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What are Do’s and Don’ts in E-learning for Science Students

Adapting to the new norm of education and teaching style

Admidst this pandemic, traditional classroom learning has become almost impossible and for young kids this would not happen for quite some time until there is official announcement that the world is freed from the virus. Over the past year, teachers have realised that many things can be done using the internet to make learning interesting and engaging.

Being in control of your own motivation doesn’t mean that eLearning should be a grueling challenge in self-discipline, though. You simply might need to adjust your strategy a bit. For a successful eLearning journey, there are some basic eLearning dos and don’ts that will ensure you get the very best from your effort and motivation.

For young students, especially primary school kids who are just learning to adapt to this form of learning online, they may not be sure of what should and can be done. In this situation, parents need to step in and guide (not spoon feed answers) do that this does not seem any more challenging than it actually is.

The Dos…


The biggest drawback of online learning is that it can be difficult for children to sit at one place and listen carefully through the session. In classroom setting, when the teacher is physically present, it is a compulsion for children remain at one place and listen.

Being an eLearner can feel isolating at times. Rather than interacting face to face with fellow students and speaking directly to your instructor for help, the online learner might find themselves feeling a little lonely. This is normal with an online setting, but it doesn’t mean there aren’t other ways for you to communicate with others.

With online communication, it’s important to understand people might misconstrue what you said, no matter how carefully you composed it. Be aware of how you use class discussion boards, whether to ask a question to the group or make a point about a learning topic.

When it comes to online classes at the convenience of home, students may be much more relaxed and that would lead to poor performance if they are not serious about their studies.


Science tuition has become a necessity in general as education system has stepped up its difficulty level and the guidance from school is not sufficient for students to follow and catch up with the rigour.

Science home tutors in Singapore are well-trained and they keep themselves up-to-date with the changes in education policies and syllabus which allows them to provide the best guidance for students to excel in Science at a rapid rate.

Instead of being in denial or waiting to miracles to happen, students need to take the initiative to ask for help and accept that they need to do some extra work to excel in the subject. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness; it is a testament to one’s strength.

The Don’ts…


Students do not consciously make an effort to understand their learning methods and study process. This makes them ineffective learners, unfortunately. It is important to understand your learning preferences and work around that framework. 

Science students need to study smart by breaking down their thought process, realising their strengths and weaknesses and this will then give them the clarity to come up with the right study strategies to follow.


Students have to take initiative by themselves to search for answers to questions they don’t know and they need to continue taking the necessary steps to progress somehow. When it comes to e-learning, students take ownership for their own learning and no one will be there to molly-coddle.

Procrastination may be one of the deadly sins of online learning. Make an effort to set times to talk and work with other students, set goals for your projects, and stay up to date with readings and other work. You wouldn’t want to wait for someone else, so don’t make them wait for you.

With these dos and don’ts in mind, you’ll be ready to succeed in your online courses and achieve your educational goals.

In school, students may be dependent on teachers and peers to understand concepts but in online learning, their physical absence makes the one-to-one interaction impossible and students need to adapt to become independent learners one way or another.

All that this takes is a little patience, discipline and effort!

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