Three Spring Break To Do’s to Prepare for Remote Learning Success
Are you prepared to resume classes in a different setting next week? Either way, CxC is here to help! We’ve compiled a few suggestions to help get you started on the right path on March 30. But we’d also like to hear what you’re doing to get ready for the changes. Send us your suggestions via Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram!
Make a plan.
The transition to remote learning will likely be hard at first, but it will get easier as you go. Think about all of your responsibilities (personal, professional and academic) and make a plan for how you will address each one. Set a schedule for yourself, commit to working on one thing at a time (rather than multitasking), and prepare a list of questions regarding course logistics that you will find answers for—whether the answers appear in updated course materials (where you should look first), or you reach out directly to your instructor once classes resume.
Be proactive and communicate.
Now that we are working in a remote learning environment, recognize that your professors and classmates will likely have different schedules, new priorities and potentially, limited internet access. Check in to your course Moodle and your email regularly to check for communication from your teacher. Start connecting with your classmates and identify peers with a similar schedule with whom you can work alongside or in groups. If your class already had study buddies or study groups in place, start with the folks you were connected with initially. Make plans to meet regularly, either via phone or video chat, to accomplish tasks in stages and help curb procrastination. Even if you’re not collaborating on group projects, working as a team not only provides a support system to help keep you accountable and stay on track, it also helps you improve your interpersonal communication—one of the top skills employers seek out in new hires.
Identify resources. Then use them.
This is an atypical situation with a lot of uncertainty, so give yourself (and others) a little grace as you shift to remote learning. Prepare yourself by bookmarking tips, tricks and tutorials that can help you succeed. Even if you feel confident that you can handle this, it doesn’t hurt to have a few tools at your disposal for when/if you do need help. Here are a few of our top picks:
- Recommendations for Managing Distress from LSU Student Health Center
- Writing Support
- Assistance with C-I Course Projects
- Online Tutoring with LSU Center for Academic Success
- Zoom Tutorials for LSU students, faculty and staff
- How to Participate in a Zoom Meeting
- The Basics of Filming Yourself
As we continue navigating this new challenge, know that CxC is here to help you succeed. If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via email at email@example.com or by giving us a call at 225-286-7318.