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The educational institutes are trying to enhance student engagement through remote learning by applying various methods.
FREMONT, CA : Educators were pushed into hyperdrive to launch remote learning initiatives for learners and parents with varying degrees of access to technology resources when school buildings closed in March. Educators were suddenly concerned with platforms and bandwidth as they were with classrooms and curricula.
Here are some of the tips to enhance K-12 student engagement in a remote learning environment:
Keep track of student participation and engagement.
During the instructional time in the virtual classroom, educators found low participation. Educators can track student participation by choosing a conference platform with video capabilities, such as Zoom, Google Meet, and MS Teams, by requesting the students' cameras during class.
Bring the in-person program structure into the virtual learning space.
One of the pandemic's most devastating aspects is that it has turned students' habits into disarray. It helps to replicate the everyday activities that students need to create breakout rooms that emulate the in-person program structure, such as homeroom, classroom, administration space, technical support room, and so on.
Designate staff to perform specific online classroom roles.
In the virtual learning space, dropped internet links and student tardiness could be challenging for an instructor to handle during classroom instruction. Class instructions encountered little to no interruptions by appointing additional workers to manage roll call, chatbox, hand raising, and technical problems.
Modify regular lesson plan, so it is conducive to keeping students' attention.
The morning is often the most difficult, especially for children in elementary school. And it is hard to get students to take part online because as they are either not awake or not in the mood to begin class from the comfort of home.
Offer virtual points to reward students for engagement and participation.
Rewards encourage engagement, so educators set up a point system. Children can win virtual coins for activities like completing a particular assignment or returning from a bathroom break in a reasonable period. Students might turn in their virtual currencies at the end of the week for an educational incentive like a book or game that would be delivered to their homes by mail.