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How to facilitate remote learning: Part 2 — Engaging discussions

Teach and learn from anywhere.

In the wake of a health crisis — and to best keep students and educators safe — schools are re-evaluating their teaching practices and learning environments to accommodate an at-home, remote learning experience.

The ability to make this fully functional and efficient falls on the shoulders of IT, educators and students. But, with the right tools in place, remote learning can be as simple and intuitive as in-person.

In our five-part blog series, we identify five ways you can best serve students and teachers when you move learning online. We cover how to:

Part 1: Set expectations for students and teachers

Part 2: Facilitate engaging discussions daily

Part 3: Promote peer-to-peer interaction

Part 4: Offer active learning through projects and breakout groups

Part 5: Leverage apps and games

Facilitate engaging discussions daily

Just because the teacher and students are not in the same location, that doesn’t mean their lines of communication are no longer open.

A virtual environment mandates even better and more personal communication between teachers and students. Increased communication keeps everyone engaged and connected and encourages better learning and more quality connections.

When paired with Apple Classroom, Jamf School facilitates classroom management so teachers can quickly identify which students may need help and require attention. This is done by allowing the teacher to view where the student is in their iPad lesson.

By using Chat functionality within Jamf School, the teacher and student can communicate and facilitate learning on more of a personal level — all without calling attention to the student or requiring them to be in the same physical space. And this is all done through the Jamf Student app, which facilitates secure, two-way communication.

With Jamf Pro, you can seamlessly deploy a communication app to your entire institution. Imagine enabling your entire school with a video conferencing app like WebEx. Teachers can easily host video-empowered class sessions while taking questions from students in real time. Better yet, students feel engaged and enjoy a true face-to-face learning experience from the comfort of their home.

Be prepared for all learning environments

Facilitating remote learning is only going to be more commonplace — with or without health scares. With a plan in place and the right tools at the ready, transitioning from in-class to online learning can be as easy as reciting the ABCs.

If you’re ready to deliver the best learning experience to every student regardless of location, we’re ready to help. Get started with a free trial of our education solutions. And once a customer, take advantage of over 130 free online training modules on how to best leverage Jamf Pro to empower your educators and students.

Be on the lookout for part three of our blog series on ways to promote peer-to-peer interaction. In the meantime, sign up for our April 2 webinar for additional ways to support remote learning.