In the wake of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), many technology companies have come forward to help the schools and educators connect with students virtually. With the pandemic, governments announced lockdown and schools were shut. This made the education of the students difficult, but there are certain resources by which online teaching became possible.
The software developed is both paid and free offers a bunch of basic and premium services to ensure seamless learning. Have a look at some of these latest learning trends in the education industry:
- A free series of multimedia events are organized by the Academy of Art University, including guest expert sessions on Zoom, movie afternoons and evenings, and immersive seminars on sketching and the use of different software programs.
- Adobe has developed an educational content center with downloadable models, free software connections (including Adobe Acrobat, Search, and Google Drive tools), and videos with tutorials about how to use the programs.
- EdPlus of Arizona State University is partnering on a series of entry-level course videos with Complexly’s Crash Course, beginning with English composition. (The Green Brothers’ project, hosts of a popular vlog and best-selling fiction, is Complex and Crash Course.) The latest material in “Study Hall,” will not include credit or replace any degree programs, but will act as a complement for students from high school or college. Each topic will concentrate on about 15 videos lasting 15 minutes, covering key points in the subject.
- Free access to teachers is offered by Bakpax, which offers auto-grading. The software uses artificial intelligence, according to the firm, to do automated scoring of short answer questions and math problems. The app displays a clip of the page to the instructor when the answer is “manual,” such as a graph, chart, open response, or diagram, who will then instantly rate the student response.
- Canva for Education provides forever-free access to its online design tool for teachers. The Chromebook-optimized software provides drag-and-drop tools for simplifying visual communication. Presentations, infographics, blogs, papers, worksheets, banners, flyers, and signs can be rendered and co-created by students.
- Cisco Webex is providing free accounts for schools/colleges. There will be up to 100 people in a meeting with high-definition viewing, screen sharing, and personal rooms for these sessions. A series of tools has also been created by the organization to help teachers and families use interactive conference software online.
- Kids and teenagers who have been affected by Covid-19 are given free online, one-on-one coding classes and technology talks at the Coding Academy. In order to help children learn how to code when classrooms are closed, software developers from technology firms, including Google, Facebook, and Amazon, donate their time with the non-profit organization
- Discovery Education has made the interactive service Discovery Education Experience open to schools and districts in the United States that are not currently using the resources. The vast website offers access to K-12 math, science, social sciences, English language arts, and wellbeing.
- Elevation Distance Learning provides free K-12 research-based activities expressly designed to benefit English learner teachers in distance learning settings. How-to instructions, tips and tricks, visual organizers, video samples, and more are part of the English/Spanish events.
- Encyclopaedia Britannica provides online access to its “LaunchPacks” learning materials for science and social sciences for both schools and pupils. The sets are intended for students in K-12 and include smart device-optimized posts, images, videos, and primary information sources, delivered in a “engaging interface,” The properties are translated into different languages.
- GoGuardian offers unrestricted, full-functional access. These resources include at-home web filtering, control of the classroom, system management, and protection tools for students that would be helpful during the transition to remote learning. The company said that “in as little as 15 minutes,” new users could deploy the app.”
- Google is encouraging customers of G Suite for Education to use the premium Hangouts Meet feature. People will hold interactive meetings of up to 250 people and up to 100,000 spectators and live streams. In addition, they’ll be able to store Google Drive videos of their sessions.
These are some of the new trends in education for online teaching during coronavirus. Follow the blog Educational Know How to get the latest educational updates, news, and trends of the education industry.