Useful Hacks for E-Learning

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 Remote learning disrupts our lives, but there are some things that you can do to ensure that your student is learning properly and remaining engaged and productive while they are schooling at home.

Stay socially conscious

Social learning takes the base components of human interaction and group dynamics and applies them to the modern technological age. Online forums, class-wide chat rooms, file-sharing platforms – with social learning in the electronic space, collaboration has never been more productive, efficient, and seamless. 

As social learning applications continue to develop, more and more collaborative tools will likely enter the fray for market dominance. What’s more is that, outside of individual classrooms and group project scenarios, social learning as a whole could grow to become the spine of school-wide curriculums everywhere. 

Adaptive Learning 

Adaptive learning is a style of education where resources, activities, and assignments are tailored to each student’s individual needs. In the context of eLearning, the implementation of adaptive learning is usually performed by way of established algorithms and assessments, as opposed to the potentially arbitrary determinations of teachers themselves. 

Thus far, adaptive learning has been largely experimental, with companies and competitors having spent the past couple of years working out the kinks and engaging in small-scale execution. As eLearning continues to develop, the experiments will end and the widespread adoption will begin. Already, the major eLearning platforms are offering adaptive learning services, and there’s no reason that the trend won’t continue for the foreseeable future.

Video learning

Although it’s a bit of a generalization, they say that there are three types of learners – visual, auditory, and kinesthetic – that excel best in education when faced with videos, vocals, and practical demonstrations, respectively. With the advent of eLearning, that’s no longer the case, with video learning becoming more and more of a fixture in classrooms everywhere. 

From video-based lectures to instructional videos, video learning has certainly come a long way from the shared-classroom televisions of old. Today, and going forward, there is nary an application that cannot be improved by the use of video learning. As such, there’s no reason to expect a backslide anytime soon. 

Create a Learning Space

This is the first step towards creating a school-like learning environment at home. This space doesn’t have to be vast or expensive, it can be a separate room or even a spot in a room with the least distraction, ample lighting and low noise, with proper oversight from parents or guardians.

It is recommended to keep this space away from daily commotion or disturbance. Too many distractions in personal space can turn a safe zone into a stressful environment for both the teacher and student.

Mobile-friendly E-learning activities

Online learners are already using smart-phones or tablets in their daily lives. So, it is practical and rational to utilize mobile-friendly online courses, which use responsive user interfaces for E-learning content on mobile devices.

This helps schools to reach diverse learners and at the same time allows the students to learn at their convenience and pace, promoting ease of access.

Final Thoughts

Every household and student is different, but hopefully, these tips and hacks will help you and your student with your remote learning experience. It can be stressful to have a child at home at all times, but doing these things will help bring positivity into the distance learning atmosphere. Strive to create a welcoming environment, develop healthy habits, and produce strong motivation for your child’s success. 

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