The threat of the new virus has come with a set of unprecedented challenges for Higher Education institutions. Emergency remote teaching may be just a coping mechanism, but it is a valuable exercise in developing a coherent online education strategy for the future. A challenge is an opportunity in disguise, after all.
Teachers who are seeking to create effective, accessible learning experiences for students should know that learning how to mediate the online environment is imperative.Read on to gain access to remote learning tips that can take your students’ academic experience from average to awesome:
Even if “success” means different things for each school and even if there’s no magic blueprint to make things run smoothly forever, you can still build a successful edtech strategy without becoming overwhelmed. Here are 6 steps to adapt according to your school’s situation and needs:
With the rebellion against standardized tests and “one-size-fits-all” schools, design thinking has become the antidote to the industrialization of education. But how can educators ensure that design thinking becomes a meaningful educational strategy, rather than just another passing trend?
For the majority of students, school closures caused quite a shock and a big disruption in their routine. To make this transition to remote learning smoother, teachers might find it useful to pass the following information on to their students and guide them throughout the process.
Technological advancements, access to the internet, and improvement in communication technologies have equipped schools and teachers alike with the much-needed tools to effectively conduct online learning. So let’s take a look at some of the reasons why we should all consider investing in online education:
Children have a right to the educational role model they need in their school environment which will set them up for life-long learning. As their parents, carers and educators, we can act as children’s media mentors, building their knowledge, skills, values and confidence, guiding and advising them in their choices, and allowing them to become independent, responsible digital citizens.
In these troubled times, teachers show how determined they are, as well as how vital it is to be an educator. Disaster-proof education helps you keep going on no matter what happens. Just remember that you shouldn’t panic, try not to overwhelm yourself or your students, consider teaching asynchronous classes and most of all, have each other’s backs.
The most important thing to always keep in mind when adapting any teaching activity for online education is that online learning doesn’t have to happen at the same time as online teaching. Adopting an asynchronous mindset is going to really help educators become even better at what they do.
A STEM curriculum is based on the key idea that disciplines should not be taught as separate and discrete subjects, but in an integrated manner that focuses on real-life application, to create problem-solving skills. If we use technology in real life to find innovative solutions to technical problems, why not use them with STEM students as well?