Remote Learning and Studying at Home

What is Remote Learning?

Remote or Distance learning is a form of education where the instructor and students are separated by distance and/ or time. Information is relayed via technology in the form of video conferencing, forums or group chats, discussion boards and online assessments.

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What is the difference between remote learning and online learning?

Although both online and remote learning utilises computers and other technological devices to teach, they differ in three key ways.

Online learning or e-learningRemote or distance learning
LocationInstructor and student occupy the same space while students complete digital lessons.Instructor and student are separated by distance. Work sent and accessed digitally.
InteractionFrequent in-person interaction between instructor and student.No in-person interaction between instructor and student.
IntentionThis is intended as a blended or combination teaching strategy for students.This is a method of teaching to relay information and instructions.
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Tips for Learning at Home

  • Set a schedule and develop a routine.
    • Create a morning routine to start your day: exercise, get dress and have breakfast.
    • Have a defined start and end time for learning.
    • Do not forget to include break times for meals and relaxation.
  • Plan your learning. Create a to-do list or use a planner and make note of the tasks you have to get completed, deadlines and study time.
  • Designate a space for learning. Avoid working from your bed as this can make you feel sleepy and disrupt your sleep at night.
  • Eliminate distractions: put away any devices that you do not need to use.
  • Collaborate and ask for help when needed: Set up group chats, do research, talk to your teacher, fellow students or friends.
  • Ensure that you have the necessary devices: webcam, computer or laptop and mic, and that they are working properly.
  • Check that the internet connection wherever you have set up for learning is optimal.
Tips for Online Learning

Tips for Studying at Home

  • Read the syllabus and get familiar with the course
  • Create a study schedule
  • Designated a study space, this can be different from where you learn.
  • Figure out your learning style
  • Collaborate with your instructor and fellow students online
  • Take notes
  • Use the spaced repetition technique
  • Nourish your brain and take breaks
  • Get enough sleep
  • Eliminate distractions
  • Exercise
Study Tips

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