For studying properly time management skills are very necessary for the students. It doesn’t matter if it is about offline or online learning. Students need to organize their whole day schedule for their proper studying and learning, especially when it is online learning. Time management means to organize the same 24 hrs time in a way that it may result in the most productive and beneficial time. People work more efficiently when they manage their time and work accordingly. As every human being inherits a different personality hence time management for each person will be differ according to his own life and external factors affecting it. Time management for online students is essential to manage their academic tasks along with daily personal routine. A proper time management by online students brings health and keeps health and mind in a sound state so that they can enjoy their life and studies as well. This all works in a good way if it is performed on time. A student can use different time management skills. It requires practice in habit then only one can manage time. Student can find out the productive hour of his/her day when he/she can use his/her skills in a very productive manner. Students have to take responsibility for the plan of action they are preparing regarding time management for their online courses and also have to keep an eye on how you plan according to your capacity. Even ERP for school and software for school management also advocate that students must learn the art of managing their time in order to succeed in their online learning.
Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day so it is not about how much you have instead it is all about how well you manage those 24 hrs. Sometimes for working students it becomes a real challenge to learn online, do a full-time job, take care of family and be good at online learning but if they succeed in good time management then it becomes very beneficial for them. Effective time management not only makes a student more productive in work but also effective in personal life. The best way to do it is to plan ahead. That means to plan in advance for the next day. First of all students should plan their jobs and their timings and after that they should plan for their assignments, project work and all the work they have been assigned to accomplish. Also, students should plan their study work online on a weekly basis.
According to ERP for school and software for school management students who have to study online they should never multitask because this destroys their focus and concentration and decreases the productivity level. Students should arrange their tasks in order of importance and then accomplish them one by one according to priority. One should concentrate on what is in the present instead of planning too far ahead. To manage time for online studies just like ground and offline studies students need to make their own virtual office where they can organize all the necessary equipment like high-speed internet, sound proof earphone which can assist to hear the tutor clearly and block extra noises from outside, sitting a right chair at 90 degrees with a comfortable having desktop or laptop set at right angle for vision. Mostly the things which waste the time of the students are distractions. So, it is necessary for the students to manage the distractions. Distractions like social media accounts and websites, noise around the study station of people chattering, high volume music, tablet and TV, all such distractions should be avoided while completing the online studying so that online lectures can be listened to clearly. Students should do everything to manage the time and schedule for the online learning and along with that it is also necessary that after so much hard work and efforts students should appreciate themselves and reward their efforts such as if a student works in an assignment for several weeks in a row, then he or she should take a day as week off to relax and give rest to the mind and body.
Enrolling in an online degree program or course is not a big deal but managing time for that along with all the responsibilities is a big deal and students should manage them in order to succeed in online learning too.