E-learning courses are in demand. These courses give freedom to students in gaining instant access to the courses. They can even study at their own convenient time. These courses can be distributed internationally thereby attracting wide spectrum of audience. Content is the king in e-learning business hence; there is a constant need to update the content.
E-learning can be a difficult task because it requires lots of concentration to scroll through the information on web. Keeping your focus on the course becomes extremely crucial more so; if you are studying after a long gap. But with constant practice and adopting new learning study habits you can get a firm grip on the topics. Let us look at some of the techniques that boost e-learning:
- Note-taking: Take hand-written notes while studying online. This will prove to be extremely useful in remembering the notes. Take a short break and return to write the notes. Always add information that you think is useful, that can help you remember from the notes. If there is something in the notes that does not make sense then re-read the notes. Try to find out the information that is missing. Probe further and ask in-depth questions.
- Preview: Once the note-taking process is over, the next step is to preview the content by reading titles, sub-headings and diagrams. Always try to study the patterns in the content. If it is well-drafted, it becomes easier to find one or more patterns. If the synchronization between the titles and the notes is missing, change the title appropriately. Read the introductory and concluding parts of the notes. It will help you in calculating the reading pace, time needed to read the content and effort required to learn the content.
- Environment: It is very important to take regular breaks while studying online. As you are constantly reading from the computer screen it becomes very tedious to focus for a long time. If your eyes are getting stressed out, take a short break and then use special eye drops for reading on computer. Always remain in relaxed position so that the eye contact is directly on the computer screen. This will avoid stress on neck and shoulders and you can then concentrate for a little while longer.
E-learning can be useful when students study with a relaxed and open mind.