UWI Teaching & Learning Remotely

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Guidelines and Resources for Students

Online learning can be synchronous or asynchronous. One lecturer might choose to use a webconferencing tool such as Blackboard Collaborate (BbC) or Zoom to deliver “live” (synchronous) classes. Another lecturer might choose to deliver the course asynchronously by placing the course content in the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) where students can access the content at their convenience and use discussion boards and other tools to interact with the lecturer and with other students. Other lecturers may choose a mix of both synchronous and asynchronous technologies to teach online.

Regardless of the delivery modality, online learning requires more active participation than traditional classroom learning, but it can also provide you with the freedom to set your own schedule while studying from the comfort of your own space. You will still be able to stay connected with your classmates within a virtual classroom setting through the use of a variety of communication methods.

To be successful in your online courses, you will need to be self-motivated, well-organized, and most importantly, you will need develop a plan.