Remote Reporting? What Schools Don’t Know About Remote Learning

With 90% of the world’s students out of the physical classroom, funds have been reallocated and plans quickly put in place to support remote learning. More school devices are in students’ homes than ever before. Teachers are beginning remote instruction — some under state or district guidance, some on their own. And students are logging in to learn from home.

But do schools really know who is doing what?

(And if they don’t, how can they ensure the effectiveness and safety of remote learning?)
More than ever, the activity of users can be a black hole to district administrators — just when they need data more than ever to make decisions in this new world and to demonstrate to school boards, parents, and communities that funds and resources are being used effectively to engage students in remote instruction.

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Do you know the answers to these questions about remote learning in your schools:

  • Are your teachers using video and chat tools that haven’t been vetted?
  • Who hasn’t used your LMS during the closure?
  • Which new tools that you’ve added are really being adopted?
  • What students are engaged in remote learning – and who is disengaged?
  • What tools were used last month that aren’t this month, and vice versa?
  • Have teachers implemented free tools that violate student data privacy policies?
  • Do teachers need additional training to effectively use new digital tools?
  • What classes are active, and which are inactive?

Data matters more than ever, but with devices and users dispersed not just across a district but across town, that holistic visibility can be harder to come by.

With Lightspeed Analytics™, schools get the answers they need about remote learning use, activity, and effectiveness.

Activity data from across apps, applications, and web sites – and across operating systems – is pulled together to provide the information schools need to:

Drive ROI

See what’s being used, what’s underused, and where licenses are redundant or unnecessary

Increase adoption

Drill into adoption and engagement, by app or tool and by school, class, or user

Ensure student data privacy

Spot “rogue” apps that haven’t been vetted and may violate data security and privacy policies

Make remote learning safe and effective

Keep activity in line with guidelines; make sure tools are safe; and ensure all learners and educators are engaged

Lightspeed Analytics is easy to deploy (from anywhere) and schools will quickly get the information they need to make smarter, data-driven decisions to improve plans around remote learning tools and technology.

If Coronavirus has taught us anything, it’s that schools need remote learning plans. For those plans to be effective, they need to be guided by data.


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