1. Maintain routines
Students have already had to adapt to new ways of learning. But this looks set to shift again in Fall, with a hybrid model of remote and campus learning proposed at many institutions.
The important thing to keep in mind is that a simple routine is key. Having set times to view recordings (where possible), study and review course materials is key to creating a sense of regularity and discipline during disruptive times.
2. Recreate a 'live feel'
Warding off divided attention and lost momentum is crucial for learning effectively at home. In fact, media multitasking (ie. switching between tasks or digital sources) leads to 8-10% poorer results on tests.* So while it might be tempting to break lectures down into smaller pieces, it’s important to view them without interruption.
- Melina R. Uncapher and Anthony D. Wagner, Minds and brains of media multitaskers: current findings and future directions, PNAS, Oct. 2018
3. Prime Glean for remote use
In 5 clicks, set Glean up to record audio directly from your browser. Simply click the drop down next to the record button and follow the prompts. You’ll now have a clean recording to go with your text notes and slides.
4. Use Glean to structure your learning
Let the class recording run alongside Glean, dropping in brief notes and highlights when a section comes up you’ll want to come back to.
By using Glean, students create an interactive scaffold of notes, structured around moments highlighted for review. Now, insights gained from class are held together in a simple, distraction-free structure, making it so much easier to find what you’re looking for when studying them later.
5. Maintain consistency across classes
Some classes might be live, others recorded. So it’s important to maintain a consistent note taking process to help you with organization. That’s why Glean can be so valuable for students with disabilities. It’s designed to be learned with virtually no training, and offers a consistency of process and organization that can be replicated in person or remotely, live or asynchronously.