Remote Learning with Teams
We recognize the role technology can play during this uncertain time. Many schools around the world are making the difficult decision to temporarily close for the health and safety of students, educators, and staff. Given this, schools are looking for ways to keep students engaged and learning.
We want to support public health and safety by simplifying remote learning, and empowering educators with tech that helps foster a positive learning environment grounded in collaboration, creation, and connection. Did you know Microsoft Teams is free to schools as part of Office 365 A1?
Microsoft Teams brings conversations, content, assignments, and apps together in one place. As a virtual meeting platform, Teams is designed to enable discussion, and its features allow for easy assignment distribution—no matter where people are located. Teams also helps school administrators and staff stay connected and allows for real-time sharing of announcements.
Case Study: How a Catholic School in Australia Benefited from Teams for Remote Learning
Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) uses Microsoft Teams to promote equity of access to learning opportunities for students. This online school originated out of needs associated with distance and limited class offerings at small schools—but shortly after opening, they discovered that it was also beneficial for several other categories of students, such as elite athletes who frequently traveled or students experiencing health concerns and needed to work remotely. After only two years of operation, CEWA sees a continued demand for its service.
Though the schools looking at online education due to the COVID-19 outbreak did not originally intend to offer virtual learning, it will likely lead to a discovery of benefits that may not have been previously considered. This blog provides an insight into what CEWA experienced during its transition, the advantages and peculiarities of virtual learning, and how Teams made communication and collaboration possible: “We believe that when you have strong relationships between students and teacher you get a great connection, and with a great connection you get great collaboration. Teams gives us the flexibility to collaborate in one spot,” shares CEWA program manager Meredith Roe.
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We Offer IT Solutions for Schools
The demand for IT in schools is increasing. Remote learning, centralized database for school records and students’/educators’ need to access the internet are major factors why schools need to invest in a quality IT service.
We help schools with the following services:
- Facilitate remote or distance learning
- Improve collaboration with secure IT cloud solutions
- Reduce costs through technology
- Increase efficiency with a centralized administrative systems