Tips from Students for More Effective Remote Learning

The National Deaf Center has collected a number of tips for being more effective learning remotely. These tips are those that students themselves have found helpful. The tips below can benefit any student.

  • Join an online deaf support group. There are several on Facebook!
  • Start a group with friends and/or classmates to motivate and support each other with being accountable to finish the term strong.
  • Manage your time well. Make sure your schedule has time for YOU, such as meditation, yoga, reading books, and exercise.
  • Use a Fitbit or similar device to remind you to get up and move.
  • Use blue light blocking glasses to help decrease eye strain. Be sure to schedule time away from electronics to decompress.
  • Set small, attainable goals and celebrate when you complete each one.
  • Make sure you get the sleep and nutrition you need.

For students who are D/HOH, in addition to the tips above, the NDC collection of tips includes specific tips on how to manage accommodations and communicating with instructors and the disability services office. To  review those tips, visit

An overarching theme of all the tips is that students will fare better if they make sure they communicate  with instructors, and others to make sure they have the information they need about course expectations, assignments and other elements of the course

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WINAHEAD is made up of representatives from thirty institutions. Our members are professionals employed by two- and four-year colleges and universities who work directly with students with disabilities to ensure equal access to higher education. WIN indicates the geographic area we represent: Western Iowa and Nebraska. AHEAD is our national parent organization, the Association on Higher Education and Disability.