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Best practices for making the shift to e-learning

Mar 30, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis

Switching over to e-learning hasn’t been easy, and many educators have struggled with how to adapt their curriculum and lesson plans to an online environment. However, many experts note that teachers should not expect to become experts overnight and treat the shift as a learning experience.

One of the best transition methods is to roll out e-learning in phases, beginning with low-tech approaches, just using simple methods like typing responses to an online worksheet in Microsoft Word and submitting them through email and transitioning to more advanced online activities and digital approaches.

Canva - Man Leaning Against Wall Using LaptopAdditionally, during the whole process, it is important to maintain social connection with students to prevent them from feeling isolated. Whether it be through videoconferences or email communications or some other method, students should hear from their teachers every school day.

Finally, no one should expect that this will be a perfect alternative to in-person teaching, and bumps along the way should be planned for. However, schools will overcome this difficult time and walk away having learned from it.

Learn more about transitioning online by reading the full article: Expert tips for shifting to online learning during COVID-19.

Topics: STEM Education Tools, STEM Learning Methodologies, Technology, Education Technology

Rebecca Ellis

Written by Rebecca Ellis