In this chapter
- Provide a tip sheet
- Provide a worksheet
- Encourage developing learning skills
- Encourage students to learn more about learning online
- To go deeper
Most students don’t have experience learning in an online format. They may be comfortable but not necessarily proficient online. Students haven’t chosen to work in this remote format and most would have chosen to be in a face-to-face class. You can ask them about their experience using a like this, which can be adapted to your own context. As such, they could use help knowing how to work effectively online. To support them, you could:
This tip sheet gives a quick, clean starting point; it was adapted from Carleton University. The adaptable version is available in the chapter: “Quick start overview and resource documents“. PDF version here.
While tips can be helpful, they need to be put into action to have an effect. This adaptable worksheet can be used to set goals and make a plan, and includes explanations and examples. The adaptable file can be found in “Quick start overview and resource documents“. PDF version here.
The Growth & Goals module was developed to help students become more efficient learners.
Two version are available in English and French:
- a course-integrated version, meant to be linked with the course’s intended learning outcomes, ideal study strategies, and support options
- a course-independent version, which can be used by anyone in any area (e.g., academic, athletic, artistic)
The infographic below gives a brief overview of the module. PDF version of the infographic here.
This module from the Learning Portal has a fantastic, systematic set of resources for students to become more proficient online learners.
Develop (and share?) your own methods of supporting students with the education community.
The next chapter involves supporting students’ wellness, including physical and mental health.
Google Drive Forms can collect information (questionnaire) and even be used for quizzes. To adapt forms:
- Sign-up for/Log in to a Google account
- Click on the link to the forms you wish to copy
- Right click on the form and select "Make a copy"
- Now you can adapt the form to your own context.