Because of the pandemic, restaurants, malls, and even schools had no other choice but to temporarily close their doors. Fortunately, there’s a food delivery and online shopping. And there are online colleges and universities to make sure students don’t stop learning.
But while online schooling sounds easy as 1-2-3, even learners encounter challenges that may defy learning. Continue to the next section to learn more and know how to overcome these snags.
The challenges of distance learning technical issues and difficulties
Technical issues will happen no matter how advanced your computer is or how fast your internet connection may be. And sometimes, it happens while you’re in the middle of a live meeting or a videoconference. When this happens, make sure you stay in touch. Inform your professors of what happened and let them know that you will catch up with your work as soon as you have your computer and/or connection fixed.
The challenges of distance learning too many distractions while studying
While your own home may be the most comfortable place for you to study, it may also be the reason why you won’t be able to finish your schoolwork. If you live with your family, having time on your own to do your assignments is almost impossible to do. To make sure you don’t let too many distractions take so much of your time, know when your family members are done with their tasks. Take your classes in a quiet place and ask them not to disturb you while you’re at it.
Limited interaction with classmates and instructors
It’s easier to complete a school project when you have help from your classmates. Likewise, it’s easier to understand a lecture when you can ask for clarification from your professor right after class. But that isn’t the case in an online college.
To overcome the limited interaction you have with your class, utilize every tool available for you such as Zoom or Skype meetings. Talk to your classmates and instructors as much as you can and keep in touch with them through email and discussion boards.