How to Be a Successful Online Learner
Thursday, September 2, 2021
11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
In this webinar, first-time and experienced online learners get practical advice on how to be a successful online learner from an experienced online professor and gain insight and perspective from a seasoned online learner.
Based on relevant psychological theory, you learn:
- Theoretical understanding of learning;
- The importance of your study space;
- How to manage distractions and procrastination;
- How to get the most out of your learning;
- The best use of down time, and;
- Tips and tricks on how to best prepare for learning on online.
Join Dr. Steve Joordens, a professor at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and University of Toronto Scarborough undergraduate student Nick Khabaz for an interactive one-hour conversation designed to prepare students to succeed in their online courses.
Dr. Steve Joordens, Experienced Online Professor and EdTech Developer
Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough, Director of the Advanced Learning Technologies Lab and Co-President & CEO of Cogneeto, a start-up company that specializes in creating pedagogically powerful online assessment tools.
Dr. Joordens teaches the very large (approximately 1,900 students) Introduction to Psychology class on campus and has extensive online experience. His more recent course on Coursera is Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19
As Director of the Advanced Learning Technologies Lab, Dr. Joordens leads the development and assessment of educational technologies to maximize efficacy and usability. The lab developed 3 educational technologies: peerScholar, mTuner and Digital Labcoat. The work performed by the lab was recognized by institutional, provincial and national level awards, with the resulting technologies in use globally.
Nick Khabaz, University of Toronto Scarborough Undergraduate with Online Learning Experience
Nick Khabaz is a 3rd year undergraduate student studying at the University of Toronto Scarborough, double majoring in Immunology, Molecular Biology and Disease & Neuroscience.
Nick is currently working with professors and students alike to better educate students on how to be successful in their academic careers and how to stay on track when it comes to learning online. Nick and his peers actively schedule one-on-one video calls with students, parents, and educators on how best to prepare for the online semester.