Unprepared for COVID-19 closures, schools and colleges nationwide quickly turned to Zoom and other live video conferencing platforms to simulate live classrooms. What could go wrong?
Zoombombing – The shortcomings of Synchronous remote education:
Classes using Zoom and other video conferencing platforms are under attack. Intruders are hijacking live classrooms to post hate speech and offensive images such as pornography. It’s a phenomenon so alarming that the FBI has issued a warning about using Zoom and many districts are banning the platform.
Asynchronous: The Safe Alternative Students and Teachers Prefer
Asynchronous classes do not have the risks Zoom and other video conferencing platforms are plagued by. Teachers record lessons when they want without disruption and students watch on their own schedule.
With Asynchronous classes:
- Classes can not be hacked and disrupted.
- Students can watch and re-watch lessons whenever they want and ask questions to teachers at their own pace without being put on the spot live.
- Teachers can reply to student questions with videos shared to the entire class.
We are the only platform to offer educators free unlimited asynchronous video lesson recordings with video question-answer functionality, called “Office Hours.”