Taking online classes is more common today than ever before. Over the past year, students ranging from elementary to high school and beyond to collegiate level have attended classes online. There are times that remaining engaged feels a bit overwhelming. In other words, students may find themselves incredibly checked out. This leads many people to question what to do when you are bored in online class.
How many times have you presented a lesson to only have students stare at you in confusion following its delivery? The plethora of content that you packed into an energy-filled lesson was reduced to at least one-half of the students asking, ¨What did you say?¨
Okay, okay – this illustration might be a bit exaggerated; nonetheless, finding a way to present content in the most impactful way possible is a necessity in today’s fast-paced world.
As an educator, one solution is something called microlearning.
‘Online learning’ is a phrase that has taken on new meaning over the past 18 months or so. With traditional learning shifting to online learning, the pros and cons of online learning have gained much discussion and debate.
Trying to determine if this new approach for educators is working has yielded enthusiasm and speculation.
As an educator, the ability to utilize technology, like screen sharing software, for maximizing instruction has greatly enhanced the process; nonetheless, it is not without some disadvantages.