It is February! Here is some exciting news from the Chapman Learning Commons.
Before we go on to the gist of our post, here is the first exciting piece of news for February: Term 2 reading week for most faculties is February 15 – 19 (all days inclusive).
Wait, there is more exciting news; the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC) will stay open for the entirety of the reading week! See our updated hours here. What better place to put the “read” in reading week? Here are some resources available at IKBLC to make the month of February more exciting:
Adjusting to online classes or preparing for online midterms?
Also, our Online Assistants are available to provide help with midterm exam preparation, technologies (Canvas, Zoom etc.) and academic support, over email and video chat up to 1 hour before your exam.
If you need technical support, drop in to our virtual office (chat or video call from 9am to 4pm PST, Monday to Friday), email us to book a short live consultation, or fill out this form.
How do I make the best use of reading week?
As learners, the reading week presents a unique opportunity to catch up on class related and non-class related activities. To help spice up the reading week, we are putting together a list of “Reading Week Must-Reads”! Watch out for this on our blog.
If you are looking for a cool spot on campus to read and make the best use of the reading week, you can book a study space at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Yes, it is absolutely free!
Also, if you desire to use the reading week to write that paper, thesis, assignment or other personal work, we have you covered too. Consult our resources on Academic Integrity and Citations to learn about citations and crediting others for their work. There is also Writing Support provided by the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication.
WORKSHOPS COMING SOON
Time Management When Learning Online
With online learning, some of us are taking classes that have both asynchronous (on our own time) and synchronous (“live”) learning elements. In this session you will learn how to separate your “work space” from your “home space” when you can’t physically come and go from class. You will also get tips on time management as a remote learner to set you up for success when taking classes online.
February 4th, 2021, 4:00PM – 5:00PM PST – Register Here
Online Communication Skills
As online learners, we constantly communicate with others using a variety of platforms. Which platforms are best suited to different types of communication? How might you engage effectively online with a professor, a classmate, or a colleague? This session helps you build your communication confidence by considering best practices and recommendations when communicating online, using a variety of methods- from email, to instant messaging, to video chat.
February 11th, 2021, 4:00PM – 5:00PM PST – Register Here
For more workshops from Chapman Learning Commons, click here.
From Your Peers
Our blog compiles experiences, perspectives, and valuable advice from our student staff team! Here are some highlights:
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