This is a perfect time to improve your written skills, and not just for research papers, but as daily communication. As you enter your career, emails, chat, and to-the-point writing will be a part of your world.
Blog post “outlines five of the most essential skills students need to be successful with online course work.”
Connect to the content and your classmates
Connect to your classmates. Talk via chat, email, text, etc. These connections are important for online students so you can learn from each other, but also to have a human connection.
Try to make the content as applicable to your life and future career. What does this mean to your life? How can you see using this in your future career? This type of thinking will help you to remember the content as well as make the class a bit more interesting.
Actually use the content or lose it...
Ask the professor questions and tell them when something is going right or wrong
Question your classmates in discussions, it will make it more interesting
Ask questions that will actually enhance your learning
Use the mode of communication preferred by the instructor (e.g. email, Skype, phone) and don’t shrink away from these conversations
Acceptance (again, for those in the back)
Accept that critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making are part of the learning process
Everyone is struggling with this transition, including your professor. Be kind. Be patient.
Internet troubles? Check these out
FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
Altice USA is offering Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within their footprint.
AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families
Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (I expect others will follow).
T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (I expect others will follow).