6 Things to keep in mind when attending online lectures


Online lectures are the future of learning. Accelerated by current circumstances, these lectures can be an adjustment initially, for both you and the teachers. 


To help you out, we have put together six simple video etiquette tips for a fun online learning experience. 


Mute yourself if you experience unavoidable background noise 

There might be things in your surroundings, like clanging vessels, which can be disturbing for your peers and teachers. If you are experiencing such a disturbance at home, mute yourself beforehand.


Always have your Video on unless told otherwise

To make the class engaging and interactive, keep your video on at all times. You don’t want your teacher to be talking to a blank screen. Only switch off the video if your teacher specifically asks you to do so. 


Keep a book and pen handy to take notes 

Although the medium of learning is different, the experience remains the same. Make sure to keep your book and pen by your side to jot down important notes while your teacher is speaking. 


Avoid acronyms and slang words 

Do not use acronyms and slang words in the lecture. Speak respectfully. Maintain the same decorum that you would in the physical classroom. 


Always be on time

Use the online platform to your advantage. Join the waiting room of the lecture a few minutes before it starts. It will help you get in the mind frame for the lecture, enabling you to grasp concepts faster.


Participate and asks questions

Engage, ask questions, and raise queries like you would in a physical classroom. Keep the nature of the platform in mind. Do not interrupt someone when they are speaking.


Implement these tips in your next online lecture, and experience the joy of online learning.

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