Help! Coronavirus Turned Me Into an Online Student

Abby Wilson is a member of the GoReact marketing team and a full-time college student. Like most students, her courses recently shifted online. We asked her to share her experience from a student’s perspective.

A few days ago, I became a full-time online student.

I wasn’t planning on finishing my last semester of college online. My cap and gown were ordered, hotel rooms were booked, and I was looking forward to celebrating graduation with family. 

But like so many others, my plans were disrupted. With the outbreak of coronavirus, I’ve transitioned online. Now I’m struggling to find the same level of engagement that comes from taking classes in-person. 

To all the wonderful instructors making the switch online, I’d like to offer a student’s perspective and feedback. From the short week I’ve spent as an online student, here are some online techniques I’ve found help maintain the high-level of engagement we’re all missing from our face-to-face courses. 

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