How to Improve the Virtual Learning Experience
Christy Johnson shares a post from her company blog on how to make virtual learning a better experience for students.
In this panel, experts from Stanford and from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco discussed:
- Experimenting with synchronous and asynchronous classroom environments, flipped classrooms, and different online tools
- Helping students meet, network, collaborate, complete meaningful activities, and learn from one another
- Thinking creatively about using technology and designing online learning specifically for an online setting
- Staying positive and using what we’re learning now to improve education in the long run
- Working with and listening to students
Themes that Emerged During a Full Term of Online Instruction in Spring 2020
John Mitchell, a Professor of Computer Science at Stanford, and Maxwell Bigman, a PhD student at Stanford’s GSE, conducted a survey of the online experiences of Stanford’s CS program and revealed those results in a paper, “Teaching Online in 2020: Experiments, Empathy, Discovery.” At Stanford, and so many other universities, Mitchell said, everyone did what they could to adapt to circumstances in the emergency shift to online instruction. It was a seat-of-the-pants-effort. Most faculty spent several times as long as they normally would have to prepare and teach their courses.
Key points include:
- Reducing Zoom fatigue and facilitating student collaboration
- Comparisons with the massive online open course environment
- Using technology to measure and maintain attention
Read the full article, Enhancing the Virtual Learning Experience: Lessons from Stanford’s Transforming Learning Accelerator, on ArtemisConnection.com.