Working Online And Remote Learning in A Pandemic.

Working online has never been as easy as before. 2020 is sure a year to remember, but it has taught us a few lessons too.

Before beginning about remote learning, “The world is moving into a new direction and I think Remote work is the new big thing that’s gonna happen”.

Remote Learning in simpler terms, if an Instructor and a student who cannot meet due to time and distance and hence use traditional methods online to learn and increase knowledge.

Remote Work on the other hand is about working away from work place in their house or different comfort place due to certain reasons.

Pandemic has hit every part of the world and are forcing people to work remotely or to learn remotely because social distancing is the key to defeat the virus as per WHO guidelines.

The pandemic has moved the non-tech people who are literally googling (searching on Google or other search engines) down methods to find a solution for doing their work from home,

While students are finding difficult to learn online and are facing network and software issues and are confused about where to go and complete their work and study.

7 Tips for learning from Home for Students!

Remote Learning

1. Make a Plan.

The school and your teacher will prepare your lessons, but it’ll be good if you’ll plan how you’ll be studying at home.

2. Take notes.

Notes will help you remember the lessons as you keep on watching them. It’ll also be useful for reviewing later.

3. Take a break.

Do your work in blocks to lessen the strain. After finishing each lesson, take a five to ten-minute break before moving on.

4. Be proud of your Achievements.

Studying at home isn’t easy. Reward yourself for each small success.

5. Do one thing at a time.

Finish one lesson before moving to the next. Do one assignment before another. Lessen multitasking.

6. Keep your routine

Treat your day as if you’re going to school. Get up, take a shower, have breakfast.

Few apps and websites you should keep in handy while remote learning.

1. Google and YouTube

Youtube - Video sharing platform by Google
Youtube – Video sharing platform by Google

YouTube is a subordinate of Google if you didn’t know that, We all know google is the best option out there and the entire population of our planet relies upon and trust them and we can find anything on youtube if we just spend some time researching them. It is the most trusted source and if we talk about learning there are thousands and millions of content of any topic out there. It is my number one pick for the day.

2. Udemy

Learning Online - Udemy
Learning Online – Udemy

Udemy is an online learning platform that offers various courses on everything from web development to personal development. Want to learn how to play music? Udemy has dozens of courses to help. How to Start Your Own Business? Yeah, they got it, too.

Anything you think off it is available and it is taught by industry experts too. You can find free courses to paid courses But I highly recommend paid courses because it has a lot more potential then the free ones. By the way it is been picked at #2.

3. BYJU’s

Byjus - Learning Platform
Byjus – Learning Platform

BYJU’s is an online learning platform that is focused on the K12 segment which is educating children from 6th to 12th grade with quality content and is accessible to teachers globally. It has been backed by Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, First Asian company to receive investment from them. It has pretty good reviews It might be a game-changer for your kid It is the best out there. #3 Pick of the day.

4. Khan Academy

Khan Academy - remote learning
Khan Academy – remote learning

Khan Academy is founded by Sal Khan, started as a non-profit idea. Before founding a world-renowned company, He was a teacher, entrepreneur, and hedge fund analyst, and he was named one of Time magazine’s top 100 most Influential People in the World.

What is different about the Khan Academy?

You can take Khan Academy’s professionally taught courses absolutely free. Although there are some great courses, most of the company’s classes focus on more “academic” subjects such as maths, science, and the humanities. So hence our #4 pick of the day

5. Unacademy

Unacademy - Learning Platform
Unacademy – Learning Platform

Unacademy is one of the largest online learning platforms and It has almost every course materials available it has both free and paid services like an Unacademy plus for subscription-based services for their premium users and it is our #5 pick of the day.

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Few Tools for Remote work!

These are the few tools which are genuine and I generally recommend-

1. Slack

Slack - messaging remote work tool
Slack – messaging remote work tool

Slack is a messaging remote work tool with more 12m+ active users globally which makes us pick this tool at no.1 spot. With more than 120k paid users and it is trusted worldwide for its best services. Slack channels for instant messaging and collaboration. It will bring all your team communications in one place making managing remote employees a lot easy. Slack offers fully native apps that give you complete functionality. #1 pick of the day.

2. Hootsuite

Hootsuite - Social Media Management Platform
Hootsuite – Social Media Management Platform

Are you facing problems in handling your social media? Have you tried Hootsuite yet? Hootsuite helps you connect your social media accounts and interlink them with each other. It helps you plan, schedule, and post content at ease. It is almost the best in social media management, trusted by more than 18m+ customers and employees at over 80% of the Fortune 1000. What are you waiting for?. Grow your audience and build your network now. #2 Pick of the day

3. DropBox

Dropbox - Remote Workspace
Dropbox – Remote Workspace

Dropbox is a remote workspace that offers various features for managing remote employees. It has a strong API which makes it more powerful for remote collaborators. It can share big files such as PowerPoint, sketch, and media files which is not easy to share in an email which makes it an important tool to consider. Remote workers can easily sync, share, and collaborate. #3 pick of the day.

4. Discord

Working Online - Discord
Working Online – Discord

Discord is just like any other messaging and Voice over IP service, It allows users to send text messages and voice messages, voice calls and video calls, and most importantly live screen-sharing. Discord is commonly used by pro gamers, YouTubers, etc. It is ranked amongst the top 500 websites in the US. It makes it to #4 pick.

5. Canva

Graphic Design App/Website - Canva
Graphic Design App/Website – Canva

Canva is a graphic design platform that helps to create and integrate millions of images, fonts, templates, and illustrations. It has every design you need to build anything from social media posts, graphics, presentations, posters, and other content to a YT intro’. #5 Pick of the day.

“Keep calm and carry on.” “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” “Don’t worry, be happy.”

These kinds of phrases boost up our stamina and keep us motivated. I think this is the time to speak about coronavirus shutdowns and health and economic fears. One should keep calm and carry on and these are few tools you will need to get past these difficult times by either working or learning from home.