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Digital platforms for online learning

We’re currently living in a time where our daily routines have to be adjusted to fit the ‘new normal’. Our lives now depend on the digital world more than ever and it’s extremely important that we make use of what’s available to us to provide us with better learning opportunities.

With the list of platforms we have provided, you’ll be happy to know that studying or online learning does not have to be boring or lonely.

  1. YouTube

YouTube has been around for 15 years and it is one of the most trusted platforms people resort to when they want to find a tutorial for almost anything. Not only is this platform great for DIYs and tutorials but there is an abundance of educational material found on YouTube on almost any topic you can think of. Make your way to the search button, type in your topic and be amazed!

  1. WhatsApp

Yes, good old WhatsApp! This platform is simple, easy and efficient. With instant messaging and video calls at the touch of a button, what more could you ask for? For those of you who prefer group study sessions, WhatsApp is the best app for you as you can host a study group of at least 4 people on video call.

  1. Zoom

Zoom is something new that has been introduced to us during lockdown, and boy, have we been making use of this platform a lot! This is a tool for video and audio conferencing, chats and webinars. The great thing about this platform is that you can host unlimited one-on-one meetings and the free plan allows you to host 100 participants. Zoom can be downloaded on your laptop or smartphone, which is great and super convenient. Visit the Zoom website at https://zoom.us/ to get started.

  1. Microsoft Teams

This platform is often used for communication and collaboration, as well as document sharing, online meetings, teams chat and many more. It’s not the most common platform used amongst students but if you’re keen on giving it a try, let us know your experience in the comments section below.

  1. Trello

Adapting to learning from home can be difficult in terms of keeping track of your progress and tasks that need to be completed. Trello, an online board will ensure that you complete your tasks through a board separated by cards. All you need to do is insert the information that is relevant to you. While Trello is often used as a project management tool, you can make it your own for studying purposes.

We hope these online platforms will help you with learning from home and let us know which platform you use the most in the comments section below.

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