How to Learn Online

Learning online isn’t typically more challenging than classroom-based learning, but some changes are required to effectively learn the course materials. We’ve curated the following list of resources to help you adapt to an online learning environment.

Here are seven tips to help you cope with the changes to your learning environment.


PrioritizationThis priority matrix from Appfluence offers a new way to organize your various concerns. This resource is based on the Eisenhower matrix.

Sean Michael Morris created a free resource, Pivot to Online: A Student Guide, to provide useful information about many of the concerns you are likely to face as you switch to online learning. The guide includes information about technology, class hours, how to help others, when to seek help, and more.

Learning Management System (LMS) Coursera has compiled a list of tips for first-time online learners, with information about implementing them.

Tips for successful online learning — edX has shared this list of tips to help you increase your knowledge and skills in a flexible environment.

Instructors from Montgomery College and Howard Community College have compiled a list of tips for remote learning, with good information about productivity and connectivity.

Free Textbook: Learning to Learn Online

This open textbook created by the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Learning Centres, Christina Page, and Adam Vincent provides an introduction to essential skills to effectively learn in an online environment.

Skills include:

• Time management
• Professional communication
• Information management
• Reading strategies

Stay safe, observe the best practices, and help Canada overcome this pandemic.