Happy National Online Learning Day! Yes, you read that right! Today, September 15th, is National Online Learning Day in the US, but why not celebrate wherever you are! What is National Online Learning Day?
"National Online Learning Day showcases how students of all ages are thriving with the ability to learn online—anywhere, anytime. It seeks to cultivate awareness of, and support for, this ever-growing community of learners and to celebrate the future of online education—wherever technology and our imaginations take us!" - OnlineLearningDay.com
This year, online learning has come to the forefront of education systems around the world as we all manage health safety precautions with COVID-19. Public schools, private schools, universities, colleges, and language centres around the world are trying out online teaching models - many for the first time.
Of course, there are challenges that come with switching to online learning, but there are also some wonderful advantages. For many people who are unable to leave their homes, online learning allows education to come to them. Also, it is an opportunity for educators to innovate!
Over the next few weeks, we here at Demiks are going to take a deep dive into learning online. If your school is looking to make the move online, why not try out our free school management software? Zoom is now integrated into our software so you can schedule classes and have links sent directly to your students without any hassle! If you're a teacher looking to move your private lessons online, we also have some online management tools for you, including our teacher app which allows you to send short language evaluations to you students and to save time on exercise prep!
If you're new to teaching online, check out our article on tips for teaching over Zoom. It's a great starter guide with different ideas on how to make the most of your online classes.
Over the next few weeks we'll talk to students and teachers about their experiences with online learning. Now is the time to try new things, to test your skills, and to surprise even yourself with the things you discover in your e-classroom!
If you have any questions about our free school management, about how to get started teaching online, or how to find the online language courses that are right for you, contact us and we'll be glad to help! Also, if you have any great tips for teaching online, drop them in the comments below!
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