The year 2020, has shown us all how vulnerable educational institutions are to sudden changes to their teaching methods. The technology was there but not all institutions felt it necessary to really invest in these alternate methods of teaching.
The pandemic and the need for social distancing has now made change essential to the continuation of this academic year and the academic years to come.
The greatest problem faced by institutions was not just purchasing the right SIS systems or Communications platforms. The real problem was the change of mentality and the adoption of new methods of teaching that would complement the use of distance learning and the tools involved in its implementation.
Educational institutions now have adapted and completed the academic year 2019-2020 with the use of Remote Learning methods and Online Tools.
Is the current situation going to last? Will we need distance learning in the future? To the first question, the answer is honestly we do not know. Two the second question we must emphatically say yes! Distance learning is not a one-off solution, it offers great convenience to both educators and students. The ability to learn without needing to be in one specific location e.g classroom offers a lot of freedom and time saving for all. Distance learning can provide access to education to people who previously were challenged by issues of distance from school, inability to move, and more.
The statement that remote learning and online learning is the new norm is still a stretch, but it should become a regular option for all educational institutions. This crisis has opened the door for distance learning to become a regular fixture in the normal operations of an academic institution.
What is Synchronous Learning?
The learning process that happens online but in real-time, so this process includes Teachers and Students communicating in a virtual environment at a predefined time and with the use of specific tools. These tools can be Teleconferencing, live streaming, video conferencing, or live to chat. It was one of the go-to methods that institutions first used when distance learning became a mandatory requirement during the various lockdowns around the world.
Pros and Cons of Synchronous Learning
Pros and Cons of Asynchronous Learning
All that has happened in the world these past months, has led to the rise of Distance Learning/Online Learning. Educational institutions that formerly had not considered alternate methods of teaching have had to adapt to the situation. The partial adoption of online and distance learning has provided educational institutions with a taste of the possibilities these methods have to offer, and it would not be a stretch to say that distance learning will become a permanent option for students in the not so distant future.
See for yourself why more than 200 Educational Institutes of all types trust Classter. Request our Demo material of pre-recorded Classter Web Portal videos or schedule a one-to-one presentation with our experts, tailored to your institute's configuration.
Not ready yet? Contact Us for more details!