To help schools, the Department of Education has published guidance on how to continue supporting remote learning.
Given the extended period of closures and in preparing for a blended approach, the department has recommended that all schools aim to “engage with pupils on an ongoing basis through the wide range of e-learning platforms available rather than provide hard copy or emailed resources alone”.
It notes that technology can potentially increase both the quality and quantity of remote learning.
The use of e-learning platforms can provide additional opportunities to motivate pupils, establish a daily routine and give feedback, enhancing their learning experience.
The new guidance includes ideas for providing feedback when remote learning.
Online quizzes to give auto-feedback on incorrect answers. Free platforms, including Quizlet and Kahoot! provide data on pupil responses. Such low stakes testing provides pupils with opportunities to actively process the information being presented.