Whether you identify as an introvert or an extrovert, there are strategies you can use to make online learning easier.
The terms "introversion" and "extroversion" were first popularized in the 1920s by psychiatrist Carl Jung. Without diving too deep into personality theory, these traits essentially refer to the way people "recharge" their energy levels. Introverts gain energy from being alone, while extroverts gain energy from being with others.
These personality traits can often lead to different learning styles in the classroom. However, COVID-19 has turned the traditional classroom upside down.
With colleges and universities across the country turning to online education in the face of the pandemic, introverted and extroverted students alike must adapt to the change. We're here to help both introverts and extroverts learn the best ways to study in college.
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Virtual learning was a growing trend long before COVID-19 began sweeping the globe, and with some colleges suspending in-person classes for the foreseeable future, an increasing number of students can expect to attend class online.
Extroverts and introverts face different academic and social challenges in the online classroom. It's important to know what category best fits you and how to use your natural inclinations to your advantage. Armed with these tips, students can adapt their different learning styles for successful class participation, studying, and peer interaction in a virtual environment.
It's also helpful to find peers who are the opposite learning style from you and learn from them. Extroverts can help introverts build confidence and speak up in class, while introverts can help extroverts focus during study groups. Peer support can help you succeed both in your online courses and in your career after graduation.