Back to uni…again – part 3

Image from Pixabay

My university journey continues with another set of teaching and I’m finally getting used to online learning! It’s still strange to think that I am in a class with a few dozen other people who I can see via a tiny box on a screen, but it’s just something we are learning with 2020 – you have to get on with the new ways of living, including learning.

I enjoyed the remote learning aspect it of my teaching actually, and some of the tasks I had to do within some of the group work was probably made a lot easier by doing it online. Of course, human interaction is missed by learning this way, but I think there are some positive aspects to it.

Now we’re in the middle of the term, it’s the start of assignments, and it’s definitely made me focus more on what I need to do. Like I’ve said before, preparation and planning are key to doing assignments, and that is what I am doing at the moment. Knowing what I need to do and by when, and keeping that in mind is definitely something that can help.

I feel like having a task and a deadline is only half of how you can focus the mind on what needs to be done. They can definitely help, but a lot more goes into writing and studying than just knowing what the end goal is. Focusing on marking guidelines and knowing what is expected is also key, and can hopefully help with the task in hand.

Are you in the middle of the university term and starting to do assignments? Let me know in the comments below.

Published by thekeepingapproach

My new personal development blog focuses on learning, both academically and through our lives every day.

8 thoughts on “Back to uni…again – part 3

  1. I’m glad you mentioned there are some positives to learning remotely. My niece is currently struggling with the depression of taking classes online. Like you said, you do miss human interaction, but some things are easier online. I’m glad you are accepting the ways of 2020. This will be better soon. In the meantime, keep that great attitude towards accomplishing your assignments and adapting to every change that we still havent gotten to.

  2. I only had my last semester online and graduated this year. I don’t have to fully deal with online learning, although I would have really enjoyed it because I have enjoyed distance learning and online courses previously. All the best with your classes!

  3. I have been doing online university for some time now. I am proud to say I finished my Masters degree this past week and delighted to be done with school for now. Having done online school previously I was prepared for the changes that everyone has been effected by. Definitely planning and prioritizing has helps me stay on top of things and finish university successfully.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: