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What Recent Changes in University Teaching Should Be Continued?


Posted: Friday, January 22, 2021. 4:58 am CST.


The year 2020 brought a paradigm shift in the way universities view education. Until late 2019, university lecture halls were a beehive of activities as thousands of students flocked the halls for lectures. The sudden lockdown in early 2020 left the lecture halls empty and lectures suddenly halted. 


There was no certainty on when the lockdown would end and university administrations had to rethink new ways to teach. Now that the lecture halls are open again, the new ideas could be shelved and easily forgotten, but some will be useful to keep. 

Online courses


Although online courses were being offered before COVID, most students preferred physical classes. The shift changed in 2020 and the number of students taking online courses increased to more than 30%


Online courses were favored because they were flexible and students could take the courses at their own time and pace. Lecturers customize notes for online courses which are easier and faster to read. 


After the lockdown was lifted, most students returned to regular classes and lecturers were happy again to connect with their students in the lecture halls. Online courses are the future of university education. 


Today, more students are working and attending classes in the evening. Online courses will save them time and they could perform better. 


Education apps


The absence of teachers and students in the universities brought another paradigm shift – mobile apps for learning. Human beings are adaptive to change and will always find another means of survival when certain areas seem impossible. 


Various developers in collaboration with educationists created smartphone apps that carried full courses from grade 1 to the highest level in the university. The student could log in and open or download their topic of interest and within seconds, they start learning or taking exams. 


The students are back to school now and many have forgotten the learning apps. Every student should be encouraged to continue using their study apps even if it means on a supplemental basis. The apps will be useful now and in the future through images, videos, sound and text. 


Experience in writing can help university students write better and more engaging essays. Most of the college students are new to writing and have very little experience. That’s why most of them feel strained whenever they are given an essay to write. 

Thankfully, many online writers offer academic writing services. As a student, you can 
pay to get your essay written by a professional essay writer at Ca.EduBirdie. To order an essay, you need to first identify your preferred academic writer and the quality you want. 

Virtual classes


The virtual classroom is scalable and students can interact with their teachers in real-time. This is one of the inventions that was triggered by the lockdown. The advantage of a virtual class is that students can connect with their teachers online from any place globally. 


Virtual classes were very helpful during the lockdown but teachers relaxed after they returned to the traditional classes. Virtual classes have several advantages, like students can ask questions in real-time and engage their peers while in any location in the world. It is one of the best technologies that should be retained. 


A few years ago, university students had limited access to professional academic writing services. Today, technology has helped and students have access to some of the best essay writing services online. 


There are several reasons why you may choose to pay someone to write your essay at EduBirdie. It can be due to a lack of time, ideas or engagement with another assignment. Whatever your reason is, most of the essay writing sites offer students a professionally written essay. 


New assessment procedures and student innovations


Traditionally, students are assessed by sitting for timed exams in halls. They are mostly assessed on book knowledge instead of practical knowledge. As more students move away from the traditional classroom, the style of assessment needs to be changed and deal more with practical knowledge. 


On the other hand, students know what’s the best fit for them in an environment saturated with fast technological development. They can be allowed to innovate better learning methods including apps and gadgets that can improve remote learning. 




Many players in the education sector may not agree with the fact that the way of learning is drastically changing. Most of the changes were useful for a better remote learning environment. They can be embraced and improved because they carry answers to the many questions about the future of education. 


Author’s Bio:


Joshua Robinson works for a tech startup that develops apps and software to smoothen the education process in schools and colleges. As a side gig, he writes for an academic writing service and provides thesis and dissertation assistance to students. In his free time, he likes to review food trucks, watch live sports and play lawn tennis. 



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