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By CrossBraining Staff on January 18, 2021

The Top 3 Concerns of Online Faculty

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.

Source: https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2020/10/06/covid-era-experience-strengthens-faculty-belief-value-online

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.

Source: https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2020/10/06/covid-era-experience-strengthens-faculty-belief-value-online

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.

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Published by CrossBraining Staff January 18, 2021
CrossBraining Staff