In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, remote learning has become the new normal across the country, and it’s likely to last for the remainder of the school year. Parents are becoming teachers for the first time, and educators are transitioning from in-person instruction to remote learning programs with little warning and few resources to turn to.
As the education community navigates this newly remote world, creating compelling online learning experiences is essential. Educators have already moved lectures to video conferencing, testing to online platforms, and are even hosting virtual office hours. But to build an effective remote environment for the long-term, we need to provide access to real tools that will help educators, students, and parents thrive during this time.
"Today, as the world faces these unprecedented circumstances, we want to empower students and teachers with the tools they need to effectively adapt to remote learning," said Cerego CEO Paul Mumma. "It's our mission at Cerego to improve how people learn — and our platform can do so at scale."
With the proper systems in place, online learning has the potential to match the comprehension and quality of an in-person setting, and even teach students how to learn more effectively for the future. Without adequate resources though, student comprehension can suffer, leading to long-term effects on education quality. In order to help educators optimize remote learning and ensure positive outcomes, Cerego will offer free platform access to new customers for the remainder of the school year, assisting classes and departments who have recently moved to distance learning.
“Today, as the world faces these unprecedented circumstances, we want to empower students and teachers with the tools they need to effectively adapt to remote learning,” said Cerego CEO Paul Mumma. “It’s our mission at Cerego to improve how people learn — and our platform can do so at scale. This period of learning is going to create an entirely new way of educating, and we need a solution that benefits learners for the long-term.”
With Cerego, instructors can create or upload any learning content and around it easily build meaningful quizzes with Cerego’s artificial intelligence and natural language processing tools. Cerego then promotes strong retention by spacing out tests according to a personalized schedule. This ensures that everyone in the class reaches the same retention level as set by the instructor. Cerego also integrates directly with learning management software, including Canvas, Blackboard, and Moodle, so universities can quickly and easily make Cerego available to instructors and students.
Cerego has been shown to improve long-term comprehension and to help students develop more impactful study habits. Students using Cerego have shown a 12-point improvement in their overall grade, and a 16-point improvement on analytic questions. With Cerego, students learn to be better remote learners — and then have the tools to succeed when they return to the classroom. This is a new reality for all of us, but we hope that offering Cerego free of charge to educators will smooth the transition to remote education without sacrificing outcomes — and create an effective learning environment well into the future.
To access Cerego’s free platform offering, connect with our customer success team.