Distance learning has been helping several deserving students expand their knowledge without having to reach a classroom! Though it is already an advantage, there are more ways to get it to work in your favour and make the most of it. Here are a few examples:
Use multimedia learning
Ever realised how easily you get hooked to the videos that auto-play on your Facebook feed or YouTube? That’s the power of multimedia. Multimedia includes graphics, sound, animation, text, pictures and video clips.
If you can’t stare at a book all day, then perhaps multimedia is the way to go. This method can greatly enhance retention and understanding of topics, no matter which distance education course you choose. It will help you learn and understand the concepts better.
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Join learning communities
During your distance education course, you might find it difficult to stick to your study schedule. A learning community can help you stay on track. It is a group of people who share common academic goals and attitudes. These groups can either meet in person or online.
Apart from what the course teaches you, these individuals will be able to supplement your learning with interesting insights. Since the group has a common purpose, you’ll gain relevant perspective into what you’re studying.
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Pick a job where you can learn and earn
Working and studying is one of the fastest ways to get ahead in your career. This gives you the ability to experience what you’re studying about and also study what you’re experiencing. You will be able to enhance everything that you learn through real-life examples, you’ll have a better grasp on what’s happening and be ahead of your peers both at work and studies.
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Use social media the right way
With the emergence of platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Quora you can directly connect with experts in the field of your choice. You can ask them questions and gain direct insights into how they run their company or just get some tips relevant to your field. Many of these professionals will be able to add immensely to your learning experience and the best part is, most of them are open and willing to have discussions with students.
If you’re not sure where to start, the best place is LinkedIn. It’s easier to reach professionals on LinkedIn directly and it is a professional way to interact with them.
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These options can add plenty of value to the learning material of your distance education course. When it is the time for course assessments or finding a job, you’ll have the answers at your fingertips.
Drop us a comment and let us know which of these tips you would use to supplement your course.