Inclusive Digital Learning Platform to Optimize Student Success
Coursera cofounder Daphne Koller has designed a Zoom alternative calledEngageli, a platform tailored to education that enables students to work in intimate group settings in virtual classrooms. Engageli’s platform is designed to let students “sit” with other classmates at small virtual tables, where they can chat or work on assignments together while following along with their teacher. The class can be recorded, and a built-in note-taking tool syncs with a timestamp in the recording. The virtual platform also offers several test-taking options, such as quizzes, polls, and chats, inside the window. The engagement metrics are focused on how much students are actually interacting with the platform and one another.
Across the world, equity and accessibility have become two of the thorniest issues districts face as they continue to offer learning in remote and hybrid learning environments. In the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, some states delayed online learning because they realized all students could not access it.
A free online whiteboard tool called Whiteboard.fi provides classroom teachers with live feedback and immediate overview of their students’ learning. After creating a virtual class space on Whiteboard.fi, teachers invite their students to join.