Online education does provide a lot of benefits. It does, however, pose some negative sides as well. one of the main issues with online education is that students may find it harder to concentrate and take their learning seriously when they are not in a classroom setting, since that is what most people are used to.
To counteract this, there are a few things that you could do to help you get into your “student mode” even if you’re not in a classroom. First of all, you have to set up a schedule. Even if most online classes do not have a strict schedule, which is one of its benefits, you would help yourself if you set up your own study schedule. This way, you will be conditioning your mind to switch to student mode during those hours. You will still have the freedom of setting which hours these would be, so make sure you choose a schedule that fits your lifestyle.
Another important thing you should do is to set up a workspace or study space within your home. This could be a spare room or simply your own bedroom desk. This space should be somewhere that you can shut out the world when it’s your study hours already. This way, you would be lessening the distractions so you can focus during the hours that you have already set.
Also, as much as possible, tell everyone in your home that during your study hours, you should not be disturbed. It’s hard to concentrate when you’re at home because your family is there and it is so easy for you or them to forget that you actually have to study. They can invite you to watch a movie with them anytime, for example. Make sure that they know about the study schedule you have set for yourself to avoid distractions.