As schools and colleges across the U.S. continue to explore ways to safely bring students back to the classroom in the fall, many are looking into how they can leverage enhanced edtech solutions to assist both in-person and remote learning scenarios – in case of another potential COVID-19 wave.

With a widely-available vaccine not predicted for at least another 12 to 18 months, it is vital for educational system leaders to continue to turn to effective, advanced edtech platforms designed to empower their educators to continue propelling students toward success while addressing the challenges of social distancing, and even future quarantines.

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Since mid-spring, educators like myself have been faced with implementing teaching strategies that involve a dramatic shift to remote learning due to the pandemic. Many educators started using free- form video platforms like Zoom and Skype, but unfortunately, those platforms can often be limited, as the instructor is unable to put guardrails in place so that students know exactly how and what to demonstrate when it’s their turn. This ultimately leaves educators unsure if students are grasping key concepts from their courses. By utilizing edtech solutions that are specifically designed for educators to both assess and provide personal interaction during a lesson, they are better equipped to enhance the educational relationship from a distance.

About the Author:

Daryn Baker is an instructor at Wilson Talent Center.

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