MLA citation: Franco, Marc. “How to Become a More Effective Online Learner.” Snap Language, 1 Dec. 2020,
Important Note: This course targets primarily intermediate to advanced English-language learners of high-school or college age. For younger students, we urge you to seek assistance from their teachers and school administrators.
In 2020, education worldwide moved to remote courses to protect students from the Covid-19 pandemic. Many students found themselves unprepared for virtual learning. However, students can become more effective online if they change some basic behaviors and adjust their mindset toward education and learning.
Some changes may be small while others may require a bit more effort. Online learning can even be more than an emergency measure to protect students; it can be a way to learn even beyond your formal education.
In this course, you will learn about the characteristics of an effective online student and learn what you may be able to do, with some effort, to develop effective learning habits and a mindset that is conducive to learning.
These are the topics in the main portions of the course:
Understanding the issue and your situation:
What makes an effective online learner? What if you’re not it?
Steps you can take:
Evaluating your goals and creating the right mindset for learning
How to adjust your learning environment and create a study schedule
How to improve your communication skills
How to improve your reading and writing skills
Moving toward your short- and long-term goals
Completing the Course
You can complete the course all at once or break it into shorter sessions. Make sure to bookmark this page so you can return to it.
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