University of California Los Angeles: Quick Guide To Adjusting to Learning Remotely
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
The University of California Los Angeles, part of the University of California system and one of the nation’s top public research universities, provides a quick bullet-point guide to how college students can adjust to learning remotely. UCLA, like many other college during COVID-19, is operating on remote-learning semester with limited housing capacity.
The University of California Los Angeles, abbreviated as UCLA, is a top public research university in Los Angeles, California. It is a #1 public university according to the Bes Colleges list by the U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is part of the University of California school system, one of the largest and best quality public research university systems in the country.
The UC System includes other top universities such as University of California Berkeley, University of California Santa Cruz, University of California Irvine and more. All UC universities offer in-person and online associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, certificate programs, master’s degrees and doctoral degrees.
The UC System has appeared in a lot of news headlines recently because a state judge recently ruled that no universities in the UC system could use the SAT/ACT in their college admissions process. This decision came months after a number of UCs already decided to go test-blind. As it appears, colleges are continuing to go SAT/ACT blind.
Anyways, like most colleges and universities across the country, most if not all classes at UCLA are taught online through remote learning methods due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic. The school has shifted to primarily online instruction and reduced on-campus housing. As such, UCLA has provided a short bullet-point guide to how college students can adjust to studying online during COVID-19.
The following is an excerpt of text provided to us directly from UCLA’s Student Resources for Remote Learning page.
ADJUSTING TO LEARNING REMOTELY
Learning in a remote setting has some different challenges from learning in an in-person class. Here are some pointers to help you think about this new challenge:
- Time management is especially important when you are in a different setting than you’re used to, especially if some of your courses are recorded (asynchronous). You may put them off, knowing you can always get to them later.
- Setting a schedule for yourself can be very helpful, including not only your academics, but times for other healthy activities like connecting to others and exercising.
- If possible, it’s useful to create a dedicated space for “classwork.”
- The space should include a chair and table or desk and good lighting, with as few distractions as possible.
- When you are in a remote class, whether it is live (synchronous) or recorded (asynchronous), you may be particularly prone to distractions.
- It is a good practice to turn off notifications.
- Refrain from social media use during academic time periods.
- Practice active learning.
- Ask questions
- Discuss topics
- Put forward predictions and suppositions
- Explain ideas to peers and to the instructor
- Take lots of notes, and notes on your notes.
- Stay connected with others.
- Form study groups, even if the coursework doesn’t call for them.
- Share notes.
- Compose shared goals for the working group.
- Reach out to your instructors to get course-specific information, such as on how they plan to conduct your course, their expectations for class etiquette, and technical requirements you may need.