The new normal is redefining education. Pupils, students and teaching staff are faced with both new challenges and unique opportunities. Instead of having to choose between onsite and remote teaching, teachers and students want hybrid learning models that combine high quality audio and video and enable maximum flexibility.
Poly has affordable, scalable audio and video solutions for just these kind of models that give teaching staff the opportunity to set up virtual classrooms that are perfect for distance learning. Poly’s broad interoperability and user-friendliness ensure a future-proof investment, while intuitive user experiences mean less need for help and more productive teachers, pupils and students.
Around the world, teachers have migrated their classrooms online.
To perfect your teaching, take into account the following and show a willingness to support others as they learn to connect and engage online.
Plan just as if you were in your classroom. Create a target, format or structure, timetable and reserve time for learners to take part.
Share general details such as date, time, access information and your expectations. Any expectations for preparation and follow-up work should be indicated with instructions and deadlines.
Make sure the lighting is good, the camera is at eye level, you have a neutral background and peace and quiet, and that the teaching material is within reach.
Make sure you know your way around meeting technology and platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Ensure support is available. High-quality headsets dramatically improve concentration.
Make sure you enable access to microphone and camera. Test video calls with other teaching staff and check links, attendance permissions and technical functionality.
Dial in 5 minutes earlier and make sure you make eye contact with the camera. Encourage interaction and end the lesson with a preview of the next subject.
The new normal in education is creating a whole new raft of challenges for all involved. We won’t see a return to solely in-person teaching. Instead, it will be important to combine personal commitment with digital experiences and link up different teaching methods at a range of teaching locations. Poly’s solutions are already supporting millions of teaching staff and pupils around the world and are bringing high-quality audio, video and content sharing to the classroom, home and beyond.
Recommendation for teachers and pupils at home:
Recommendation for teachers at home: See learning model 1 / Recommendation for pupils in small to mid-size classrooms:
Recommendation for pupils at home: See learning model 1 / Recommendation for teaching staff in small classrooms:
Recommendation for pupils at home: See learning model 1 / Recommendation for teachers and pupils in schools: