Remote learning has become a major part of our education system and while it has unique challenges, requiring creativity and innovation, it can be a rewarding experience for teachers and students. To get the most out of your courses and create a successful learning environment, there are a few things to consider.
First, society functions in a collaborative way and peer-based learning happens naturally. Take advantage of this and allow time for small group-learning where students can provide feedback to you and to each other. This can be done with video conferencing, emails, discussion boards, or group calls. Groups are dynamic and will likely need to change based on your assessment data.
Second, maintaining classroom focus via a screen for extended periods of time can be challenging for even the best learners. To keep student attention, implement curriculum that is engaging and provides real-world relevance. Consider incorporating team-based competitions, digital storytelling, and interactive videos and images.
Third, create an inviting learning environment for students. Providing courses that have a clear and consistent structure throughout each module allows for intuitive navigation and helps eliminate student frustration. Don’t forget the importance of formative assessment to determine whether students are getting the most out of the course.
By: Naomi Morton
Senior Digital Content Editor