Press Release (ePRNews.com) - MANCHESTER, N.H. - Mar 11, 2020 - Due to the coronavirus, for the next six months, Retrieve Technologies, Inc. will be offering its Virtual Teaching System for free.
Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has begun to take its toll on industry markets, business operations, transportation, healthcare and more importantly on education. Universities and K-12 Schools are at a higher risk due to the assembly of hundreds and thousands of students. COVID-19 is known to spread easily and sustainably and has the potential to spread within six feet of contact with an infected individual. So how can educators protect themselves in their traditional style of classroom learning? Well first – let’s take a look at how the coronavirus is affecting education.
Traditional university classrooms can have 20, 30, 40 and sometimes even 100+ students sitting in the same room, only a few feet from each other. Due to the tight proximity, students are at a much higher risk of having the COVID-19 virus spread to them. In response to these risks, hundreds of schools across the world are closing their campus doors and moving to online education. As the coronavirus case numbers continue to skyrocket, we can expect this number to increase as well. The need for remote education has never been more in demand. Universities are moving as quickly as they can to get courses moved to a digital space, without diminishing the quality of their teachings. The Retrieve Virtual Teaching System is the solution to modern remote education.
Retrieve can be used to host full classrooms of any sizes and levels. Courses can be created in hours with this intuitive drag and drop interface. Whether it’s video, images, PDF documents, Microsoft documents, file attachments or just plain text, professors can easily replicate their courses in an instant. Students can be added to the system in bulk and added to specific student and course groups – all that is needed is first and last name and email address. Live and asynchronous video conferencing allows students and faculty to feel as though they are back in the classroom. Communication tools give students a space to collaborate and work towards group projects and objectives, maintaining a sense of community. Assessments, assignments and activities can be hosted in the system to gauge competency and encourage engagement. Retrieve’s Virtual Teaching System goes beyond the traditional classroom, while still offering a sense of togetherness.
We believe that everyone should have an equal opportunity to learn. Retrieve is here to offer Institutions and individual Professors a sense of normalcy through this time of struggle. Get your courses moved into Retrieve in just seven easy steps.
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