Remote learning can be collaborative and social


A well-designed distance learning can be collaborative and social. Digitized training has a different pace and often sets different types of responsibilities than classroom training. One efficient and flexible way to organize distance learning is to study the theory independently and to dedicate shared time for discussing and for applying what has been learned.

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  • Regular online-meetings or phone calls to discuss what has been learned and to share the challenges encountered may provide substantial support for progressing in work. Prescheduled checkpoints often help to schedule the tasks too.
  • Peer reviews for online assignments are often engaging and give new perspectives to the topic. People tend to be interested to hear how others see their thoughts and find peer reviews motivating.
  • In online courses, readily given topics for discussions encourage the participants to share their thoughts and to learn new viewpoints on the subject.
  • Most people value personal feedback. It is often a good idea to dedicate a moment to give some for the course participants in a call or in writing.

Distance learning often requires a more self-oriented approach to the work. This is one of the reasons why guidance from others can be valuable in distance learning.

In which tasks or issues you find the support from others most valuable?

What kind of regular practices your team could have to support each other in learning?