124,000 U.S. schools were closed due to the global coronavirus pandemic. The state-ordered closures sent 55.1 million students to their homes but needed the education process to continue. Maryland’s State Superintendent of Schools, Dr.Karen B. Salmon, encouraged the school systems to provide digital learning opportunities for students. So that 900,000 Maryland’s students could successfully finish this academic year.
Education technology has become a critical enabler of remote learning. Thanks to e-learning platforms and services, academic institutions continue to hold online classes despite the quarantine interruption.
“These circumstances have brought digital to the fore and really offered the opportunity to explore different methods of delivery and communication with students outside of the institution. I think we will all have a new, improved approach to teaching and learning digitally as a result of this period of time”, says Amy Hollier, the Head of Blended Learning at Heart of Worcestershire College, UK.
Switching to online education, however, isn’t easy. Distance learning is a challenge for both students and faculty. It’s especially hard for educators who suddenly found themselves designing online courses and running virtual classrooms.
Unicheck, a leading educational technology developer, is a great support to educators during this challenging time. For all the institutions that have no active Unicheck licenses, the company grants free access to its plagiarism checker till June 30. Because the ability to keep academic integrity securely in place matters at all times.
Increased software capacity is vital during long-term lockdowns, especially among the school system. To establish a safe and stable online learning environment, Unicheck reinforces its product. Thanks to auto-scalable Amazon Web Services, it can now handle the high load. This allows teachers to check as many submissions as they need. The system will quickly analyze the students’ papers and provide reports without any delays.
Unicheck knows how important time is for educators. Unicheck Support Team is available 24/7 and ready to resolve any urgent issues that may come up.
In a nutshell, mandatory school closures have presented a great test for the educational system. Thanks to the educators who continued instructing online, it is passing with flying colors. Despite the stress and high pressure, teachers and instructors are still getting the job done. Let’s take a moment to appreciate these small heroes who make online education possible and commit to supporting them in any way we can.