Online Study Tips to Start and Finish Online Courses

Online Study Tips to Start and Finish Online Courses

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We know the benefits of online learning. Especially when students or working professionals want to learn online courses, only 3% of the learners are completing their courses. Course completion percentage is very very less. If you want to join and finish any online course, use these study tips and learn effectively without any hassle.

how to learn online courses by digital john study tips

I learnt more than 25 online courses in the last 3 years. I enrolled and finished courses. I am sharing my course learning experience and study tips with you. Let’s begin

1. Study Schedule

It’s important to have a study schedule especially when we are enrolling in self-paced online courses. Because these courses won’t have any deadline to finish. Course instructors offer lifetime access which makes us lazy. Create a study plan like one month or 2-month plan to finish the course when the course instructor doesn’t provide you with the study schedule.

Create a schedule and follow it regularly, stick to the time-table

Choose a study space in your home/hostel with reliable Internet access

Have a Goal before joining any course.

For example:  If you are enrolling in any “social media marketing” course, your goal can be “To become Social Media Rockstar” after finishing the course

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2. Practice the Material

Usually, the course instructor provides you with the material, practice files, templates to practice. Practice this material after watching the lessons.

You can’t learn online courses without practising from your end. Just watching tutorials are not enough.

I recommend you to take notes while watching the lessons. This note helps you to check what you learnt, write doubts to reach the instructor for clarification

3. Study Hacks

Study hacks for learning online courses

A. Avoid distractions

These distractions include logging in to social media accounts, email and mobile phone notifications. To avoid these distractions, keep your mobile in flight mode, do not log in to your social media accounts or email account. Focus on learning the course.

B. Take breaks

Take short breaks while learning. I recommend you to take breaks from module to module or taking breaks after finishing one tutorial. So that you feel accomplished in your break.

Remember: Taking breaks increases your productivity and creativity

C. Reaching Instructors

While watching video tutorials, take notes and write all your doubts. Search and try to find a solution by yourself through Google search and fix it. If you are not able to understand even after searching on the internet, then reach the course instructor with your doubts. You can also ask your doubts by joining these digital marketing forums in India

4. Apply What You Learnt

Now you learnt the online course and practised the concepts on your own. This is time to think about how it can be applied in your job or in your personal blog. Few concepts may not be applied for your own blog, you need to decide what applies for what and WHEN in digital marketing.

For example, you learnt about email marketing automation in an online course, this can be applied to your blog by creating small automation and workflow in your email marketing software dashboard.

All the best for your online learning, Please share this article and comment your doubts on online learning under the comment section.

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Digital John is a Content Marketer in Digital Marketing. Also Digital Marketing Trainer,  Vernacular Blogger, YouTuber with qualified Management education in Marketing Specialization from Vanguard B-School. He won Best Digital Marketing Blogger in India Award in 2018 from Feedspot.


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