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  1. 1. Prepared by :Norzita binti Mat Nayan Matrics No : 790503085018001 E-mail: zieymie@ymail.com
  2. 2. 1.0 Introduction2.0 Summary of Facts About Online Learning 2.1 Topic 1 - How Do You Balance Online Classes With Your Job? 2.2 Topic 2 – 4 Ways to Balance Family and School 2.3 Topic 3 – 5 Ways to Stay Motivated 2.4 Topic 4 – Smart Study Strategies 2.5 Topic 5 – Reading Strategies3.0 Conclusion4.0 References Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 1
  3. 3. 1.0 IntroductionAbout Online Learners- Taking online classes with a part or full-time job can be a balancing act.- Many online students struggle to meet their work deadlines while still turning in school assignments on time. Studying Online- However, students must take the means to overcome this problem. Five topics were chosen in which it focuses on five aspects: a) How do you balance online classes with your job? b) 4 ways to balance family and school c) 5 ways to stay motivated d) Smart study strategies e) Reading strategies Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 2
  4. 4. 2.0 Summary of Selected Topics2.1 Topic 1 -How Do You Balance Online Classes with Your Job? According to Mark (2009) , many people who choose to enroll in an online school over a traditional school do so because they work full-time, and the time saved by attending classes at home allows them to juggle work and school responsibilities. But that doesn’t mean it’s an easy task to balance. (Mark, 2009) There are five ways how do you balance online classes with your job: a) Make a schedule b) Communicate c) Adjust your work d) Use school resources e) Use your classmates Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 3
  5. 5. How Do You Balance Online Classes with Your Job? Communicate Make aschedule Adjust work Classmates Resources Mark (2009)Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 4
  6. 6.  Make a schedule - Write down your work and class that have fixed times. See how your days , where there are times that you can adjust if needed for work or school obligations. Communicate - Your family and your boss should know about your schedule. Your family should know when your “study time” is. It is to avoid distractions and make your studying as efficient as possible. Mark (2009) Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 5
  7. 7.  Adjust your work schedule if possible - There’s a good chance that your boss will be flexible about letting your rearrange your schedule as needed, if you’re working on a degree or certificate that can help you in your current job. Use school resources - Use any school resources (tutoring, orientation, online library, time management tips, study skills training) that can make you feel more comfortable and help you save time. Mark (2009) Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 6
  8. 8.  Use your classmates to help you stay motivated - Forming an online study group or otherwise keeping in contact with classmates help you understand the material better and make the class a more fun experience. - It will also help feel vested in the class, making you less likely to drop out. Mark (2009) Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 7
  9. 9. 2.2 Topic 2 – 4 Ways to Balance Family and School According to Littlefield, J.(2004), balancing school and family life can be a challenge, even for online learners. While many older adults choose to continue their education through the internet, they often find their study time interrupted by spouses and children who miss them and dont understand the need for "alone time." Take a look at this article to learn strategies for maintaining good relationships with those you love while studying online.(Littlefield, J.2004) There are 4 ways how to balance family and school. a) Set some ground rules for all parties b) Don’t forget play time c) Be an example d) Involve your family in your learning Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 8
  10. 10. 4 Ways to Balance Family and School Ground rules Play time Example Involve your family Littlefield, J.(2004)Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 9
  11. 11.  Ground rules - Let your family know when you’ll be available and when they shouldn’t disturb you. For example, you may want to hang a “do not disturb” sign on the door if you’re in an online chat meeting. - You’ll also need to set some ground rules for yourself. Give your family the attention they need during your off-hours. Play time - Online courses can get intense at times, particularly if you’re enrolled in more than one. But, don’t you forget to have fun. - You’ll get much needed relaxation and less stressful mood. Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 10
  12. 12.  Be an example - Use your own studies to set an example for how they can succeed in their own classes if you have school-aged children. - When you study along side your kids, try setting aside a study time each afternoon. - Serve a nutritious snack and play relaxing music. Chances are they’ll mimic the study skills you model and their grades will benefit. - You’ll get a chance to complete your own studies while spending some time with your kids. It’s a win-win. Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 11
  13. 13.  Involve family- Let your family know that you want to achieve something meaningful.- If there is something interesting, talk time at the dinner table or while driving your kids to school.- Let your spouse tag along on field trips to the art museum or city counsel.- Chances are they’ll enjoy being involved in this part of your life and you’ll appreciate the chance to share it. Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 12
  14. 14. 2.3 Topic 3 – 5 Ways to Stay Motivated According to Littlefield (2011)Many distance learners agree that the most difficult part of studying online is staying motivated. Because students must the initiative to complete their courses completely on their own, without the physical presence of teachers and other peers, many students find it easy to become distracted and discouraged in their work. ( Littlefield, 2011) There are five ways how to stay motivated: a) Connect with your classmates b) Discuss what you learn c) Chart you progress e) Reward yourself f) Take time for fun Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 13
  15. 15. 5 Ways to Stay Motivated Littlefield (2011)Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 14
  16. 16.  Connect with your classmates - Establish contacts with your friends via online for you to discuss together the problems of learning. - It not only saves time but it is more convenient and useful. Discuss what you learn - Find a friend or relative who has similar interests or who would enjoy hearing about your studies. - You’ll understand the material better and will be motivated to stay on task in order to keep up with the conversation. Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 15
  17. 17.  Chart your progress - Design your own map of completed classes and post it somewhere that is visible daily. - There’s a certain satisfaction that comes with watching your goals be accomplished. Reward yourself - Reward yourself for doing well in your coursework. - Whether it be a new dress, or even a new car, setting up a reward system just may be the extra push you need to succeed. Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 16
  18. 18.  Take time for fun - You’ll likely suffer in all areas if you’re spending all your time working, studying, and watching after the kids. - Set aside a little time every week for a favorite activity. You’ll be more productive when you return to your work.Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 17
  19. 19. 2.4 Topic 4 – Smart Study Strategies About smart study - People are smart in different ways. Some people can create a catchy song at the drop of a hat. - Others can memorize everything in a book, paint a masterpiece,or be the center of attention. Study tips - When you realize what you’re good at, you can figure out the best way to study. - Based on Howard Gardner’s theory of intelligence, these study tips can help you tailor your learning for your intelligence type. Littlefield,J. (2004) Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 18
  20. 20. Study Skills for 5 Intellegence Types 1 Word Smart Picture smart 2 3 Music Smart 4 People Smart 5 Self Smart Littlefield,J. (2004) Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 19
  21. 21. a) Word Smart If you’re word smart, these study strategies can help: - Make flashcards - Take extensive notes - Keep a journal of what you learng) Picture Smart - Sketch pictures that go along with your notes or in the margins of your textbooks - Draw a picture on a flashcard for each concept or vocabulary word you study - Use charts and graphic organizers to keep track of what you learn Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 20
  22. 22. c) Music Smart - Create a song or rhyme that will help you remember a concept - Listen to classical music while you study - Remember vocabulary words by linking them to similar-sounding words in your mindd) People Smart - Discuss what you learn with a friend or family member - Have someone quiz you before an exam - Create or join a study group Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 21
  23. 23. a) Self Smart Self smart people are comfortable with themselves. They enjoy being alone to think and reflect. If you’re self smart, try these tips: - Keep a personal journal about what you’re learning. - Find a place to study where you won’t be interrupted. - Keep yourself involved in assignments by individualizing each project Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 22
  24. 24. 2.5 Topic 5 – Reading Strategies About reading - One of the most important skills to develop is reading. - This topic will help you improve your reading skills. Reading strategies - Choose the reading strategies best suited to your material and your purposes. - Generally, reading strategies may be grouped into two: a) Fast reading b) Slow reading Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 23
  25. 25. How To Read? SQ3R Critical Approach Osman,Z . et. al. (2011)Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 24
  26. 26. A. Fast reading - To get an overview of the background information - To locate specific information - Identify if the material is relevant to your needs - Know what the content is all aboutHow to do fast reading?1) Scanning - The eyes will run quickly down the page to see if it contain the information that you are looking for. How to scan? a) Look at the title and the author of the book b) Look at the chapter heading and sub-heading c) Finally, follow by the heading of the sections• Skimming – The eyes down the page very quickly over the main features of a piece that you are reading Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 25
  27. 27.  How to skim? a) Search through the text very quickly by reading the first and last paragraph. b) Move your eyes across the page to locate keywords or phrases in a ziq-zag manner. B. Slow reading - Detail understanding - Evaluate something - Remember the information - Follow the instruction How to do slow reading? Analytical approach - Used when you need to understand terminology, follow instructions or remember what you have read. Critical approach - Used when you need to evaluate the material you are reading. Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 26
  28. 28.  SlSQ3R: - Survey content using fast reading method. - Question yourself before you read or chunk new content – active reading process. - Read and look out for the answers to your questions from the content. - Recite what you have read in your own words. - Review all information by consolidating and integrating all sub- topics of the chapter. Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 27
  29. 29. 3.0 Conclusion Online students have to face problems, which include: a) How do you balance online classes with your job? b) 4 ways to balance family and school c) 5 ways to stay motivated d) Smart study strategies e) Reading strategies So they must be smart to overcome these problems with better. Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 28
  30. 30. 4.0 ReferencesLittlefield , J . (2004) . 4 ways to balance family and school. Retrieved : April 12, 2011 from http://distancelearn.about.com/od/managining yourwork /a/familyandschool.htmLittlefield, J. (2004) . Smart study strategies. Retrieved : April 14, 2011 from http:// distancelearn.abuot.com/od/studyskills/a/studysmart.htmLittlefield , J. (2011).5 ways to stay motivated. Retrieved : April 2, 2011 from http://distancelearn.about.com/od.managingyourwork/a/motivation.htmLockett, S.M.(2007). Home sweet homework: A parents guide to stress-free homework & studying strategies that work. USA : Pfeiffer.In Books 24x7 (OUM Digital Collection)Mark (2009) . How to balance online classes with working fulltime . Retrived : April 29, 2009 from http://aceonlinesshool.com/how-to-balance-online classes-with-working-full-time/.Osman,Z . et. al. (2011). OUMH1103 Learning skills for open distance learners. Selangor: Centre for Instructional Design and Technology Open University Malaysia Prepared by Norzita Mat Nayan Page 29
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