Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Online Learning: 8 Study Tips for Making Remote Classes Effective

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Are you prepared for online learning at college? Whether you enjoy it or not, it is our new reality, and every student should know how to make the best out of it. E-learning is not about a “virtual instructor in front of a virtual whiteboard delivering virtual bullet points,” as Aaron Barth has ironically put it. On the contrary, it is an entirely different studying environment with its advantages and disadvantages, and some of the traditional teaching and learning methods simply don’t work there. With the following tips, you will be able to enhance your online learning experience! 

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Finding Virtual Internships and Online Summer Schools in 2020

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Our summers used to be all about grasping opportunities and gaining relevant experiences in internships, part-time jobs, or summer schools. But then the coronavirus-crisis came. Many secured internships were reworked, companies have frozen their hiring plans, summer schools were canceled — all this brought our summer plans to ruin. With the current splash of unemployment, it is even harder for recent grads to land an internship or your first full-time job. 

However, there are still some possibilities (thanks to the digital revolution) — these are remote internships, virtual summer schools, and online courses in 2020. Even if you struggle to land an online internship, there are more than ever options for self-study this summer. Although career prospects in some spheres don’t look encouraging right now, you should still think strategically about investing your free time this summer.

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12 Educational Resources Available for Free during Coronavirus Quarantine

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The pandemic crisis has hit every single one of us. However optimistic lookouts we might hold, in the coming months, our lives will not go back to “normal”, if ever. With the quarantine measures, all educational processes and college studies have drastically changed. Not only our professors and we are getting used to having courses online, but all students and academics are locked out of the resources usually available at their universities and libraries. In conjunction with stress, fear, household chores, and babysitting, it is difficult to maintain any continuity in our habits and study routines. 

Many platforms and publishers opened their resources for free due to the coronavirus pandemic. Additional online courses can support your education process; platforms like Zoom and Adobe are there to ensure the continuity of your seminars; online libraries opened their virtual doors for you to access tons of books and academic articles; you can keep on buying or renting your textbooks with BooksRun. Here we have listed some of the educational resources that are now online and available for free during quarantine. These are not track-specific and can be useful for any specialization.

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