Due to COVID-19, it will not be possible to start operations at the universities in the usual form for the winter semester either. Up to now, the switch to digital teaching has sometimes worked better and sometimes worse. One thing is certain, however: it happened at a speed that would not have been possible under other circumstances. Thanks are also due to software providers who offered special conditions & special licenses of their products to meet the challenges this year. Even at the end of the year, many of these are still current.
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Providers of various online services offer preliminary free options due to the Corona crisis. Photo: [https://unsplash.com/photos/pPzQP35zh4o Artem Beliaikin]
Last update on 12/15/2020
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Whether in a one-on-one consultation, or during the seminar with several participants: Personal contact is what makes teaching work. It increases engagement and guarantees attention. A number of tools offer the service of being auditorily and visually connected to several people in a conference call. Hand raising and screen sharing can then be used to coordinate discussions accordingly and share presentations with the other participants.
Webroom Education (always free) A free virtual classroom for live online instruction for up to 12 people. No registration required.
Amazon Web Services & Kaltura (currently free for many educational institutions and EdTechs) As leading providers of cloud-based video solutions, AWS (more special licenses from AWS) and Kaltura have teamed up to help educational institutions, along with their students and faculty affected by the impact of the coronavirus, continue their educational programs remotely. Among other things, AWS currently offers server line to many EdTechs for free.
MOOC platforms also make their offerings available to learners and higher education institutions affected by Corona.
Coursera (free for universities and college students): Coursera allows access to over 3,800 courses for up to 5,000 students per institution after an eligibility check. Use of admin tools and analytics and online support are included. How about a course on Learning to Teach Online"?
Once again, the list is constantly expanding. You know of a tool that we don't list yet? Did we make any mistake? Then let us know!
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