Tools That Will Make Online Learning Easier

Jun 10, 2013 | 6:00 am
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When you’re in an online study program, your study needs are going to be a bit different from a traditional classroom setting. For one, you won’t be in a classroom. You may not have instant access to help, and you may find that you need to use your own reference materials. While this may seem like a barrier at first, there are plenty of free online resources at your disposal. In addition, any effort expended locating these resources is far outweighed by the convenience of online learning.

To help your educational experience, consider the following resources:

Study anywhere with a tablet, laptop or even a smartphone.

Sometimes you don’t want to be chained to a desk to learn. Maybe you want to go to the local library, study outside or even fit in your studying between work. Having some type of mobile device that lets you study anywhere can help you fit in studying when it works best for you. Whether it’s taking a test at local coffeehouse or watching a lecture in bed, when you are able to study whenever the mood strikes, you’ll be able to make more efficient use of your time.

Use free online resources.

You won’t have a school library to look up information, but you do have the entire Internet. Online learning has become quite prevalent over the years. Because of this, there are a number of online resources dedicated to education. Here are a few you should probably have bookmarked:

Use great educational apps to help study.

There are a ton of great apps that will help you stay organized and keep focused. Here are a few you might want to try out:

  • Evernote – Great for note taking, reminders and saving websites.
  • iHomework – Manage all of your school-related tasks with this app that works on all Apple devices.
  • SparkNotes – Complete study guides on a variety of topics to help you study.
  • Wunderlist – A todo app that works on your computer or your mobile device so you always know what’s going on.
  • STUDYBLUE – Create online flashcards that can be accessed on your computer or your mobile device.
  • Google Drive – Have access to word processing and spreadsheets on every device.

In today’s technology-focused world, studying online has become easier than ever. If you’re ready to take the plunge and get your online high school diploma, take a few minutes and talk to an adviser about your best options by calling 888-993-9566, or fill out the form above.