It’s not an official thing, but let’s just put it out there: In 2020, the flexibility to switch fairly seamlessly from in-class to online (remote) learning has never been more valuable for college students. Thanks to technology the great majority of students have continued their academic progress. Ask those in the Information Technology world, though, and you will also get reminders that the more information you have to send and the more electronic access you allow also creates the possibility for data loss and breaches in privacy.
With that in mind, here’s a reminder to (1) always prepare wisely for remote learning and (2) take adequate precautions for secure internet connections and communications. These five blogs bring together the basics for what you should know.
Plus, if you know someone who’s excited about learning remotely – from home or a public computer – forward this five-topic summary blog to them. You might be saving them from some possible tech headaches.
5 Tips for Online Learning
Online Classes Tip 1: Get Set Up for Success
Many students find they don’t need a typical desk and chair, but if having adequate support for your back, or at least a lap desk will keep you focused on what’s being presented. Semi-reclining on a bed or opting for soft, cushy chairs that make you slouch can lead to neck and back strain throughout an hour-long online class or test review session.
Online Classes Tip 2: Ready, Tech, Go
Class sessions come to you by way of the school’s online learning environment, referred to as a Learning Management System (LMS), or simply a platform. The LMS used typically consists of a central online platform administered by the instructor. Students access the LMS from their personal computer, tablet, or smartphone. Typically, assignments are submitted through the LMS. There will usually be a feature that allows the uploading of assignments so the instructor can see, review, and grade it.
Online Classes Tip 3: Actions to Guide You
Each year at least 6.6 million students of all ages enroll in distance education courses. Those going for online classes find they love this format – presuming they adopt a positive mindset and have plenty of self-discipline. Here are the action steps you can take for online success.
Online Classes Tip 4: Staying Physically Fit, Emotionally Strong
Some students taking online classes – especially if they’re squeezing them in while also employed – might sacrifice what used to be a regularly scheduled exercise time. Sure, getting good grades is important, but so is staying fit. So, how to get maximum exercise out of minimum time or get workouts in when your favorite fitness center isn’t open?
Online Classes Tip 5: Cyber security Guide
When learning remotely through online classes, remember to protect yourself from cybercriminals who capitalize on security flaws. Cyber attacks can have long-term consequences, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself.
Online Classes at CUKC: A Chiropractic and Health Sciences University
Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) is a nonprofit, private, chiropractic and health sciences university in Overland Park, Kansas, within the Kansas City metro. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been on a mission to create a healthier world. It’s a mission where we’re seeking to deliver everything we do at a higher level.
Our degree programs range from an associate degree in biological sciences to associate degrees in healthcare support professions to the Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree. Many of the prerequisite classes for CUKC degrees are available as online classes.
Our degree lineup: