Again the Quebec magazine L’actualitê has an interesting feature article in its April edition dealing with COVID-19 and translated it means what are the steps we can take to ensure we don’t have a year like 2020?
The seventh step to get a better understanding of remote teaching.
The pandemic has created the need for remote teaching causing many professors to suffer from mental distress!
Quebec experts in remote learning have said it is important to prepare teachers, students and parents for the next crisis. A recent poll in Quebec amongst 15,000 parents and children about their remote learning experience in the spring of 2020 showed the biggest difficulties was not to master the technology but rather how to learn on-line. It is not simply a question of turning on the camera and talk. It is necessary to intervene with the students, to give them tasks and have them work in groups.
It is necessary students have a good internet connection, that students can rapidly be contacted, that there is a rapid exchange between student and teacher, that the content and length of the lesson be reduced and that there be good group engagement.
Remote learning seems less effective the younger the student is. Remote learning really emerged as a tool for adults as a certain independence is necessary to make it effective.