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VCC students share their online learning experiences

Posted on July 23, 2020

Most classes in Spring/Summer 2020 have transitioned to online delivery or remote learning due to COVID-19. We are very proud of our international students as they managed to study from their home and continue their learning journey during this uncertain time. Check out some social media posts from our students sharing their learning-from-home experiences. Here are also some tips for online learning.


Students posts their Online learning experiences on VCC's Instagram page.


1. Organize your agenda

Having a calendar with your day planned can help you organize everything you have to do and avoid procrastination. A paper journal to write on, Google calendar, or a mobile app calendar can come handy when you're trying to find time to work on your assignments, prepare presentations, have coffee dates with some friends, and watch a movie!


2. Avoid multitasking

Focusing on one thing at a time is the key to have your tasks done without feeling overwhelmed. Consider following the pomodoro technique by focusing on your tasks for 25 minutes, followed by a 5 minute break. Remember to take breaks between your tasks, by listening to your favourite music, practicing mindful meditation, doing some stretches, or finding other ways to relax and renew your energy.


3. Participate, focus and review

Attend classes, ask questions, participate in discussions, connect with your classments, and always plan to log in a few minutes before classes begin. Avoid distractions during this time by turning your phone off and closing all the tabs on your browser that are not related to what you are learning. Set dedicated time to work on your assignments. Review class recordings if available. 



Students posts their Online learning experiences on VCC's Instagram page.


4. Stay connected with others

Communicate with your classmates, work together on assignments and projects, and find time to study together. Check in on your classmates and provide support if necessary. Build relationships and enjoy this learning journey together!

Stay connected with your friends and family - they are your support network! Take a break and call or email them to share how your day goes. You will be amazed how we can utilize technology to stay connected with our loved ones, even though we cannot see one another in person!


5. Access VCC support and services

Stay connected with us. You are not alone in this online learning journey!

VCC International Student Advisors meet with students virtually every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm. Click here for more details. You can also reach us by email at

Follow us on Social Media! Our Instagram is a great place to see how other students are doing while #studyingathome. We also share a lot of information about events happening online and in Vancouver on our Facebook Group.


"We are in this together – and we will get through this, together."

António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations



Students posts their Online learning experiences on VCC's Instagram page.