- Adaptation. Consciously take the time to adapt to the new circumstances and consider the resources you have to handle this.
- Conscious use of time. What supports learning at the university is making a schedule that takes into account your daily learning activities as well as your regular everyday activities (work, family life, shopping, etc.).
- Self-guidance. The resources that help the student study are within the students. Finding and using them is supported by an acknowledgment of your self-guidance – you and your learning are important and as a learner, you guide this process yourself. Lecturers support and value the responsibility you take for your own learning.
- Responsibility and decisiveness. Be brave enough to share and discuss with your lecturers and co-learners the available solutions in the changed circumstances and express the kind of solutions you require.
- Problems and solution orientation. The opportunity to tie learning tasks with real-life events is great in circumstances where everything around us is constantly changing. You are in this exact circumstance right now; use it to find creative solutions.
- Belonging and involvement. Interpersonal skills assist in finding and maintaining a common as well as a learning community. The best way to learn is to keep all parties (learners as well as lecturers) on the same page. Learning and teaching should be thought of as a collaborative process where both parties have the opportunity and responsibility to create a joint learning space using all suitable opportunities. In a shared social, mental and digital learning space, it is important to focus on everyday experiences and activities. Share everyday events with your co-learners and support newly emerged roles.
- Identity development. Constantly changing learning circumstances offer you the opportunity to notice and develop your identity as a learner. Take notes, keep a learning journal, analyze your learning and recognize your development as a leaner. All of this will be important in your future career.
- Valuing new learning environments. Value opportunities given to you by new environments. The extensive use of e-learning is an opportunity to discover exciting environments and new solutions for future learning.
Wishing you good health and good learning
Katrin Karu, Halliki Põlda, Gertha Teidla-Kunitsõn