The American educational system that evolved based on the concept of students always gathering together at a central location has changed dramatically, and perhaps even forever. Today’s classroom is often a hybrid mixture of students who are on campus and students who are learning from home.
In just 2020 alone, per UNESCO, over 1.5 billion children in 195 countries have been part of remote or blended learning as education migrated from the classroom to laptops in locations spread far and wide.
This varying geographical location of students and teachers has been a great challenge for all types of schools. Educators, students and families are adapting and seeking fresh solutions. And while we are seeing some classes back in person, most every class now has a combination of local and remote people, and we can expect that this is here for the long haul.
Fortunately, companies like Zoom and Salamander Designs offer some big, yet easy-to-deploy solutions that are bringing great engagement and productivity to all regardless of where people are located.
Lance Ford has 27 years of experience as a teacher and understands the past, the present and how to look forward for all stakeholders. Thanks to his passion, he has produced some ways for educators to rethink their spaces and technology to create optimum learning systems for today’s world.
Education Advocate/Zoom Rooms Specialist