You can make your own schedule within the confines of the conference, watch at your own pace, watch all the presentations without having to "divide and conquer" with spouse and friends, save money. When you're attending an online class, it can free up time for you focus on your family instead of traveling. But online conferences aren't all fun and games - without proper discipline, the convenience can quickly become panic.
If you're not familiar with the way online conferences work, it's pretty easy for them to sneak up on you and suddenly your plans to watch and learn or save money look more like mistakes.
But there are some steps you can take to avoid these nightmare-like scenarios and save yourself from sitting up in bed in the middle of the night, remembering that you haven't logged in to your conference and missed it.
First, pat yourself on your back you have already begun looking for tools to help you tackle your conference by reading this far. :) Tell yourself you CAN do it and use these survival tips:
Here are a few APP suggestions that could help you in your experience:
No matter how much you want to finish your work, Facebook will always sound better. If you lack self-control, there is literally an app for that. You can add certain sites to a “blacklist” for a designated period, during which time you won’t be able to access them. WARNING: Consider this a last resort. If you finish early, you won’t regain access to your blacklist during the time you indicated, and there’s no way around it. Not even uninstalling the app. Not even restarting your computer.
There’s a good chance you have a busy life in addition to your online courses. To-do lists are probably the only way to keep your peace of mind. Any.do is a great way to take your list obsession to the next level. Organize your lists by category time, date, and location. If you’re not a list person, Any.do does a good job of turning you into one with the daily Any.do moment.
Hi, we're Thom & Tresta, the interviewers for this conference. Here are some of our experiences and thoughts.