With the pandemic came a rush for getting ed-tech software to make the transition to digital instruction easier. However, as many made rash purchase decisions, they quickly realized that the more research you put in, the better product you’re going to get. According to Canvas’ Trenton Goble, whose tips in District Administration we’ve summarized below, there are ultimately three things to look for when making an ed-tech purchase decision: security, scalability, and support.
As the coronavirus quickly infected more individuals, especially in high-impact areas where the infection was most concentrated like New York, hospitals feared they would run out of resources. Personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators, and testing kits were in short supply, and healthcare professionals were looking for a solution.
The transition to e-learning due to the spread of COVID-19 has been difficult, but many free resources are available to keep educators and students connected in all areas, including health and wellness, instruction, and social communication.
In difficult times, humans have always been proven to get through things together, and although social distancing has prevented students and educators from meeting in-person, there are still plenty of opportunities to stay connected.