Many colleges and universities have embraced e-learning over the past several years, but now educational institutions at all levels — including K-12 — must adapt to teach students from a distance. By considering four technology domains, educational institutions can deliver online learning while enhancing student engagement.
How can the transition to e-learning be as seamless as possible for students and teaching staff? Educational institutions need to determine the best approach for enabling educators to deliver high-quality education while ensuring students can access essential coursework. WWT’s experts help institutions understand available solutions, provide insight on which tools and strategies are most critical to success and accelerate clear paths to rapid procurement, deployment and adoption through a one-hour consultation.
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Many educational institutions already leverage learning management systems (LMS) to assign coursework as a complement to face-to-face class time, but now all content must be delivered virtually. Educators can stay connected with students through videoconferencing and classroom collaboration solutions to ensure students have the information and support they need.
In some cases, the biggest challenge with remote learning is ensuring students have access to a device that allows them to complete their assignments. By equipping students with pre-configured devices — like laptops or tablets — schools can provide students easy access to essential applications.
While e-learning is available at most colleges and universities, typically only a portion of the student population is enrolled in fully online programs. Institutions must now support all courses online for all students which will require networking solutions that can handle an influx of remote learners and deliver reliable, high-quality connectivity. For K-12 schools, e-learning is a new approach that presents obstacles for students without access to home internet. Schools must now determine ways to keep students connected to continue their education.
With students spending more time online, it increases their exposure to security threats like phishing emails. It’s important to teach cybersecurity best practices, especially for students using school-issued devices that will eventually return to the school’s network. By deploying endpoint security on school-owned devices, institutions can better protect their network from attacks and keep students safe from inappropriate material.