More and more institutions are suspending face-to-face instruction at the campus and are forced to take all of the classes online. Institutions are in a situation where they never taught online and most of them are unsure of what they will be doing or even where to start. Institutions might only have a few days to design their online courses. We’ll discuss the key questions that institutions should keep in mind as they begin to structure what the rest of the semester will look like, how will they teach, how will students engage, how will the stakeholders communicate, and how will they assess learning.
The fundamental question is how will mentors teach their class. Should it be a virtual instruction where mentors meet via video chat on-demand or should they allow students to work at your own pace? Institutions should keep in mind that students’ lives may also be disrupted by changes due to the pandemic, so you might want to consider self-paced videos. If you choose to virtual mentors online make sure you have access to a platform like Mentor-on-Demand that’s gonna help you facilitate this.
Instruction at institutions requires interaction among peers, mentors, and internal SMEs. The platform allows institutions to allocate sessions to their mentors at the desired time. Meanwhile, learners receive a link to attend the session at the designated time. You can list all your mentors and learners on the platform and they can communicate with each other just like you require. The platform is designed to train and deploy aspiring learners with no time-zone restrictions.
Synchronous and Asynchronous Mentoring:
- Once a learner logs in he/she can find the mentor available as scheduled.
- If your learners are watching self-paced videos, they get an option to book an appointment with any mentor based on their subject and branch.
- Learners can also be nominated to be mentors to promote peer-based learning.
Mentor-on-Demand allows you to set up sessions anytime and allows students to drop in just like they do in your class or normal office hours and ask you any questions that they might have. Also, you can allow individual appointments for students looking for a one-on-one consultation.
Learning Experience Platform
Our Learning Experience Platform [LXP], which consists of Mentor-on-demand connects learners and the instructors together when it comes to sharing learning resources. Both the learners and instructors get easy access to digital resources via computer, smartphone, or tablet. Instead of having learners travel long distances to computer labs at campuses, an immersive learning environment comes right to their device. The platform has reduced the communication lag among the instructors, learners, and technicians with the help of social media connectivity inside the platform.
All modules and course completion assessments are conducted through in-built assessment engine (Yaksha) on the platform. Techademy allows learners to take their online test from their hostel, home or any distraction-free location, while our live online proctors monitor their behavior throughout the session. In addition, audio and video of the candidate, video of the computer screen and activity on learners’ computers before and during the exam are recorded. The assessment engine is easy to set up and you can create assessments you have already prepared with simple XML uploads.
Once the assessments are over, instructors get to evaluate the test right on the platform and the results are shared with all learners via automated notifications. The AI-powered assessment engine also recommends unique learning paths based on learners’ performance during assessments and learning preferences.
All our programs are complemented with hands-on labs to fortify theoretical concepts in an effective and engaging way. For example, Techademy not only facilitates how learner completes their project but also allows learners to seek a Mentor on Demand when stuck at any point during the program. The AI-powered recommendation engine pops up to offer help with reference materials or similar questions.
Technology is an amazing tool to help learners excel in learning and mastering skills! Be it self-paced courses, assessments, engagement, or hands-on experience – you can always employ technology to improve learning outcomes.
See how Mentor-on-Demand or our entire learning experience platform can help your institution with uninterrupted instruction. Get in touch.