Every student and teacher across the globe experienced the massive challenges that evolved so ubiquitously as COVID-19 led to the shutdown of schools and a complete transformation of daily routines.
Educators had to swiftly adjust to online learning, adapting classroom techniques to their new digital settings. A multitude of training sessions and workshops were held by individuals and institutions as teachers desperately attempted to get on board with the new normal.
Keeping students engaged in online learning, whether synchronous or asynchronous, has been one of the greatest struggles educators have had to face. Ensuring that each learner is accommodated, supported, and engaged on a platform that is no longer a classroom with walls, or borders, or exclusivity, is the conundrum teachers are facing at this very moment.
As we transition into an era of diverse edtech platforms that require differentiation and individualization, we must work to utilize dynamic and contemporary learning methods and tools. For teachers and trainers to succeed in online (or even onsite or hybrid) education, which has become the varied and complex way learning takes place in our post-pandemic world, classroom strategies have to be transformed in order to engage students who are digital natives, and whose attention can only be profoundly captured by that which is collaborative and motivating. Artificial intelligence (AI) may just provide the answer.
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