Hello, everyone! This is Sakurai Panda from Japan!（@Pandasakurai1)🐼
Online learning is difficult, but if you get the hang of it, you can enjoy studying while minimizing stress!
You absolutely need to do this
No matter which course of UoPeople you take, it is absolutely necessary to solve “Self-Quiz” !!
This is how you prepare for the graded quiz.
This is the basic procedure any courses at UoPeople (at least for bachelor’s. I don’t know how master’s programs work)
Very rarely, the same problem appear. It is important to take Self-Quizzes many times in preparation for such a case 🐼
Another new method I have been trying is to take a Self-Quiz before reading a textbook!
This will allow you to see what’s important when reading a textbook and check how much knowledge you have about the topic before learning 🐼
Be good at doing research!
Most of the questions are all on the internet, so the fastest way to do is to put your questions on Google search.
If you are a non-native speaker, you can look up the definitions of the words online.
I mostly use Cambridge Dictionary and look up the unfamiliar words.
It is important to gain the ability to look up by yourself! Even when I lived abroad, I searched on the internet like this and gathered various information to judge the information myself!
If you still don’t understand, ask a question!
These are the ways you can ask questions:
Instructor / Course Forum
It is best to ask your instructor, but depending on the instructor, the reply is slow, so in that case it is better to ask at the Course Forum.
According to my Program Advisor, the instructors must reply to the Course Forum posted by the student within 72 hours
↓ this is the email I actually received. (The name of Program Advisor is hidden)
In Moodle, clicking the name of a classmate will bring up a message button, so if you send a message directly, most people reply to you
In the Principles of Finance 1 that I have taken before, I got to get along very well with my classmate.
It took 3 days for the instructor to reply me, so it was quicker for us to ask each other questions.
If you do these things, you are all prepared for the Graded Quiz!
No matter what kind of problem comes out, you will be fine as long as you understand the reading assignments, do the written assignments, learning journal, and take the self-quiz over and over again 🐼
Many of you have asked me what kind of useful tools I use when I study.
This is the laptop stand I use, which has helped me keep good posture!
You can also be creative like me (like you can see from the picture lol) and make the normal desk to a standing desk!!
It is very unhealthy to sit on a chair for long time. So I have started to try studying and working with the standing desk, but I get tired after 20 minutes!! lol
I guess I need to get used to it🐼
Anyways, I use my laptop everyday, so it’s quite important for me to invest in products like this 🐼Audible Gift Memberships