In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, just about every sector of society has undergone profound changes. The shift has been especially significant for students and teachers. Less than a year ago, only 38% of teachers said they used a blended or hybrid course format for teaching. In the blink of an eye in March 2020, universities and community colleges scrambled to transition to an almost 100% remote learning setup. Educators saw the adoption of video tools like Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams skyrocket as a result — initially as an interim measure until the spread of the virus slowed and schools reopened.
The realization now, of course, is that the pandemic has accelerated a dramatic shift toward remote learning. I’ve spent a lot of time exploring the benefits of tools like videoconferencing software as I’ve worked on new features to add to the remote learning experience. Understanding the many components in use and those in development can help students and instructors make the best of this new frontier in learning……………………………………………………………………………….
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