Construct Rapid Response Support
With the worldwide outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), life is asking a lot of almost everyone right now- and we’re here to help you.
Don't judge online teaching by what you see in the next few weeks. Great online learning takes time, and the teaching and learning experiences will continue to improve over time.
- Katie Bradford, COO
We are aware that teachers across the world are scrambling right now to move their instruction online. Students are concerned about meeting educational and professional requirements. Stress levels are high.
How can Construct, an online learning company, help teachers transitioning their materials online for the first time?
Below is a list of resources, advice, and frequently asked questions that will help you get started. If you have other questions and concerns or want to get in contact with our team, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page. We're always happy to help.
Online classes, and teaching face-to-face classes online, isn't quite the same thing
- Michael Atkinson, CLO
Keep an eye on our most recent blog posts for more tips and updates on best practices for transitioning to online learning.
Rapid Response Solutions
Construct can consult and work side-by-side with your team to offer wrap-around services to support new online course development, focusing on novice online instructors.
Understand the faculty's needs
Project Management Plan
Recommended tools, tips, & templates
Transition & Management Plans
Homepage layout for replication & reuse
Module & content page templates (banners, icons, placeholders, instructional text)
1 x self recorded video with templated motion graphics per course
2 x infographics per course
Instructional text written by Construct
Instructor content collected, formatted and delivered inside your course
Discussions, peer reviewed activity or case study, multiple choice questions
Students upload assignments and receive grades
Frequently asked questions
Does this impact the work we’re doing at Construct?
At Construct, building trust and relationships with our customers is always our top priority, and now is no exception. We’re only as good as the work we deliver and the promises we keep. If we’ve promised to deliver high quality online learning experiences for your institution, we’ll keep that promise.
How quickly can you move online?
What resources do we have to help move online quickly?
What advice do we have for organizations trying to undergo a quick digital transformation?
What partnership resources do we offer?
We are partnered with several learning companies such as Instructure, Noodle, and Pearson so that we provide you with a variety of resources. This includes greater access to technology, such as an LMS (Learning Management System), and more layers of quality control, personalized interaction, project management, and oversight.
How does online instruction delivery change your courses?
Does moving online diminish faculty-student communication and interaction?
Though students and instructors don’t have the ability to meet face-to-face in strictly online learning environments, communication and interaction is not lessened or diminished; rather, it’s different. Courses built with Construct integrate built-in messaging capabilities, video lectures, and enabled online video conferencing so that neither learners nor educators will lack the tools they need to get the most out of their learning experience.
Why is learning design so important for moving online?
Online learning requires preparation and expertise just like live instruction does, but in different ways. For example, media must be created that is effective and engaging, because students are alone at their computers; the technology interface should include navigation that is intuitive and not confusing; some concepts will need to be explained differently than they are in a live setting, so that students can readily understand without someone there to explain; and so on. Learning happens differently online than it does in person, and so designing it appropriately is important.
How can we help you manage your instruction in the short term?
How can we help you manage your instruction in the long term?
In the longer term, we’ll use the relationships we’ve already built with your team to help you take advantage of the unique opportunities complete online learning can add to your classroom. This includes, in-house production and design of custom videos and graphics, the integration of learning strategy, around the clock support, and advanced technology implementation.