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.Sourced from https://tophat.com/glossary/r/remote-learning/
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-learning||Remote or distance learning|
|Location||Instructor and student occupy the same space while students complete digital lessons.||Instructor and student are separated by distance. Work sent and accessed digitally.|
|Interaction||Frequent in-person interaction between instructor and student.||No in-person interaction between instructor and student.|
|Intention||This is intended as a blended or combination teaching strategy for students.||This is a method of teaching to relay information and instructions.|
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 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