How Educators Are Using Innovation to Keep Learners Engaged Remotely
As Covid-19 takes over education, and as everything we once knew as traditional education is changed so quickly into remote studies and eLearning, educators are scrambling for ways to keep their learners engaged. Many great ideas are out there, but all-in-all, many of the wonderful ideas have to do with educators exploiting innovation to keep learners engaged remotely. So how do they do it?
What Are Educational Innovations?
Genuine educational innovations are the processes, products, approaches, and strategies that significantly improve the status quo. Many of these educational innovations, in particular, are technological innovations, and technological innovations are considerably impacting the educational system. Teaching aids, online courses, social network tools, educational software, and new technologies are changing the school environment as we know it.
What Innovations Are There?
There are many technological innovations for education. The top six are listed below:
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Educators use AI and machine learning every day when they use Learning Management Systems to input grades and such into the system. Learners use them when they take online courses that are self-grading.
Virtual Reality (VR)
Educators use VR to bring the environment to the learners. Using VR, the medical learner can perform surgeries in the safety of the classroom. A seventh-grader can dissect a frog without handling a blade or touching a reptile at all. A 1st grader can go to Africa and never leave his teacher’s side.
Using Biometrics in the Schools
Biometrics has changed the way we use identification. The traditional strategies of flashing your ID or driver’s license are becoming obsolete in most businesses and schools. Instead, businesses and schools are using biometrics. They are used in schools in various facets, such as learner registration, attendance, academics, and security.
Cloud Computing in the Classrooms
Cloud computing helps administrators, educators, and learners. Administrators can save money on data storage when they collaborate with each other. Educators can instantly upload any learning materials they make from wherever they are as long as they have an internet connection. Learners can get into the cloud and easily and quickly access their homework from anywhere with internet access.
Social Media for Education
Using social media, learners can get more info on the topics they’re studying and connect with groups that focus on those topics. It’s often more convenient to provide, access, and communicate through social media. Thus, social network tools enable educators and learners to use social media to improve their methods in their teaching and learning.
As you can see, learners must be engaged if they learn and retain the info effectively. The best strategy to engage a learner is to exploit innovation. Take a page from other educators, and use the innovations to engage your own learners!