As institutions have shifted to online learning – whether by choice or not – Inside Higher Ed has collected some data on the pitfalls of online education during the pivot. The top three concerns? Engagement, feedback, and access.
The first concern should not be surprising for most who have experience in online education. For them, this is all too familiar: late-night lonesome textbook reading, scheduled on-site exams in a room full of strangers, and the dreaded “reply to at least 5 forum posts” assignment.
Feedback, interestingly, is a common concern for both in-person and remote teaching (more on that later).
And while many access issues are technology-related (students without access to connectivity or devices), there is also a worry about how students intellectually access a completely new way of learning.
Thankfully, faculty are adapting. Nearly 2/3rds have updated their course with new objectives, assessments, and activities or integrated new digital tools.
This data from Inside Higher Ed highlights how any new thing - whether that’s a new assessment or tool - has to be built around learning. With all that we know about how students learn, we can do better with our #EdTech.
As more institutions address the challenges of online learning, platforms like CrossBraining’s can help solve the top three concerns listed by Inside Higher Ed:
- The platform spurs engagement by making learning hands-on and by giving students a modern tool to self-assess their performance.
- Feedback becomes fast, easy, and real-time as students move through the lesson. Plus, CrossBraining’s videos give educators a comprehensive picture of a student’s progress, meaning there is more to provide feedback on.
- CrossBraining works on any smartphone. No special equipment needed. Students don’t even need to download an app.
Find out more and request a demo at www.crossbraining.com/higher-ed.