As COVID-19 (frequently referred to as “the coronavirus”) continues to impact day-to-day lives, people are forced to look for alternatives to many normal, everyday activities. One of the areas that has been the most impacted is education. Thousands of schools (and millions of students) were forced into distance learning, almost overnight.
Fortunately, technology has come a long way. Broadband internet is widespread, as is the use of mobile computing devices like tablets and smartphones. This allows people to stay connected like never before. As a society, we’ve never been more equipped to embrace distance learning than we are right now.
If you’re new to distance learning, it can be a little bit intimidating, especially if you’re a teacher who is used to being in a classroom with your students every single day. You might be wondering what tools to use or how to make sure that your students stay engaged while they’re not on-site with you.
As you try to navigate this difficult time, you shouldn’t have to wonder if your distance learning curriculum is going to work. There are four things you should look for when building your distance learning plan.
We call these the four abilities of distance learning.