Although we are moving our learning online, it is still crucial for us to continue forging connections with our learning community, and this time, virtually. Online collaboration may sound new and daunting to you, but be reassured that everything would be as it should! Read on to find out how you can succeed in engaging and connecting with your professors and peers in your online learning journey ahead.
Here are some platforms that you can use to collaborate and stay connected with your learning community virtually:
1. Microsoft Teams (Highly Recommended!)
Microsoft Teams is your hub for teamwork. Whether it's a team of 10 or 10,000, you can chat, meet, call and collaborate from anywhere. In teams, you can access, share and edit on Words doc, Powerpoint and Excel files in real-time.
You will use Zoom quite often for attending your classes or other webinars! Campus-wide licensed Zoom accounts are available to you, through which you can host a meeting of up to 300 participants.
You will use WebEx quite often for attending your classes or other webinars! Please note that students do not have licensed accounts for WebEx, thus you would not be able to start a meeting with others on WebEx.
Learning online is a fantastic way to increase your knowledge and skills in a flexible environment. However, when it comes to virtual tasks that require online collaboration, it is easy to disconnect with your peers. Read on for a few tips to help you along the way in your online collaboration journey!
1. Proactively interact with your learning peers
2. Connect and communicate with your peers
3. Organise work and responsibilities
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Experts believe that studying in groups or pairs can be more effective and productive than studying in pairs! Hence, you can create your own community by:
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