A critical part of Connecticut College’s strategy for learning during COVID-19 is ensuring that you have the tools and support needed to meet your goals for your Connecticut College educational experience. Our entire academic community is committed to meeting student needs for engaging in our current learning environment while maintaining intellectual engagement and sustaining faculty-student relationships, peer learning, and community. This site offers a central point of information about these resources.
Additional information about the Connecticut College approach, support, and expectations for learning in the Fall of 2020 are available via Path Forward.
Remote Learning Strategies
- Practice with the technology: Gain clarity on the technological expectations for each course by carefully reading communications from your faculty which may include emails, the course moodle site, and updated course expectations in the syllabus. Make a list of these technologies and become familiar with and practice using them.
- Communicate regularly with your faculty: Be sure to ask questions and take advantage of opportunities to connect with your faculty through email, office hours, and class. Familiarize yourself with netiquette expectations to maximize positive relationship building between you and your faculty as well as with your peers.
- Engage with your classmates: The more you engage in class discussions and seek out opportunities for community with classmates both within and outside the formal structures of the course, you will benefit from an increased sense of ownership of your learning. You will also continue to cultivate critical professional and personal relationships.
- Develop a structure for engaging with your classes: You may have more flexibility, but the demands of course work within a remote learning environment can be a challenge. Set aside consistent blocks of time to complete course work and identify a location that will be most conducive for working effectively. Additionally, begin assignments and other course work as soon as possible so that you can surface potential challenges and have plenty of time to seek out clarification and support.
- Find times for a digital break: In our new digital learning reality most of us will be spending more time online than ever before. Try to avoid digital overload and spend some time outside, hanging out with people in your household, cooking, gardening, or something else to give yourself a break from the digital.
Want more tips? Check out the University of Michigan resource for adjusting your study habits.
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