Getting started with online learning
This series is a blog and video podcast resource designed to provide students with a first port of call when studying in a NET or BLK paper.
- Covid-19: How to study at home
- The Guardian (International Edition) provides its collection of "What to do" advice from students for successful learning in a new "distance" modality (such as during a nationwide pandemic lock-down).
- Online learning: Where do I start
- A student's guide: Getting underway with your first online/blended class at Waikato
- Connecting with classmates and helping each other online
- When you are feeling all alone, there are other students in the course feeling the same way. See information about how to stay in contact, and good ways of helping each other.
- Where to get help: Student Learning
- Help with your assignments on campus or at a distance (video or written comment)
- Where to get more help: University library lifeline
- The library has gone out of its way to enable you to contact them and get help
- Handling the technology
- There are many pages of help files covering the different technology that you might encounter including Moodle, Google, Turnitin (Tii), Mahara (ePortfolio), (and there are help pages for everyday technology like Powerpoint, Excel, Word etc )
The skills you need (and how to develop them)
- Managing time
- 6 tips for managing your time and managing your self online
- Asynchronous online discussions
- How to learn from your teachers and your classmates in online discussions (NB: asynchronous means online written discussions happening over a pre-set period of time)
- What to write in a discussion
- Do you feel like it's all been said already? We have advice for you
- Three ways of showing leadership online. Remember, your contribution is positive and helpful.
- You know what your teachers expect of you, and what you can expect of them, and of your classmates.
- Effective communication online
- Writing clearly, and disagreeing constructively. We expect participants to maintain a high standard of courtesy, respect and language. This page explains how to participate in forum discussions.