5 Ergonomic Accessories Designed for Distance Learning

Distance learning is now serving more and more students in the world. It is observed that this kind of learning becomes more convenient and effective since technology becomes the main partner. Students can study and learn from home, which is another advantage because they can feel more secure and flexible with their schedules.


An article posted in the World Economic Forum discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic had changed the education system all over the world. It mentioned that this pandemic has resulted in various shutdowns. As a result, the education system significantly changed. E-learning (also known as online learning and distance learning) shows a distinctive rise.


The same article also stated the following:

"Even before COVID-19, there was already high growth and adoption in education technology, with global edtech investments reaching US$18.66 billion in 2019 and the overall market for online education projected to reach $350 Billion by 2025. Whether it is language apps, virtual tutoring, video conferencing tools, or online learning software, there has been a significant surge in usage since COVID-19."


However, there are also some challenges that students can experience with distance learning. It was supported by the information given to OECD data:

"There are, however, challenges to overcome. Some students without reliable internet access and/or technology struggle to participate in digital learning; this gap is seen across countries and between income brackets within countries. For example, whilst 95% of students in Switzerland, Norway, and Austria have a computer to use for their schoolwork, only 34% in Indonesia do."


Challenges are a normal part of learning, both in traditional and online methods. However, the impact of these challenges can be solved with the help of some ergonomic accessories.


#1 Desk Converters

Do you want to study while keeping yourself free from the dangers of sitting? It's possible with the help of desk converters. You will just need to attach a desk converter to your existing desk, adjust it to the proper height, and put your laptop or desktop monitor. It's convenient to use, affordable, and a space-saver.

AnthroDesk offers various types of desk converters to make your distance learning experience a whole lot better. Included in its wide range of high-quality desk converters are the following:

ErgoSpring Standing Desk Converter

Laptop Stand with Adjustable Folding Ergonomic Design Stand for Ultrabook, Tablet and Notebook

Sliding Standing Desk Converter

Sliding Standing Desk Converter

ErgoSpring Standing Desk Converter


#2 Ergonomic Vertical Mouse

Indeed, you will be spending a lot of time on the computer while doing your online class. This makes you prone to acquiring strain and musculoskeletal disorders. To prevent all these, you should consider using an ergonomic vertical mouse. It can help you to work while allowing your arm to be in its natural position. It also utilized a tempered ABS material that makes this ergonomic accessory more durable compared to a traditional mouse. You can browse for research and work on your project more comfortably using an ergonomic mouse.

AnthroDesk provides two types of vertical mouse: wired and wireless. Both offer the same features to help you work more efficiently. However, if you want to be free from the clutter on your desk, you may choose the wireless vertical mouse.


#3 Monitor Mounts

Are you having difficulty viewing your computer monitor? This may be because of the improper positioning of your computer screen. If it's too high or too low, you may experience headaches or eyesight problems. Not only that, but you may also be susceptible to having neck pain and back problems. To solve those kinds of issues, you should use monitor mounts. These monitor mounts will help to properly set up and position the computer screen with the proper height.

AnthroDesk offers the following monitor mounts:

Heavy Duty Triple Monitor Mount for LED/LCD Monitors

Position your monitors correctly for ergonomic advantages. Enhance your viewing comfort, help lessen issues with your back, eye, and neck. Have a more comfortable and ergonomic viewing experience. These heavy-duty triple monitor mounts for LCD and LED monitors are ideal for a lot of desks with adjustable clamp height.

Standard Dual Monitor Mount

AnthroDesk's standard dual monitor mount is also perfect for desks with adjustable clamp height (with at least 1" in thickness). It provides cable management features for cables and routes located under its arm and down the pole. This is great because it makes your desk tidy and free from clutter. This is an oversized, durable mount designed to fit ALL sizes of monitors, including 13-32 inches, provided that they are VESA compatible.

Deluxe Gas Spring Dual Monitor Stand

This deluxe dual monitor mount comes with a gas-assisted spring that is adjustable. It lets you customize the tilt, height, and angle to achieve optimum productivity and health while sitting or standing on your standing desk. This is also a monitor mount that can be very helpful to alleviate pain and strain on the eye, back and neck.


#4 Ergonomic High-Back Office Chair

Studying online may require you to sit for several hours. Although you can take a break, it will still be very helpful to use an ergonomic chair. It is an effective way to reduce the adverse effects of prolonged sitting on your health. An ergonomic chair should have the correct balance for better support and comfort. AnthroDesk's high-back ergonomic chair provides fully-adjustable components making the chair ideal for sitting even for several hours. It allows you to move your head, neck and arms with full support. It also has a mesh backrest to let you stay relaxed and comfortable while seated.


#5 Desktop Power Station

Do you want to get rid of the hassle of charging your phone and other devices while learning online? Here's the answer to that problem. AnthroDesk's desktop power station is a wireless device with two power outlets, a Qi charger, three USB ports and can charge up to four devices. It is convenient to carry, whether you want to study from home or on a trip. That's what makes it an ideal gift item as well. This desktop power station is compact and space-saving, thus, reducing the mess or clutter on your desk while studying.


Final Thoughts

Distance learning online can be challenging at some points, but you can definitely make learning more fun and convenient. All you have to do is get the right resources and make sure that you have the right tools to use. Don't forget to include the ergonomic accessories and tools mentioned above in your learning station so you'll stay healthy and productive while learning online.