For teachers and lecturers who have embraced online learning, one of the unique challenges they face is keeping students fully engaged. With the internet and technology making virtual learning a reality, there are endless learning tools that have made it possible for lecturers and students to have meaningful engagements online.
Online learning presents students as well as lecturers with unique challenges. Let’s have a look at some of the tools lecturers can make good use of in the digital space. Fun fact! Most of these tools are almost free, and you don’t have to dig deeper into your pocket to enjoy their benefits.
One of the major benefits that both students and lecturers get to enjoy from this tool is increased productivity. The tool allows for the creation of accounts for each student. It is also possible to create libraries for each course which makes it easy for students to get access to learning materials for a specific subject.
The added advantage is that students can read whatever material is posted there and, at the same time, make discussions on the same forum.
This has to be the most used tool by both businesses and individuals during this time when the world is battling a pandemic. This video conferencing tool has a premium service that can accommodate up to 100 participants, making it a perfect one for educators.
If your goal is visual collaboration, this is your go-to tool. It serves as a virtual whiteboard for team cooperation. Both students and lecturers have access to three whiteboards to work with. However, with an educational account, lecturers can invite as many students as they wish as it is possible to create many whiteboards with this tool.
With proper planning and making use of the right tools, virtual learning can be equally effective as in-person learning.