Making Remote Learning More Engaging

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Greetings yet again.

I have been doing a lot of reading on remote learning since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic as my work has been affected by this topic. Before my job change, I was scheduled to deliver lessons online, taking the face to face delivery and moving to Live Online. At least, this was the suggestion by the organizations I was working with. So, I decided to educate myself.

What I found was a lot of opinion on the subject. Some in the camp of “it is perfectly fine to take face to face and deliver it online” and others being “no, no, no – you can’t do that, that is wrong”.  And then others that fall somewhere in the middle.

While Live Online is fine, and fully asynchronous eLearning is also fine, I think a Blended approach is quite effective with certain programs and courses. I am a big fan of the flipped classroom and have used this previously. I like the interactivity and engagement that this type of learning allows.

I would like to see more of this in Remote Learning classrooms. I would like to see students provided with valuable, engaging content to learn the theory, practices and begin to think about application and then enter the Remote Classroom ready to discuss, apply, and interact rather than trying to absorb. We ask a lot of students in Higher Ed, we ask for a lot of their time. I think as educators can make this time more enjoyable.

This is where tools like Captivate can help Remote Learning. I believe using e-learning tools to create engaging content delivery would be extremely valuable right now. What I am seeing  does not line up with this. If we are going to continue down this path, and we are for at least 6 more months if not longer, then why not change things up?

If I were teaching right now, I would love to use the time on camera with my students to apply and implement the information the course was designed to give. Rather than lecturing, I would like to use the time to run experiments, have group interactions and break outs, work on projects and activities, make it more “real-world” than classroom. I personally do not have a problem moving homework and assignments to class time, if students were learning content and information on their own. It seems cruel to have them do both outside of the on-screen time.

Flip it. Mix it up. Make it different. Use effective tools to pass information and spend the face to face time to interact and discuss and apply. That is what I would like to see. Just my thoughts.

Thanks for reading.

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Greetings yet again. I have been doing a lot of reading on remote learning since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic as my work has been affected by this topic. Before my job change, I was scheduled to deliver lessons online, taking the face to face delivery and moving to Live Online. At least, this was the suggestion by the organizations I was working with. So, I decided to educate myself. What I found was a lot of opinion on the
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