Strict teachers, dusty classroom desks, and cramped four-walls are long gone due to the technical advancement, it is now the era of virtual classrooms. E-learning platforms are being adopted by an increasing number of schools in Abu Dhabi, which is helping to improve the quality of student education. Virtual classrooms and other e-learning tools have been introduced in schools, allowing students to acquire their homework and classwork online, interact with other students, and participate in educational conversations.
E-learning platforms have grown in popularity as a delivery and management tool for academic institutions throughout the years. It has proven to be effective in transferring knowledge to students, particularly given the global threat of a pandemic. It enables students to go beyond what is taught in the classroom by allowing them to interact with their peers and teachers online.
Here is how most of the schools in Dubai engage students while balancing the methods of traditional teaching in collaboration with technology:
- There are several platforms that are being used in the UAE to create virtual learning environments. These platforms are used to assign tasks, arrange collaborative learning experiences, share learning resources, collect and mark student work, and facilitate game-based learning at the academies.
- Fusion, for example, is a virtual learning environment in which students are assigned to virtual learning spaces, one for each class, where they can access lesson resources and tasks as well as their home learning assignments. They can also discuss learning experiences and upload work for teachers via online forums.
- There are many innovative e-learning platforms used by primary schools in Abu Dhabi that allow students to join virtual classes online. Teachers’ screencasts, multimedia presentations, and live Skype conversations are all part of these interactive online lessons. Students can also use the platform to create blogs, forums, and web-based papers to reflect on their learning while communicating with peers and teachers both locally and globally.
- The method most commonly utilized in the UAE is a combination of offline learning — face-to-face traditional teaching – and internet learning, also known as ‘blended learning.’ Students attend classes and then complete online multimedia coursework to augment their education. Students in their classrooms share what they’ve learned on internet platforms with their peers. They also work together for student group activities, using knowledge acquired from online sites.
- In addition to essays, reports, tests, learning, and instruction that have gone online, students can now access books through technology. Smartbooks are more interactive than traditional books, and they are assisting schools in their efforts to become more paperless. In comparison to books, students find it easier to access online books on their iPads and tablets.
Technology has played a key role in bringing teachers and students closer to each other. Students aren’t afraid to reach out to their teachers in UAE as they share a cordial relationship with them because of the environment created in their respective schools. Having said that, subjects won’t be that difficult if teachers make learning fun.