We developed this website as a temporary location to help students during the abrupt transition prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic in Spring 2020. Both, The Ohio State University and Central Ohio Technical College have developed since then comprehensive COVID-19 websites and resources. However, the learning advice provided here is as relevant today as it was a few months ago. Feel free to browse the multiple resources listed here and also visit my other site: https://mylearningnetwork.com.

Final exams are approaching and things could get a little tougher. No need to panic. Many things have changed during the COVID-19 emergency, including the formats for final exams. One thing that hasn’t changed though, is how your brain processes and retrieves information for a successful exam experience. The following ideas and resources are meant to help you in your quest on becoming a more successful test-taker and perform better on your final exams.

You might have just gotten into a routine with your classes and work schedule. But suddenly everything seems as if it has been flipped upside down (because quite frankly, it has been!) Everyone is suddenly in transition mode again; everyone is trying to adapt to this “new” normal. So now what?

Freedom to focus

Is it becoming more difficult these days to stay focus on academic tasks? Author Michael Hyatt has some ideas on how to free your life in order to focus on important tasks. He suggests three steps to become free to focus and achieve more by doing less—STOP, CUT, and ACT.

If you are like most of us, your sleep might be suffering during the COVID-19 emergency. Stress and anxiety are taking a toll on our daily routines, including our sleep patterns. But despite the threat of the coronavirus and its rapid and pervasive disruption to our lives, we can control our behaviors and reduce the impact of the emerging pandemic on our sleep.

Learning in a time of crisis

Managing our emotions during times of crisis is a daunting task. There are so many things we worry about that it’s very difficult to keep our feelings under control. But as learners, we must make an effort because our ability to learn during this time suffers significantly.

If you are feeling anxious and stressed about the COVID-19 outbreak, you are not alone – many students are experiencing higher than normal stress and anxiety levels right now. Here are six tips for coping with the COVID-19 epidemic and helping to prevent the spread of the virus.

Managing time like a machine

I recently crossed paths with a short TedEd lesson on time management that taught me a few things about how machines manage priorities. I personally manage my daily routines with a higher degree of human touch, but it doesn’t hurt to learn new ways of doing things. Here are some strategies you can implement to manage your time and become more productive.

Reading and learning at the college level requires a strategic approach. Now that we are moving from face-to-face to mostly virtual learning, there’s a big chance you’ll have more readings assigned. The following ideas should help you improve your reading skills and increase your comprehension levels. While most of them are related to reading college textbooks, the basic principles are applicable to a large number of reading materials.

Online learning checklist

Willingness to learn, ability to work independently, and effective communication are some essential skills for all learners. To simplify your preparation or online learning, you can use this short “checklist” to understand the essential skills and tools required to succeed in online and distant learning settings.