After seven weeks of learning in ESEPDY 1159 online learning strategies, I learned a lot about useful online learning resources, effective searching methods and useful study skills. This is a really useful and practical class that I would like to recommend to other students.
Taking online classes is quite different from taking traditional classes. Before starting this class, I thought there would be many videos and reading texts to learn. But this class is almost consists of a great amount of communication with peers, self studying and various small but practical activities. I originally didn’t notice that I’m a procrastinator. The questionnaire helped me pay attention to my bad habits. Through learning some useful methods such as making “To do” list and study plans this summer, I do make progress in avoiding procrastination. Moreover, I didn’t know what kind of learner I am before doing the form. But now I know more about myself and discovered the suitable way of learning and taking notes. So now I can study more efficiently after learning my problems and situations.
One of the most useful knowledge I have learned is using various online tools. These online resources include paper writing assistance, study skills and notes, online calender, and searching engines online. The note taking strategies are really helpful as I found some mistakes I made when I taking notes. I learned to listing key words of important concepts rather than writing many words in one page. Besides, I learned using google advanced search that I have used before. This searching method is effective and save many time. Through communicating and reading others blogs, I start to use several studying websites such as Quizlet and How To Study. These two online tools provide me many learning skills and tools that are effective in memorizing concepts and words. After this class, I begin to pay attention to many resources I dismissed before.
The most meaningful experience in this class for me is writing bogs to other students. Actually, This is my first time of writing educational blogs. As I’m shy and quiet, I usually don’t communicate with my peers. At this time, I start to learn communicating skills and give advices to others. It’s really an interesting and meaningful assignment. Meanwhile, I also learned many good tips from others’ blogs. Thus, writing blogs is a special meanful experience in this class.
Certainly, the most important thing is applying the knowledge I have learned into practice. I will mainly apply in two aspects, online learning and traditional learning. In the aspect of online learning, I would take use flashcards to memorize concepts and words in my subjects. Reading the studying skills and writing strategies to assist studing before and after class. In the aspect of traditional learning, I will apply the note-taking strategies when I am attending traditional lectures. Then after class, I will highlighting and summaring notes in the new method. If needed, I will search more related information that related to my learning topics in order to understand better. In a word, many resouces and tools can be applied in studying after taking this class.
In conclusion, this course is special and useful. With using many internet tools, I have masterd techniques that are helpful in studying online classes. This almost self-studying class assisted me in correcting my studying habits. Thus, I achieved my goal in this class and enjoyed this class in this summer!