Five Tips for More Effective Virtual Learning

Virtual learning isn’t going anywhere, which means that both instructors and learners who feel uncomfortable with it need to find a way to get on board. Whether you are an elementary school teacher trying to teach basic arithmetic or a large corporation looking to streamline compliance training, the Echosystem is the framework you need to more effectively teach online. The following five tips for effective virtual learning will help you make the most of what our platform has to offer:

Personalize the Experience

The first of our tips for virtual learning is something that can’t always be done in a traditional classroom. EchoEngage allows for blended learning paths that allow both in-person and remote learners to enjoy the benefits of live class meetings with self-paced assignments they can complete whenever and wherever they like, allowing learners to take more ownership of the educational process. Students can be given personalized assignments, so a student who needs help with homeostasis can be assigned additional readings while a medical professional can be assigned recertification training. EchoAuthor allows you to gate certain material behind foundational concepts as well, allowing students to unlock more advanced material once they’ve demonstrated mastery of previous concepts.  


Foster Two-Way Communication

In-person lectures seldom devolve into an instructor talking at a group of learners, so why would you record a virtual lecture in that format? Instructors can provide individualized feedback to every learner with the Echosystem so students feel like part of a community. EchoVideo has live streaming capabilities that make videos, discussions, and polling available to all learners in real-time too. You can also use EchoEngage’s polling tools to monitor real-time student progress and engagement, allowing you to adjust your lesson to your audience or assign remediation to learners who need it. Of course, you can solicit feedback from learners when a course is completed to make it more effective in the future. 

Encourage Peer-to-Peer Communication

Learners enjoy interacting with their peers in traditional classrooms and that doesn’t change online. EchoEngage includes a digital classroom with whiteboarding, message boards, and virtual breakout rooms so learners can collaborate as a class and in smaller groups. Gamification like live leaderboards can encourage remote learners to compete with their colleagues, and screen-sharing makes it easy to share one learner’s insights with the rest of the group. If your organization has shy learners, no problem. You can hide names when you share learner-generated content to preserve anonymity.

Embed Multimedia Elements

Lectures have their uses in a classroom setting, but one of our best virtual learning tips is to change the formula periodically. For example, you can use EchoVideo to capture and share video content to help visual learners deepen their understanding of the material. You can also use EchoVideo’s browser-based editing tool to sync video with classroom audio and create something more effective than either medium would be alone. EchoAuthor allows you to create courses with inline quizzes, flashcards, and more to facilitate multimodal learning as well.

Assess Progress Accurately

Classroom teachers often have to wait for the term-end assessment to discover how students are faring, and breaking that mindset is one of our tips for effective virtual learning. Whether you’re using EchoEngage to measure how much of a video’s content was absorbed or EchoExam to administer full-fledged practice tests, the Echosystem makes it easy to understand how learners are doing at all times. EchoExam’s built-in Test Manager allows you to review results by learner or group, or you can export everything to your preferred LMS for added flexibility. EchoExam also ensures fair assessments through bi-modal questions and dynamically-generated content to create multiple versions of a single test. 

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Ensuring that learners understand the information presented and how it can impact their success is key. Assess, track and analyze learner performance. Get results immediately and view valuable reports at the individual level, or for the class or group as a whole. Provide results in real-time, or at a later time as preferred.

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