We have written a great deal about teaching strategies and teaching techniques in our previous articles. Creating futuristic classrooms, standards-based grading, student engagement in online classrooms, outcome-based education, student-centric education, Project-based learning, etc. are a few. However, these teaching strategies are often not very easy to master and manage in a short period of time. Also, teachers need to maintain a very meticulous data management system for each of these to work.
So this time, we are going to introduce you to some incredible features of Linways LMS that can take a huge load off of your teaching process and enable you to easily manage these teaching techniques/strategies in your institution or classroom.
Feature Number 1: subject planner.
Linways LMS treats the subject as a community and the teacher as a moderator who leads that community. The teacher when selecting a batch he/she teaches is like entering the classroom where they can see all the students in that batch. From there, every relevant data metrics related to that batch can be accessed including attendance records, performance graphs, etc.
We’ve previously written about planning and strategy in education. Each subject needs to be properly planned, and that plan needs to be tracked along the course. So Linways provides a subject planner module that helps teachers to create a subject plan before beginning the course, and even upload course materials along with it. The students can view those subject plans relevant to them from their own accounts. So there’s transparency and outcome-based structure in the learning process.
Feature Number 2: Blended learning.
You can upload and share course materials and upload course-related videos or lectures. Online learning is a blended approach. It’s where we use technology to assist teaching-learning. So sharing course-related files, taking lectures online, etc. should also be integrated into the platform simply to improve the learning experience, if not for efficiency. With the document repository and digital library equipped in Linways, teachers can upload course-related documents and share course-related videos or lectures to their video lectures or other help files. All of these will be well organized and available within the platform.
Feature Number 3: Communication module.
The message box inside the learning management system will help teachers to communicate with their students and send important messages. Our mobile platform is also equipped with push notifications to alert students about such updates from time to time. So the classroom community stays alive even after the class has ended, and students can interact with their teacher for doubts of extra support whenever they need it.
Feature Number 4: Assess student performance.
Assessments are a crucial element in the learning process. Linways has a full-fledged assessment module to manage all the assessment activities from one platform. Teachers can give assignments through the system and students can submit them from their accounts. Teachers can then assess them and assign marks or grades without having to leave the platform. There are also advanced features like question paper generation with a question bank to assist teachers in the process. They can create quizzes and notify students about the time to attend, and students can then attend them from their accounts. The results will be readily available and they can be published through the platform itself. All in all, the entire assessment can be done very easily through the platform.
Feature Number 5: Being outcome-Based and student-centric.
Linways is build to help teachers and students to get the most out of their teaching-learning experience. For that very reason, we have always taken great care to make sure that Linways is futuristic, yet adaptable to the current education environment. Outcome-Based education is built into the platform and the teachers/institution can define the desired goals/outcomes, map those outcomes to the curriculum and assessments, and get a very insightful and detailed report of their attainment at the end. This allows the teachers to maintain a clear focus on their strategies and still gather enough data to see if their techniques working as they should.
Also published on Medium.