Online education is a flexible and effective way of learning. Moreover, it is the need of the hour. For people who have complicated schedules, monetary issues, or are just unable to travel to another city or country for their desired courses, online education is a true boon for them. So much is the advancement in this field that you can get a real and valid graduate degree from online education. Even the topmost universities, both domestic and international, are getting on the bandwagon and providing various online courses to reach students across the globe.
At the same time, there are some unique challenges that one faces during online education, if unprepared. MAHAR Hotel Management Institute presents a few pointers for its students and others as well, about effective ways for gaining online education.
It’s a no-brainier that a healthy body houses a healthy mind.
Curate healthy habits:To learn anything new, you should be in a good and healthy shape, both physically and mentally. So, focus on your health; eat well, sleep well, exercise, and move around.
Advocate your learning needs: Be vocal about your learning needs such as a schedule that works for you or a note taker, etc.
Schedule breaks: Do not forget to schedule your breaks. Breaks are as important as working for our health.
The flexibility of online learning sometimes poses a problem to some people due to the lack of structure.
Schedule study-time: Make time for studying like you would for other activities such as working out or doing chores. Have a dedicated time for studying and make sure you stick to it.
Stick to deadlines: Tracking important dates and deadlines will provide you with a sense of structure. Note them in a calendar, so you don’t miss them.
Minimize distractions: Keep your phone aside, keep the T.V. off, and minimize other physical and virtual distractions as much as you can.
Learning online can sometimes feel like you are alone, and it can be quite anxiety-inducing and overwhelming. Find ways to connect with your peers and professors.
Keep in touch with your instructor: Ask for help, keep them informed about any problems you have such as unable to log in or attend a class.
Interact with your peers: Connect with peers in the virtual setting. Join virtual study groups, discussion forums, social networks etc. to enhance your network.
Create a respectful environment: Like you, others in your virtual class are also real people. So, try and maintain a healthy environment where everyone is respected.
Just “knowing” doesn’t guarantee your ability of “doing”. You have to find ways to practice what you’re learning online, so that it actually translates into a skill that you have.
Practice, practice, practice: Be mindful of learning and applying the learn knowledge in real-time scenarios. For example, if you took an online culinary class given by MAHAR Hotel Management Institute, make sure you later practice the trade yourself. This will help you in retaining the knowledge and enhancing your skills.
Lastly, nail the details of your learning experience.
Easily accessible relevant information: Collect all the important information such as contact details of your instructor, emails, support links, etc.
Gather the tech: Know, download, and update all the sets of software required for your online education before you start. Being prepared pays off well.
Internet connection: Make sure your internet connection is fast and reliable. Be it wi-fi or internet or mobile wi-fi, it has to be fast. You cannot learn online using a lagging connection.
Save your work: Always save all your work both locally and on cloud. This way makes your work easily accessible and removes your worry.
In today’s harrowing times, the best hotel management college in Dehradun, MAHAR Hotel Management Institute, is dedicated and focused on its students’ growth and development and we are doing all we can to support their education. Therefore, we have also started online lessons to provide our students with undisturbed education. So, visit the website and happy learning!