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Module 4: Time Management in Online Learning Environments

Module 4: Time Management in Online Learning

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Module 4: Time Management in Online Learning

This module focuses on the importance of managing time in online learning environments by providing tools and tips to help you manage your academic, personal, and professional responsibilities.

Module 4: Introduction

Module 4: Time Management Challenges

Motivation

Time Constrains

Distractions

Trouble Prioritizing

Procrastination

Well-being

Time Wasters

Channels of Information

Challenges Keeping Up With Commitment in Online Learning Environments

— Steve Jobs

Deciding what NOT to do is as important as deciding what to do

Module 4: Managing Time Tools and Tips

Module 4: Managing Time Tools and Tips

Module 4: Managing Time Tools and Tips

Module 4: Managing Time Tools and Tips

Manage Time Recap

  • *Urgent tasks require immediate action.
  • *Important tasks have more significant and long-term consequences.
  • *Tasks that are both urgent and important should be done first.

Module 4: Managing Time Tools and Tips

Keep up to date with a calendar invite or planner

Check your calendar before you commit

Give yourself deadlines to stay ahead

Schedule time blocks in your calendar

Mark importtant and urgent task*

Module 2: Be Organized

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Knowledge Check

Question 1

Module 2: Online Student Success Toolkit: Stay Connected

Question 2

Module 2: Online Student Success Toolkit: Stay Connected

Question 3

Module 2: Online Student Success Toolkit: Stay Connected

Module 2: Online Student Success Toolkit: Be Organized

According to an article by Prem and his colleagues, _____________ can be defined as "a form of self-regulation failure characterized by the irrational delay of tasks despite potentially __________ consequences."1

negative

zero

positive

negative

procrastination

time

procrastination

management

1 Prem R, Scheel TE, Weigelt O, Hoffmann K and Korunka C (2018) Procrastination in Daily Working Life: A Diary Study on Within-Person Processes That Link Work Characteristics to Workplace Procrastination. Front. Psychol. 9:1087. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01087

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While online learning environments provide students with flexibility, they are also filled with many distractions that are absent when in a physical classroom. As a result, students are constantly tempted to engage in non-academic activities. Some of the most common distractions for students in online learning include household chores, electronic devices, social media, work, and family.

Distractions

Online learning environments allow students to manage their time effectively to complete assignments and study learning materials. The autonomy that students enjoy in online learning has numerous benefits. However, in some cases, it can adversely affect their organizational skills, as it can be challenging to determine which tasks are urgent and which are important.

Trouble Prioritizing

In today's scenario, communication has improved people's lives due to the accessibility of a constant flow of information across multiple media channels. However, online learners can become overwhelmed and experience stress and distraction due to abundant information intake. This overload can be caused by the continuous influx of messages and news through email, text, social media, learning platforms, TV, radio, and internet searches.

Multiple Channels of Information

Maintaining motivation can sometimes present a significant obstacle to achieving your goals. This is especially true in online learning environments where it can be easy to lose focus and become disengaged.

Motivation

Maintaining good health and wellbeing is crucial for effectively managing academic responsibilities and staying organized. Online students often face numerous tasks and may compromise on sleep, exercise, hydration, and healthy eating habits, leading to poor physical and mental health. Consequently, deteriorating overall wellbeing can result in a lack of energy and motivation to stay organized and perform optimally in online learning environments.

Health and Wellbeing

In today's multi-channel communication world, online streaming platforms and video games offer users a wide range of entertainment and an opportunity to stay informed on the latest events. These platforms are engaging and can provide a much-needed break from the busy academic workload. However, monitoring the time we spend on non-academic digital platforms is important, as excessive use can compromise the time we need to invest in our studies and academic commitments.

Time Wasters

Procrastination refers to the act of postponing or delaying important tasks until the very last moment before the deadline. According to an article by Prem and his colleagues, procrastination can be defined as "a form of self-regulation failure characterized by the irrational delay of tasks despite potentially negative consequences." 1

Procrastination

1 Prem R, Scheel TE, Weigelt O, Hoffmann K and Korunka C (2018) Procrastination in Daily Working Life: A Diary Study on Within-Person Processes That Link Work Characteristics to Workplace Procrastination. Front. Psychol. 9:1087. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01087

Time constraints are factors that limit projects in terms of time, including deadlines, workload management, and resource allocation.

Time Constraints