A new survey conducted by Splashtop outlines key areas in which universities around the world can improve the delivery of e-learning.
Splashtop poll has been largely positive in its outcomes and has demonstrated that distance learning can be an effective option for students.
The study collected the results of a survey of more than 2,500 people in the education industry, including teachers, IT administrators and students from 42 countries.
Splashtop is a global provider of solutions for remote access, collaboration and distance support, and connects universities with the right technology to introduce distance learning.
Universities can improve e-learning by providing remote access to computer lab resources
Splashtop aimed to assess how well their universities are adapting to respond to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The results of a survey conducted by e-learning The expert noted that the main ways to improve the effectiveness of distance learning: providing remote access to computer lab resources on campus and providing distance IT support for both students and faculty.
Students who study from home very rarely have the means or resources to recreate high-performance workstations and software applications (including tools such as Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe editing tools, and language programmers such as C ++, Java, and Python) that they would normally have access to.
Thus, to give remote students access to computer labs on campus, you can use remote access tools to connect students and faculty with these facilities through any device.
Another key area of improvement that was identified in the survey was the need to provide remote IT support to help students and faculty, especially because they are now highly dependent on their home computer devices.
Universities can equip their IT teams with remote support software that will allow them to fix any technical issues that users face while learning.
53% said e-learning is more effective than face-to-face learning
Other survey findings include the fact that 55% of educational institutions currently conduct their curricula either entirely remotely or as a hybrid of personal and online.
Interestingly, more than half of the respondents (53%) thought that distance learning was more effective than full-time learning, or equal.
Mark Lee, CEO of Splashtop, expressed hope that the survey would help universities both in the turbulent period caused by the pandemic and after it.
“By creating an integrated ecosystem of collaborative tools, e-learning platforms and remote access tools, distance learning can be an effective option not only during COVID-19 but also beyond.
“Given the rapidly changing educational landscape and the growth of distance and hybrid learning, educational institutions can provide more consistent learning through smart technologies.”
Josephine Walbank is a Global Education Times (GET News) reporter with a focus on education in the UK, Asia Pacific and America, as well as student experience and lifestyle news.
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