Does AV solve the problem for blended learning?
As of June 26th, 2020 the CSDE is requiring all schools in the state of Connecticut to develop back to school plans that enable in class solutions with the ability for quarantined students to access the classroom remotely. Not only is this time sensitive with a little over two months to develop these solutions, but it can be complicated and overwhelming for educators and administrators.
The concept of a blended learning environment has been created to offer a practical solution for students, teachers, and administration. Classrooms can be fitted with the right technology to create an environment where students can access a class remotely from home, social distancing is possible, health check kiosks take temperature from a distance, and touch free solutions are implemented to help reduce risks.
School district admins face a lot of pressure. Many considerations need to be made to reach a balance of specific classroom needs, user friendly interfaces, technical requirements, audio and visual quality, and ease of use for both the student and the teacher. The blended classroom poses an added layer of complexity, but it may help students learn in a more engaging environment that can be safe as long as certain guidelines are followed.
According to the CSDE, education is planned to be primarily in-person with the exception of students and parents choosing to opt for remote learning. The term “blended learning” and “blended classrooms” refer to instruction is relayed through the use of technology. Many requirements listed refer to the classroom layout, where social distancing can be maintained between students and teachers, touch free solutions for doors, classrooms, and trash lids.
Depending on the level of risk, classes may operate at 100% capacity, or change to a reduced capacity with a mix of blended learning. Having the ability for remote students to access a class in real-time can solve these problems. Setting up a classroom retrofitted for a blended learning environment can create an engaging learning experience for remote students. Having that flexibility can ensure a positive experience for both the teacher and the student, while remaining safe.
Touch-free solutions are also available, including touch panels outside of classrooms that notify users when max capacity is reached, and social distancing may not be possible. This can help admins maintain social distancing, and ensure that safety guidelines are being followed.
At VisionPoint, we have over a decade of using technology to solve problems for businesses across the country; and we can help schools develop intelligent solutions that are flexible and safe. Empower your classrooms with intelligent, intuitive technology. If you have any questions, or want to learn more about technology solutions for blended learning, contact us today.