10 tips for online learning

1. Action plan

Organizing communication in the web space, it is recommended to ask yourself a clear question: “What should I do with my students?” To maintain communication with them to provide materials for self-study, to get their questions or homework to check? Or you need to conduct the lessons live? Need to compile a list of specific tasks and have them to act.

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2. Choice web platform for video conferencing

Most of the necessary for the teacher functions are performed by the combination of two instruments: a platform for video conferencing and LMS platform for distance learning.

plenty of Examples, you can easily find them on the Internet for the terms “platform for video conferencing”, or “webinars”.

the Most popular now – Zoom, Adobe Connect Webinar, Meet Google, Microsoft Teams etc. Among LMS can be called Moodle, Canvas, EdX, iSpring, but for teachers who organize the learning, I would recommend Google Classroom.

you Can also start from, what platform are familiar to your students. In this case, they will be able to help you understand technology. For example, students often communicate with each other in apps for streaming, for example, shell – and this service can be used to hold online lesson with voice communication and screen sharing.

an Important note: be sure to provide a fallback in case the platform on which you work, will not sustain the influx of participants, which lately happens to a lot of platforms.

Alternate aerodrome can serve as another webinaria platform or usual Skype, which is well suited to quickly collect students.

3. Rehearse an online lesson

a platform is first to test in working mode with colleagues, friends and family: turn on, pressing all the buttons, try to understand what works, what does not and why.

4. Workplace

the workplace should not be littered with extraneous things. And the background should be neutral, to have fewer distractions for students, lighting is good, wear comfortable, but formal, and armchair travelers. “And be sure to keep close to a water, because the strain on the ligaments of the online teacher is very great”, – quotes the expert a press-service of the University.

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5. Desk

the computer must have enough space to install the necessary software and high quality Internet connection. Starting an online session, you need to stop all downloads, close, bookmark, ask family members not to watch videos on YouTube and not download anything, because of the increased load on the channel and the connection may be disconnected.

6. Take ready materials

don’t have to do presentation for each of your classes, you can take the prepared materials with open educational resources.

7. Students

Need to contact the students to know how they’re doing, how they feel and what their technical capabilities. It will also affect the choice of instruments: if we understand that students will go with the phone, so choose a platform that will work well with your phone.

Ask students to pre-set proga programme that will be needed for classes. When the first online meeting, scroll, maybe half the class, not learning new material, and the fact that the students looked, well felt in the new environment.

8. Rules and boundaries

According to experts, during the online lesson can be many distractions, so we need rules so that the group can effectively interact. Ask students to turn off notifications on the phone, put the phone screen down, closing all third party tabs, so they are not distracted.

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9. Independent study:

first, if possible, is to rebuild the class schedule online. One hour face-to-face lesson does not equal one hour online classes; be more productive to reduce the number of contact hours and allocate more time for students to work independently at their convenient time and at their own pace.

10. FizKult-minute

Maria Lebedeva is sure: during the online classroom, it is important to frequently change activities and take breaks to stretch out, pour yourself a Cup of tea and escape from the screen. Such breaks can be made directly during the class, without ever losing track of the progress of the lesson: to give students an assignment to draw something, with students – to perform warm-up.