@whereby (www.whereby.com) the secure video conferencing tool developed in Norway, and @Showbie (www.showbie.com), a Canadian education platform used by teachers and students across the world, are today announcing a partnership that will see virtual classroom video chat and real-time lesson delivery added to Showbie, powered by Whereby’s video conferencing technology.
The importance of supporting students' mental health and wellbeing online, not only during lockdown but at all times
There is no denying that university life can be stressful for many, at the best of times. Students are being forced to navigate a new environment, adapt to the move away from teacher-led classroom learning towards self-motivated study, and remain on top of the seemingly endless stream of looming deadlines.
Like many industries, the world of higher education has been hit hard by the current COVID-19 pandemic. With lockdown measures being enacted in countries across the globe, recent reports have suggested many universities are facing the prospect of refunding tuition fees - following an online petition of 266,000 students who face starting the academic year in social isolation. However, the current crisis has seen those institutions which have been built for remote learning and long-distance higher education become vital support structures for those seeking to continue their education uninterrupted.
Promoting #Diversity and #Inclusion
A diverse and inclusive classroom is one that treats each student according to their individual needs and is, in theory, a happy one. However, in any classroom, there will inevitably be louder and quieter students.
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