A new survey has found that a one in three high schoolers (33%) would like to keep online learning as an ingredient in their education. The remaining 67% – almost all of whom shifted to virtual education to some degree amid the pandemic – prefer learning completely in-person, while 29 percent favored a hybrid arrangement with up to half of their time in a virtual learning environment. Four percent said they would be happy learning virtually full time or much of the time.
Audiovisual technology manufacturer Aver Information USA has launched a new camera for education that uses AI to “seamlessly track” teachers as they move around the classroom. The camera was designed with K–12 remote learning environments in mind.
New York state has launched an emergency fund to provide an estimated 50,000 students with free internet access.
Two-thirds of people in the education sector expect to see a continuation of remote work post-pandemic. Sixty-five percent of respondents in education agreed that due to the success of remote collaboration, facilitated by videoconferencing, their organizations are considering a flexible remote working model, according to a survey from Zoom.
A big part of the "learning loss" being identified for K-12 students is due to family income. They can't afford the technology required for continuous access to classes, teachers and study resources.
Apple today launched Apple Teacher Portfolio, a new recognition badge available through Apple Teacher Learning Center. The company also updated its Schoolwork and Classroom apps, as well as its Everyone Can Create curriculum.
Overall, students felt more positive about online learning in the fall than they did in the spring, according to a recent report.
Managing classrooms in today’s distance-learning environment has changed and has taken on new importance since the pandemic hit.
New research has confirmed that students in grades K-8 are experiencing learning loss in math and reading due to COVID-19 disruptions.
A start-up has come up with a structure for delivering online education to young learners in small groups. DailiesPods pulls together small "pods" of students in groups of four to eight, divided by age bands (three to five years, five to nine and nine to 14) in a format that the education technology company said was conducive to peer engagement. Study focuses on math, reading and writing, science and history.
In the wake of recent world events a flood of federal funding has unleashed the power of digital learning. IT leaders now have a pressing obligation to ensure the security of both student data and school systems.