Distance learning? Don’t take the availability and quality of electricity for granted.
Are you struggling with distance learning?
As we all know, with distance learning, lessons are carried out using virtual classrooms where teachers and students can communicate, interact, and collaborate even if they are physically distant from each other, mainly through an online learning environment.
Virtual classrooms are a place where students see, hear, and interact with the teacher and their classmates. It also provides comprehensive access to all relevant learning modules and other materials.
For both educational institutions and teachers and students, holding virtual lessons online means having to rely on technology and having the right digital tools, both of which need continuous and quality power to keep running.
As well as a reliable and stable internet connection, distance learning also depends on a range of electronic equipment, devices, and applications: PCs, smartphones, tablets, and scanning and/or printing devices; software applications to enable virtual classrooms (e.g. video conferencing and audio conferencing applications that allow teachers and students to see and hear each other); real-time text chat apps,; and online platforms for sharing learning materials to ensure more structured lessons and enable teachers and students to be on the same page.
But what happens if a power failure occurs? Even if it is very short, it could be very damaging: beside invalidating an ongoing exam or test, some files could be compromised and become inaccessible or, in the worst-case scenario be permanently lost. Some devices could also be damaged and subsequently incur unexpected costs for their repair or replacement.
These problems can be avoided by using uninterruptible power supplies (UPS).
A UPS protects these critical devices from major power problems, including total power failure, fluctuations, spikes and dips. Having a UPS allows you to power the devices connected to it so that you can turn them off correctly and safely, completing the most urgent activities that were taking place.
With Riello UPS's iPlug and iDialog ranges, schools, students, and teachers can protect themselves in their distance learning activities.
iPlug is an Offline UPS ideal for home (SOHO), office and personal entertainment devices. Main features:
- Simple plug & play installation
- Lightness and compactness
- User-replaceable batteries
iDialog is the perfect UPS for protecting PCs, laptops and entertainment devices. Main features are:
- Simple Plug & Play installation
- Ideal for home office and home use
But how will teaching change in the near future?
However, digital teaching remains an experience to be saved and virtual lessons certainly bring benefits: they can promote learning by putting students at the center of their educational path; they can open new channels and types of communication between and with students, even outside the physical spaces of the classroom; they can also bring those people who are currently unable to physically attend classes closer to university education.
This is why Riello UPS continuously invests in new technologies to improve the performance and efficiency of its products. The social commitment of Riello UPS aims to help the present and above all positively affect the future, combining the inevitable need for energy with the protection of the environment.