Here are some tips for getting ready to learn remotely.
In order to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, all classes at Occidental College will be taught remotely beginning on March 23, 2020. Teaching will continue through the last day of classes, April 28, as scheduled. Final exams will also occur remotely. We understand that this transition poses extraordinary challenges, and the college is committed to providing resources to support you through it.
Please help your faculty members, ITS, Library and CDLA test out online tools and give your honest and clear feedback. You can always reach out to email@example.com for any support you need regarding remote learning.
Establish boundaries on your time and space
One of the primary challenges in the shift to remote work is establishing new routines and creating intentional boundaries between focused work and other life activities, such as rest, socializing and play.
Identify a dedicated workspace that allows you to concentrate and feel alert. Communicate your needs about that space to friends and family. If a dedicated space isn’t feasible, think about what you can do to set intentions on your use of the space by making physical changes. For example, make the bed before working on it, or clear technology off the kitchen table when you are eating.
Keep a calendar or planner to help you remember when to engage with your learning and to know when you can relax.
Be mindful, when sharing video or audio, how you present to your professor and peers as a learner and what you are presenting to them in the background.