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Remote teaching: Effective live lessons

Schools may have re-opened more widely after the third lockdown, but remote teaching looks set to be with us for some time to come, including live online lessons. Dr Sharon Smith considers some differences between online and classroom teaching and offers a few tips


Without doubt, teachers are the experts when it comes to helping students engage and thrive with their learning in the classroom. However, it has been a challenge to adapt our teaching practices online, to manage student engagement, identify each individual student’s needs and carry out effective assessment for learning in the new remote environment.


Remote learning research

The pandemic saw an explosion of ed-tech video-conferencing and online learning content providers and this technology has meant that a majority of students have been able to continue their education and receive academic support beyond the physical classroom – but this has not been without challenges, not least with regards the digital divide.

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