Lessening Learner Loneliness And More On This Special Podcast Series In Response To COVID-19 Crisis


Students, parents, and educators are feeling the extraordinary ripple effect of the coronavirus as schools shut down and quarantine methods are ordered amidst the public health emergency. In this series, we want to share best practices from our community and how our educators and innovators are managing school shutdowns, distance learning and more. 

Francis Jim B. Tuscano, HundrED Ambassador and Innovator behind Kids Can! Innovation Camp, Manila, Philippines

In response to #covid19's effect on education systems, empowerED Podcast, hosted by HundrED Ambassador and Innovator behind Kids Can! Innovation Camp, Francis Jim B. Tuscano has released a special 5-episode series on Online Distance Learning (ODL). The episodes cover an introduction to ODL, lessening learning loneliness, designing ODL units and assessments, EdTech tools for ODL, and learning tips for ODL students. This is empowerED Podcast's contribution to helping schools and learners transition towards online learning. 

Each episode explores a particular angle of online learning and you can find them on both Spotify & Apple Podcast.

S0301: What is Online Distance Learning - In this episode, understand what online distance learning (ODL) is and how it is different from face-to-face learning in the classroom.

S0302: Lessening Learner "Loneliness" in ODL - In online distance learning, an important reality to be considered is the transactional distance between the learner and the teacher. The episode explores how teachers can lessen its effect on the learner. This is part 2 of the 5-episode series in response to the #Covid19 pandemic effect on education

S03E03: Designing Online Distance Learning Unit and Assessment - Understand what needs to be considered to increase and sustain interaction among learners and teachers in an online learning unit and how to integrate assessments strategically in order to help students learn deeper and better.

S03E04: EdTech Tools that Support Online Distance Learning - This episode explores EdTech tools that can help and support ODL as being discussed.

S03E05: Tips for Students Undergoing Online Distance Learning - Learners can survive and thrive in an online distance learning environment. In this episode, find some worthwhile and essential tips for students enrolled in an online distance learning class. 

We thank our community members like  Francis Jim B. Tuscano for offering support and resources in this time of need. For more articles, innovations & resources, head to our Educator Toolkit especially designed to support educators & parents during this COVID-19 outbreak.