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Six perspectives on engaging virtual learning

In the last few months, educators and students have gained many insights on virtual learning but what are some of the best practices that we should consider as we wrap up the year? We collected six stories that outline the value of technology and how it can help schools deliver successful online classes.

Six perspectives on engaging virtual learning

When schools first began to close their doors in hopes of reducing the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), no one expected an entire year of learning online. Despite the myriad challenges, educators have kept students engaged and learning during this unprecedented time. Below, we hear six perspectives on how to deliver a meaningful online class.

What it's like to teach during the COVID-19 pandemic

“Making sure we got feedback while we were closed enabled us to deliver a better curriculum online”.

Early years and primary assistant principal Vani Veikoso explains how the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic taught her staff members to “build the plane as we fly”.

“Extra-curricular activities are extremely worthwhile and should be a vital part of any university experience”.

Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Lindsay Wong shares advice to students who are looking to develop their resumes and friendships with extra-curricular activities as they begin remote university.

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Using ATL skills to provide effective feedback

“The educators at my school work as a collaborative team, sharing useful strategies to effectively teach in our online environment”.

Primary Years Programme (PYP) teacher Johana Barón reflects on how she encourages her students to develop approaches to learning (ATL) skills through inner reflections.

“Teachers had learned enough IT skills on their own or with the help of the IT team to run an online class”.

Educators from Shahid Mahdavi Education Foundation in Iran share how online learning and teaching has been a positive experience.

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“I quite looked forward to them because it felt nice to talk to other medical students and catch up with each other”.

DP graduate Saloni More shares the changes she has experienced with the transition to online medical school.

“An advantage of a virtual learning environment is that communication can either be personal or general, giving opportunities for differentiation”.

Graham Thompson and Anthony Allard from Rome International School in Italy explain how their educators were able to overcome the challenges presented by online learning.

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