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Learning Resources

For Resourceful Learners

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These learning resources are designed to help online students excel. Whether you're taking a course out of interest, starting a new degree, or halfway through your program, we hope that you find something useful in these modules.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact us at cds@queensu.ca.

 

Own Your Education

To be truly successful as an e-learner, you need to be proactive. In this section we'll explore different ways to reach out to classmates, TAs and professors, and the difference between active and passive learning. Learn to own your education here.

Manage Your Time

Time management is an essential skill that becomes increasingly important in an online course. Learn how to schedule your weeks, meet term deadlines, budget your hours, and break large tasks into smaller tasks. Practice your time management here.

Ask Questions

In order to successfully engage with your peers and instructors in an online environment, you need to participate. This section will discuss the best types of questions to ask in online discussion forums, and why participating is so important. Learn how to ask questions here.

Seek Support

In this section, we've compiled a list of support services available within and outside of Queen's for online students. Become aware of student support services here.

Set Up a Space

Designing an effective study environment is a crucial part of getting started with your online studies. See this section for tips on how to choose, design, and utilize your study space. Learn how to set up your space here.

Work With Others

Group work is equally as challenging as it is beneficial. This section discusses the metacognitive benefits of working in groups, and outlines key strategies for group work. Read more about group work here.

Self-Care

This section defines mental, physical and emotional health, and explains the importance of maintaining your health in terms of your academics. Meditation, nutrition, sleep, and mindfulness are among the topics analyzed. Learn about self-care here.

Stay Motivated

See this section for information on intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, coping with stress, and maintaining your focus. Learn to stay motivated here.

Own Your Education

How to Be a Proactive Learner

By: Maggie Veneman

Manage Your Time

Self-Discipline and Scheduling Your Learning Time

By: Maggie Veneman

Ask Questions

Why Participation Matters

By: Maggie Veneman

Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.

Seek Support

The Why, What, Where and How of Asking for Help

 By: Maggie Veneman

Set Up a Space

Creating an Effective Study Environment

By: Maggie Veneman

Work With Others

By: Maggie Veneman

Shall I tell you a secret of a true scholar? It is this: every man I meet is my master in some point, and in that I learn from him.

          - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take Care of Yourself

Maintaining your Mental, Physical & Emotional Health

By: Maggie Veneman

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

Stay Motivated

Perseverance and Drive in Online Learning

 By: Maggie Veneman