Even though school is back in session, meaning students are back to going to face-to-face classes, there is still a wide market for online learners. Even before the pandemic, you can already acquire certifications from attending classes online offered by esteemed universities around the world such as Harvard University for instance. Google, Udemy, Coursera, and Skillshare are also among the top online teaching platforms where you can learn various skills from professionals and the top names in their respective industries.
The bottom line is you can learn anything from the Internet now. If there is any reason that you can’t attend school in person, you can always opt to enroll in online classes that are often cheaper and accessible anywhere you are.
Of course, you have to be equipped with the right equipment such as having your own laptop or computer at home. It can also help if you have your own tablet and mobile phone. You might consider buying noise-canceling headphones with a built-in microphone so that you can talk in your online classes and also focus during your study time. If you’re working on a desktop computer, you’d have to buy a web camera too in case your online professor asks you to turn your camera on. Having a designated study area in your bedroom or an extra room in your house is also ideal. If you’re having trouble studying on your own, there are already study sites where you can study with a stranger. Or if you’re not comfortable meeting strangers online, you can always ask your friends to have an online study session or you can go to the library or a nearby park.
After all these necessary equipment for your online schooling, if you have the money, consider investing in ergonomic furniture. You are paying for your education and you want to make the most out of it. Since you are studying from home where there are many distractions, you would want to equip yourself with tools that can boost your productivity and improve work efficiency. You want to be alert and ultra-focused in whatever you are studying. Ergonomic pieces such as a standing desk, an office chair, an under-desk bike, monitor mount, etc can help you conveniently shift from a standing to a sitting position at any point of the day. You can also improve your posture and protect your health from the dangers of prolonged sitting.
We’ve listed down some ergonomic pieces to help you with your online schooling.
As mentioned, standing desks can help you stay more focused and protect your health by allowing you to shift from a sitting to a standing position at any point of the day. This Kana Bamboo Standing Desk from FlexiSpot is eco-friendly with its use of a bamboo desktop, looks elegant, and uses lateral compression technology to retain that natural bamboo finish. It is free of moisture, insects, and scratches because the bamboo is coated with a water-resistant 2H lacquer. The standard height range of a Kana Bamboo Standing Desk is from 28” all the way up to 47.6” so it can cater to varying heights of people. Moreover, it features two keypad options: one that is basic with simple up and down buttons and one that is an advanced all-in-one keypad with three programmable presets.
Since you’d be subjected to long hours of sitting, you’d want to minimize any discomfort that may distract you from focusing on your studies. This ergonomic chair features a 3D lumbar support system, a 135-degree lounge tilt, and 4D adjustable armrests. The elegantly curved backrest will conform to the neck and spine that will providing the maximum headrest and lumbar support. The armrests are adjustable in four dimensions that contour effortlessly to the arms and elbows. It is made of Italian-imported chenille and K+R temperature-sensitive fiber that will provide maximum ventilation and the most delicate of fabrics. It also features the best-in-industry Samhongsa Class 4 Gas Lift which guarantees that this chair will be able to handle whatever you throw at it.
This desk companion can help you squeeze in a workout even though you are busy studying for an exam or finishing a paper. There will be days that you will feel unmotivated to study, especially in the afternoons when you just want to check your social media. You would really be thankful for a chair that can boost your energy at any time and also check off your workout requirement for the day. This FlexiSpot product has comfortable pedals that hardly make any noise during pedaling, meaning it can be used comfortably even while in meetings and having the other partner around the room. The bike features a calorie tracker to monitor your progress and a customizable cardio with adjustable resistance levels. The height of the seat can be adjusted according to one’s desire and the removable keyboard tray may be used as a desktop. It’s compact and reliable which FlexiSpot customers love. It will be easier as well to remain consistent with exercise because using this desk bike during any focused time doesn’t feel like a strenuous workout at all.
To instantly upgrade your workspace, you can use a standing desk converter. This standing desk converter comes with a removable keyboard tray and is great for laptops. The tray can be easily attached in one step, so it’s easy for your dad to decide whether he wants to use the desk riser with or without the keyboard tray. The desk is also designed with an 18.5'' wide U-shaped desktop cutout over the keyboard tray that will enable easy use of a 17'' laptop.
It has a straight-up-down operation so that you won’t have to worry about it taking up space or toppling forward. You may raise and lower the desk vertically which could save valuable space and also provide stabilization. You may change the height with just one arm and stabilize it at any point from 4.7”-19.7”. It can accommodate tall users, including people that are 6’5” in height. This also comes with a specially braced X-Lift structure that prevents drop and crash from a position even under full load—in this case, the weight capacity of the product is 33 pounds.