Even with the easing of the pandemic, one thing is clear: virtual meetings are here to stay. For many people, the pandemic was a chance to prove they could do their jobs from home, avoiding arduous commutes, and staying closer to their families. After getting a taste of the future, working remotely is now the preferred way forward for many. Unfortunately, virtual meetings haven’t been so easy for teachers.
Of the myriad problems teachers faced during the pandemic, decline in student engagement was one of the worst. The monotony of talking heads on Zoom lead to a decline in students’ absorption of school material. Students were able to coast through their education with their cameras off, disengaged, and missing out on integral parts of their studies.
Thankfully, there’s a better way to make virtual learning fun for both student and teacher: Kumospace, a virtual meeting space that works more like a party than a prison. With Kumospace, you can enter the world of a virtual classroom, with places to sit, opportunities to break into different corners for group assignments, and easy interaction with your classmates. You can also customize your virtual background and add your own music playlist or YouTube videos. The video chat platform has been used by a number of K-12 schools as well as for interactive courses or events for Harvard University, Columbia University Business School, and Tufts University, among other institutions.
In other words, Kumospace actually engages students. If they don’t watch out, they might learn something!
Here are a few strategies to make Kumospace work best for you for your remote classroom needs.