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Scheduling Your Work
Time is a resource, and successful students treat it as a priceless one.This article will help you determine how this will help you understand how you’re currently spending your time, and give your perspective on how much time you have available to work on assignments. Download the following PDF: Fill it out the best you […]
Setting Small and SMART Goals
Setting goals is important to success; having a measure of success can give great satisfaction when you reach it, and give you an opportunity to reflect when you do not. Below is a short presentation outlining the SMART strategy.
Speak With your Program Advisor
Program Advisors are the first line of communication for students. They are always available to provide resources and information to assist with any challenges students may be faced with in their courses. They can explain your plan of study and provide options that will help with work-life balance. If you are experiencing challenges, speak to […]
Preparing for Discussion Posts
Discussion Questions are a core part of most online courses at Yorkville University. They can be a means to an end (a mark), or they can help you understand the material, synthesize new information, and increase your expertise in the subject. Try the following with your next Discussion Question Post to get the most learning […]
Making Discussion Posts
See the following article: Tips for Creating the Perfect Discussion Posts
Discussion Board Etiquette
Certain behaviour is required in an online environment to ensure all participants feel comfortable and confident in participating in the discussions. What is considered inappropriate behaviour in a face to face learning environment also applies online. Remember that what you say in the spur of the moment will there be forever for all to see!
What is Reflective Learning?
Reflective learning is a means of helping you learn from your experience by thinking about that experience and making sense of it. We can consider two kinds of reflective learning: Reflective learning in which you look back over the results of some activity to determine what worked well, what didn’t, what could be changed, and […]
Reflective Learning Strategies
There are some basic strategies for carrying out each of these components of reflective learning. You must know what you want to learn. In identifying what you want to learn, the trick is to self-identify as a learner – as someone who could benefit from doing some reflective learning. Next, you need to let yourself […]
Reflective Learning Journals
A Learning Journal (sometimes known as a Reflective Journal or Learning Log) is an ongoing document or record (not unlike a diary) based on your experiences, reflections and observations as a student. It is a personal record, and as such you may wish to keep the contents private. In the above sense, a journal is […]
Track Your Work: Learning Portfolio
You will need somewhere to store your information from all sources. Most students devise a system of storing work and work-related materials while studying, usually in a binder or series of files. It is a small step from this to building a portfolio or an e-portfolio. See Athabasca’s guide on Learning Portfolio’s. Source: http://priorlearning.athabascau.ca/documents/helpful_guide_portfolio_learning.pdf Further […]
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