Educators can adjust online classes to fit learning styles

educationdive | April 15, 2020

Educators must balance many learning preferences as students adjust to online learning, which will be a good fit for some and difficult for others, District Administration reports. Some students will struggle with change and others will have a hard time dealing with isolation. Administrators can guide teachers to adjust their instruction to students’ individual needs and preferences. Introverted students, for example, thrive when allowed to explore thoughts and ideas but don’t like being put on the spot, while extroverts think out loud and learn well with group discussions, which can be done through online chat groups.

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In the case of virtual mobility, a university programme might prefer to make its online course catalogue also open to students and universities outside of an institutional agreement, in particular online courses, MOOCs (on a MOOC platform or on their learning environment), virtual seminars, projects, educational games, virtual labs, etc. In this case, its course catalogue is not restricted anymore to institutions with which it signed an institutional (Erasmus) agreement for exchange mobility. A student of another university can take the initiative to apply for mobility on online courses or learning activities in the open catalogue of this programme. 

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In the case of virtual mobility, a university programme might prefer to make its online course catalogue also open to students and universities outside of an institutional agreement, in particular online courses, MOOCs (on a MOOC platform or on their learning environment), virtual seminars, projects, educational games, virtual labs, etc. In this case, its course catalogue is not restricted anymore to institutions with which it signed an institutional (Erasmus) agreement for exchange mobility. A student of another university can take the initiative to apply for mobility on online courses or learning activities in the open catalogue of this programme. 

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