Online Learning Experience

By Bryce Weymiller, Digital Marketing student

Nobody was expecting it, no one wanted it, but it happened. A pandemic that would flip this world upside down for everyone. As they say when life throws you a curveball, don’t let it knock you down and keep you down. Re-adjust, and keep moving forward. That is exactly what us students had to do and have to keep doing. Online learning is totally new for us and was a large switch for a majority of us students who never encountered online earning before. Some may like it, and some may hate it, but we all can adjust to it and still work and try our hardest to be successful with it.

Us students and our teachers are all in it together during these times and each and every one of them is here to help each other out to continue to get the most out of our education and be the most successful we can be. There are many ways to accomplish that success in school during these times and if you’re having trouble adjusting on your own, there are plenty of people and resources willing to help.

Listed below are some of my personal must dos and tips that helped me find success in online learning and I hope that they help you do the same. At the end of this blog post are a few resources that may benefit you during these times and help you with any problems you may encounter. Go get that success, you got it!

  • Put the phone away and get rid of distractions
  • Work in a quiet environment
  • Stay positive
  • Don’t wait till last minute for things
  • Create a schedule
  • Stay connected with teachers / students
  • Time management is key
  • Treat your online course like a “real” course
  • Hold yourself accountable
  • Set study breaks
  • Create study space and stay organized
  • Remain engaged
  • Know where you can go and who you can contact for help

I have included a few helpful Western’s resources that they offer to us students. Give them a look and bookmark them for later, even if you don’t think you are going to need them you just never know. These resources are all very important to be aware of and all offer tons of very helpful information for us students.