization among high-risk adults with COVID-19 in a study that was looking for existing drugs that could be repurposed to treat coronavirus.

Researchers tested the pill used for depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder because it was known to reduce inflammation and looked promising in smaller studies.

Keep reading... Show less