The K-12 education industry has had to make some serious pivots and abrupt turns throughout the last year. While COVID-19 affected many industries, schools were one of the largest impacted with the transition from in-person to online being a major headache for teachers, students, and parents alike.
Since the pandemic took us all by a storm in March 2020, many of us were not prepared for a quick transfer to online. PowerPoint and Google Slides were common tools used as teachers did what they could with what they had access to.
Now that we are one year into this life-changing event, it may be time to rethink your orientation and training needs and consider using a dedicated communication platform like Comevo.
Communication Platforms Are The Future
Presentation slides are outdated. While they do a good job at displaying the information you need to convey, they are limited in their capabilities and do not engage students in an effective way.
Often times presentation slides are jam packed with information, information that most students may not even retain due to information overload.
Comevo combats this issue by allowing for videos, photos and quizzes to be embedded in each module. You can track the pace at which your users go through each module and can actively engage them at different points of the orientation or training with pop-up quizzes or fun ice breaker questions with results that can be tracked and analyzed in module reports.
Presentation slide services are easy to use, generally free and allow for photos and embedded videos. These services are used as “the norm” and if it’s not broken, why fix it?
Well, it’s not broken, yet.
We are living in an increasingly technology focused world. According to a 2019 study by Common Sense Media, teens spent an average of 7.5 hours per day online. And that was before COVID-19.
As humans we are inundated with the equivalent amount of close to 34 gigabytes of data and information each day.
Simply putting pictures on every other slide and dumping information onto a presentation is not going to capture the attention of students — and is easy to be forgotten.
On the other hand, Comevo is professional, branded and affordable. While we also allow for the embedding of photos and videos, we really stand out with our engaging tools that allow for voice-overs, quizzes and more.
You can monitor the progress of your users, implement a force-watch on videos and utilize quizzes to ensure that your users are actually taking the time to sit with the information you are providing and not just skipping through the pages.
Our modules can be saved, updated easily and accessed an unlimited number of times by students — essentially becoming an information library that can be built upon year after year.
And that is only the beginning of what we can offer you.
Comevo, Inc., the market leader in online orientation and training software, is a technology company dedicated to providing tools that are easy, expandable and built for student success. We have been providing software to help schools streamline communication with their students since 1999.
Since then, schools ranging from small private colleges to major four-year universities have used our cost-effective software to engage with their students easily and create branded online orientations built for student success.
Comevo is always seeking to inspire and improve communication throughout schools — including K-12. Our suite of online services is affordable and scalable to help you create professional modules on any topic, for any department and to suit any need.
Technology is becoming the forefront of our lives and you can prepare for it by staying ahead of the curve and booking a free demo with us today. Learn more about our work with the K-12 industry and book a demo today.