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Adapting to Studying Online

ADAPTING TO STUDYING ONLINE

For support with adapting to studying online, SACC have collated and developed a wealth of resources to help you cope during COVID-19, including advice on how to stay focused on your work. This page is about supporting other aspects of studying whilst working from home.

DEVELOPING ONLINE LEARNING STRATEGIES

Since March 2020, we have experienced a sudden change in the way in which we engage with our studies, and this requires us to adjust the ways in which we learn.

Usually, the primary focus of going to university is to learn about a certain topic or field, in order to gain the knowledge and experience necessary for advancing one of the following: our understanding of the world, our career, or the field itself.

A secondary focus is learning how to learn, both in general and within one's own discipline. This involves experimenting, discussing things with peers, supervision from academic and support staff, and self-reflection. There are central and faculty-based skills teams to help support this development, but it is often a personal journey.

When the method of teaching and learning undergoes a sudden change, the issue of ‘how we learn’ becomes a primary focus. This can take time getting used to, but there are resources out there to help us adjust, so that we can continue to engage fully with our studies.

LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER

As we adapt to learning online, we develop strategies for doing so effectively, whether intentionally or not. Everyone develops different strategies, so why not pool our resources and share tips?
The UTLC Skills Lab has set up an online Padlet discussion wall for you to ask questions and share tips with each other about the following aspects of studying online:

  • Canvas conferences
  • Group work
  • Presentations
  • Exams
  • Time management
  • Writing

ATTENDING SKILLS WORKSHOPS ONLINE

Skills Lab workshops and Writing Centre appointments now take place online; also, we have added a online workshop on Online Presenting Skills.

ATTENDING ONE-TO-ONE APPOINTMENTS ONLINE

RESOURCES, COURSES AND HELP GUIDES

Resources

Help Guides (Canvas)

Courses