One can have many tasks to complete on a daily basis. And that requires a planning to take actions and prepares for tasks one at the time. As a father of two kids and full time employee and student, it is hard to keep up with responsibilities; however, a daily calendar review is very helpful for the organization and time management. Indeed, communication is an important tool to execute tasks and take daily plan to the next level. In online education, students can set their schedule that fit to their personal life and that is a major benefit of online education. Organization, time management, and effective communication are key element to online learning.
The first step in organizing anything in one’s life is to develop a personal organization. When one takes the time to organize his or her personal life, all of those other disorganized things that are related seem to start falling right into place. A study about time ...view middle of the document...
The flexibility in an online learning is another advantage that allow student to choose a personal schedule that fit to their daily schedule. For example, a full time employee can choose to study after work instead of quitting his or her job, online learning must be taken as an advantage that student have to take advantage of it. Unlike traditional learning where student have to be in class in a normal schedule during the day. An online student has the option to choose at what time to study.
Online communication can be effective if individuals understand that virtual communication must be clear and precise to reach the goal of individuals. For example in an online learning, many aspect of face-to-face communication are missing such as body language and clues that come with it. Individuals have to be more aware that any miscommunication can lead to a crisis, such as confrontation or disagreement. The understanding of culture , for example, at the organizational level could help individuals be more aware of culture as another aspect of communication. communication of respect has been established as a significant dimension of cross-cultural communication competence. several noteworthy studies devoted to the differences in respectful communication across cultures (Mackenzie & Wallace, 2011)
One should avoid stressful time to be more productive in online learning. Unlike traditional learning where student have to be in class in a normal schedule during the day. Online students have to put more efforts to understand the objectives of their class, especially when the class requires more research and writing. Indeed, communication is important for online students because it must be more precise and efficient that students have to complete most of their tasks in an online environment.
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