08. April 2020

5 Expertentipps zur schnellen Anpassung an das Online-Studium

Ehrliche und praxiserprobte Ratschläge von unseren erfahrenen Online-Studierenden

In unseren Studiengängen Betriebswirtschaft Online (Bachelor), Business Administration Online (Bachelor) und Corporate Governance & Finance Online (Master) sind die Studierenden das Online-Studium gewohnt. Sie haben sich bewusst für einen Studiengang entschieden, der die Teilnahme an Online-Vorlesungen über Konferenztools, die Abgabe von Aufgaben über das Online-Lernmanagement-System und die Kommunikation mit Mitstudierenden, Lehrenden und dem Department über digitale Tools mit sich bringt.

Aufgrund der aktuellen Situation sind viele andere Studierende und Lehrende gleichermaßen dazu gezwungen, die Lehrveranstaltungen online fortzusetzen. Um Studierenden zu helfen, die mit diesen Online-Lernformen noch nicht so vertraut sind, haben unsere Online-Bachelorstudierenden eine Liste mit sehr ehrlichen und praxiserprobten Tipps und Tricks zusammengestellt, wie andere Studierende das Beste aus dem Online-Lernen machen können. Ein großes Dankeschön an alle unsere Studierenden, die ihre Erfahrung mit uns geteilt haben. 

Die Tipps wurden in der Lehrveranstaltung „Business Communication I“ gesammelt, weshalb sie in englischer Sprache verfasst sind.


Die Tipps wurden in der Lehrveranstaltung „Business Communication I“ gesammelt, weshalb sie in englischer Sprache verfasst sind.


5 tips for participating in MCI WEBINARS

  • Have a defined workspace. Have a quiet place to join MCI WEBINARS as this makes focusing easier.
  • Try to avoid private conversations during your MCI WEBINARS or working hours. Also, try to avoid all other things that might distract you (no smartphone or social media/news checking). This will work best if your study/working spot is in a quiet room with a door that can be closed as well. 
  • Participate actively and join the conversations in the MCI WEBINARS. This helps you to focus on the topics.
  • Take notes and write down keywords during MCI WEBINARS. Stick to your usual note-taking system to have some form of consistency.
  • Get up during breaks and go away from your computer to drink water or do an exercise.


10 tips for organizing your online studies and managing time

  • Create a daily agenda and set realistic goals for every day. If you have kids, forget the idea that you can be equally productive as in your office.
  • Get ready in the morning. Stick to your usual daily routine, despite home office or online studies. Get dressed like you would leave the house and get rid of your PJs. This will make you work more efficiently and you'll be able to concentrate better.
  • Create rituals, e.g. listen to the same music while studying (for example, concentration music on YouTube).
  • Take enough breaks, it is exhausting to look at the screen all day. Also, look outside once in a while so your eyes can get some rest.
  • Sitting in front of a screen for several hours will also impact your health. Therefore, it is important to drink enough water, stretch in between and move around, but also to have a good spot for your studies or work, taking ergonomics into consideration. 
  • Separate the space you work in and the area to chill in. When you take a break, go away from the desk and allow yourself to move your thoughts somewhere else.
  • Write a to-do list. It's simple but also motivating when you can tick off tasks on your agenda.
  • Make use of time management methods like the Pomodoro technique.
  • Plan for the unplanned. Start early enough and finish tasks beforehand, so that in case of unpredictable circumstances, you are able to hand in assignments in time.
  • Mix digital and analogue learning strategies. Sometimes, you should print out the texts or even write summaries with pen and paper. This can help a lot to remember things better.