Minimal initiative needed on the part of teachers to facilitate online learning.
How Delegation Helps With Online Learning
Editor’s Note: When it comes to collegiate education, finding time for both academics and extracurriculars can be an overwhelming experience. At Entrepreneur, it’s the kind of issue that we try to address by providing a service that helps busy students get their work done and live their lives with a sense of balance.
As a result, we’ve started integrating work study programs more, from around-the-clock study for business school students to full-time contract work for students who are learning a trade.
For those going into the civilian job market, however, they’ll usually face a logistical challenge similar to that faced by undergraduates: no ability to participate in half-day online courses that provide the dynamic student learning experience you’ve enjoyed for years.
The good news is that it’s a pretty easy concept for educators to work out. In fact, there are a number of ways to bring online learning opportunities in classrooms that are even more flexible and can support your real life, even if you don’t start from the scratch of a full semester.
Dedicated Learning Environments and Use Cases
Successful, attractive classroom-based learning environments have three advantages. They help you get away from the stressful distractions of the real world, they require a lot less sign-up and sign-off, and they offer a lot of tools that make teaching and learning even more enjoyable. All of these things are critical when you’re training a bunch of people — you want to make it effortless for students to engage and learn.
If there’s a strong emphasis on producing real-world insights, that’s ideal. It helps you get away from the classroom clichés that you’re taught to expect from classes like this. You’re not burdened with problems and requirements that interfere with how a company behaves in the real world, or state-mandated curricula that inhibit entrepreneurship and innovation.
And if there’s any incentive for real-world engagement, it’s imperative. Because, as I mentioned earlier, you want your students to have an experience that’s flexible and productive, especially if they’re going to perform well and get ahead in their careers.
Presented with special content designed to be delivered from an online learning environment, students can engage in the same dynamic online learning that has been their mainstay for many years. They can advance as a team, take on a leadership role, engage with classmates and give back to their communities at the same time. Their professors and company mentors can observe, be mentored, and offer feedback and feedback.
While online learning environments might face some technical challenges when transitioning to new technology, there are plenty of tools available that help managers and educators get to work.
Collaboration and Intelligent Team Learning Environments
While many online learning environments are built for one specific classroom set, they can be easy to use once you have them.
For example, thanks to technology like software like Student Bridge and the unique energy of the whiteboard, virtual classrooms can be created to make it easy for teams of students to start collaborating and doing business with each other and other students in other locations.
Another great feature of online learning environments is their ability to represent classes in real time. This not only makes it easy for companies to track individual student progress and quality, but also enables them to do it digitally, so they can watch students directly engaging in team projects at the same time as they’re watching them in-person.
And it makes a huge difference in the professionalism of online learning environments.
With a blended environment, companies don’t have to create new learning content every time they need to train. Their people simply do, and they can do it everywhere on a computer, smart phone, or tablet – all the time. So while virtual classrooms can be expensive and convenient, they are the way of the future.
You can also take advantage of the open educational resources out there. Some institutions have opened their libraries to anyone who wants to use them as part of a real-world classroom.
This kind of access is great for students in the initial years of their careers, who have only the bare essentials of computer training and an Internet connection. But as they mature, their degrees become much more valuable — and they will need to be taken into the real world with them.
Another benefit of having an open learning environment is that it can help position educators and managers for job offers that are maybe not right for them just yet. For many professional educators, this step is critical in navigating the increasingly competitive job market. If they’re viewed as being experts in an open environment, they’re in a better position to attract feedback from the world’s most successful businesses.