Why Reading Comprehension Is Vital for Distance Learning

COVID-19 has changed many things about the world, including the way we learn in a classroom environment. With distance learning, we have all had to adjust to some difficult circumstances, but certain aspects of education and classroom involvement remain a challenge for many students and professors. One such challenge is reading comprehension.

In this blog, we’ll discuss what reading comprehension is, as well as why it’s necessary for a global distance learning program like the one offered here at Global University.

What Is Reading Comprehension?

Reading comprehension is the ability to read, process, and recall what you are reading. When you can comprehend what you’re reading, you are able to digest key takeaways from the author’s text. Reading comprehension requires both knowledge of the language that’s being used, as well as the ability to comprehend that language.

What Are the Benefits of Reading Comprehension for Distance Learning?

Although reading comprehension is a necessary skill for students in all types of classrooms (remote or in-person), it’s especially advantageous and necessary for Global University students.

Global’s self-paced distance learning is designed to provide flexibility for all types of students with various interests, goals, and life circumstances. 

Reading comprehension is absolutely essential for this type of program for the following reasons:

  • It will improve students’ overall enjoyment of reading and learning.
  • It will increase students’ knowledge of the subject matter.
  • Students will more fully understand important biblical lessons, stories, and theological arguments.
  • Students will have more feedback and questions regarding reading assignments, which will lead to growth on an individual and spiritual level.

Tips to Improve Reading Comprehension

Students with poor reading comprehension skills can work to improve by implementing the following tips:

  • Continue reading to improve your vocabulary.
  • Seek to identify the main idea of the text you’re reading.
  • Use context clues to pull out the meaning of a text if you’re struggling.
  • Write down a list of questions you have about a reading assignment.
  • Take your time and when you’re done reading, write a summary of what you just read.

Distance Learning at Global University

At Global University, our goal for students is to fully understand and grasp the meaning behind the biblical texts, commentaries, and other works written by knowledgeable and trustworthy theologians. Our distance learning program is designed to provide intentional support and guidance as students progress through their program. If you’d like to learn more about Global University and our distance learning network that spans over 150 countries, contact us today for more details.