Remote learning is something a school should be able to activate whenever needed. However, the efficiency of transitioning to remote education is dependent on preparations, technology tools, and overall student support infrastructure. There is a difference between virtual school and remote learning. Virtual schools are programs that have typically gone through a formal process of establishing a school and adopting an online curriculum dedicated to supporting students.
Schools around the world had to respond to COVID-19, and the need for remote learning tools has never been more urgent. To make the transition to distance learning more natural, Microsoft created resources, training, and how–to guides that will help schools, educators, students, and their families as they navigate the “new normal.”
Microsoft offers resources to K-12 Educators, Higher Education Educators, Higher Education Students, Parents, and Virtual Graduations. The structure of remote learning you implement will determine the success students and teachers will have with the experience. Microsoft Education products help ensure that students stay engaged and learning stays on track.
Microsoft Education products enable teachers to build a collaborative classroom, connect in professional learning communities and connect with colleagues all from a single experience. Microsoft Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, content, assignments, and apps together in one place to let teachers create vibrant learning environments.
With Microsoft Teams, schools can provide access to learning materials during remote learning to students and teachers. Microsoft also offers technical support to the schools so the responsibility does not default to the teachers, who already have enough to keep up within the remote learning environment.
Designing lessons for remote delivery is a little more detailed than creating an experience that will be delivered in person. Office Education allows you to develop comprehensive lessons that can be share and deploy to all students using Microsoft Teams. Having an experienced and reliable Microsoft Academic Partner will ensure the remote learning planning, implementation, configuration, and support phase a successful experience for all parties.
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As a Microsoft Academic Partner ourselves, we’ve had experience working with academic institutions of all educational levels and can guide your organization through the process. Contact KTL Solutions and schedule a discovery call with one of our account managers.