Ta5 Digital Dive – What Are We Learning About eLearning?

What has COVID-19 Taught Us About eLearning? When COVID-19 shut down schools across the country, students went to the “backup system.” eLearning has been around in one form or another for quite some time. But in mid-March, it was put to a test that most K-12 schools have never experienced before. The Greenville County school district, the largest district in South Carolina and 44th largest in the United States, rolled out online lesson plans to more than 58,000 students—in a period of just three days! The result? More than 98-percent of students in Greenville County have successfully engaged with teachers online. And Greenville County Schools now leads the state in the number of mobile hotspots offered to students. But there have been challenges to say the least. Teaching, feeding and providing internet to students in a 795-square-mile county is easier said than done, according to GCS media relations director Tim Waller who witnessed the rollout firsthand. At the Tech After Five Digital Dive, Waller pulls back the curtain on one of the largest eLearning mobilizations in public school history. Waller will address, among other things: -The challenge of ensuring students had access to Wi-Fi regardless of where they live -How giving teachers more flexibility and autonomy led to jaw-dropping innovation -Why Google Classroom benefited from the school shutdown more than other eLearning platforms -How eLearning can help businesses grow and scale Join us for digital networking, a great presentation, and your chance to get your questions answered. All of this, and a money back guarantee . If you don't think we delivered a great presentation, tell us and we'll refund your money. We want you to be delighted with your time and investment with us. Tim Waller is the media spokesperson for Greenville County Schools—the largest school district in South Carolina. He was responsible for keeping students, parents and the public informed during the COVID-19 outbreak. Tim is best known for the 25 years he spent as a reporter and anchor at WYFF-TV in Greenville. During that time, he was honored with two Emmy awards for investigative reporting and was named South Carolina Reporter of the Year on four different occasions. In 2019, Tim left the station to form his own public relations business. He is considered an expert in the field of media relations and is renowned for his crystal clear messaging and strategic communications. Outside of work, Tim is the proud father of one daughter and a 4-year-old grandson. He enjoys camping, hiking, skiing, exercising, heading off on spur-of-the-moment road trips and collecting antique typewriters. Want to know more about this new event? Check out the podcast about it!
  • May 21, 2020
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