Top tips for… Online Learning
Are you wondering how to use online learning in your class? Here are some top tips to help:
What you’ll learn:
- What types of content are available
- How to structure and organise online learning
Tip 1 – Types of content
There are many types of online learning content like videos, articles, images and listening activities - using different types of content will help keep students alert and focused.
Tip 2 – Short sessions
When using online media, make sure that you split up the content into short bursts - students tend to lose focus when watching a video for a long time.
Tip 3 – Use existing resources
You don't need to make everything yourself - there are resources already available online on a huge variety of topics.
Wootube: YouTube channel for maths (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq0EGvLTyy-LLT1oUSO_0FQ)
Khan Academy: Website with videos and courses on many subjects (https://www.khanacademy.org/)
Tip 4 – Give clear instructions
Online learning is exciting, but you should take care that students know:
- What the activity is
- What you’re expecting from them
Give clear instructions so that they will be able to learn and have fun too!
Tip 5 – Use interactive activities
Students gain a lot, not just from watching online materials but also interactive activities like quizzes, games and discussions.
For example, the ABC Education website has many resources and games for students: https://education.abc.net.au/home#!/home
These tips will help you to make the most of online learning!