The Berkeley Student Learning Center gives in their website an interesting overview of different Study and Success Strategies. One of the strategies described is focused on the question How to counteract procrastination.
Procrastination (Wikipedia): ” is the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished.[1] It is the practice of doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, or carrying out less urgent tasks instead of more urgent ones, thus putting off impending tasks to a later time. Sometimes, procrastination takes place until the “last-minute” before a deadline. ” Read More →

Taking Your First Online Course? Here’s Some Advice Tom Moyer, Published on June 28, 2016 on Linkedin

Many students that are new to online learning find the transition to be difficult.  Switching from an onsite environment to a virtual one is a big adjustment.  Communication is electronic rather than face-to-face, written messages replace the spoken word, and there’s no human presence – no one to hear, see and stand next to.  Your only gateway to the course is through an e-device.  It’s like landing and then living on another planet. Read More →

Brain Hacking 302 – Active Learning: How To Take Awesome Notes & Learn. By Oskar Cymerman | @focus2achieve | BAm! Radio Network EdWords Blogger

Notes… You can take them by hand on paper or you can use a device and take them digitally. There’s recent research that finds taking notes by hand leads to improved memory while learning and better test performance. This is because the pen/pencil users tend to paraphrase more, while the laptop users copy notes verbatim being able to type fast enough to keep up with the lecture. Read More →

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The successful transition of students into higher education is now generally regarded as a longer, more complex process than ‘induction’. This has received some criticism (Longden 2006) but has also been found to be beneficial in, for example, the case of institutions recognised as performing well in the retention of students from lower socio-economic groups (Yorke and Thomas 2003). We have found it useful to define our terms so that ‘induction’ (‘first-contact’ during week one) forms part of the overall ‘transition’ strategy, which we see as the longer process of acclimatisation during the first year. Read More →