Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Advanced Research in Education
Microsoft One Note Collaboration Space: A Powerful Platform to Engage Participation in an ESL Classroom
Puteri Ayufiza Asmuni
With the continuous suspensions of schools and educational institutions due to COVID-19, many educators around the world have been seen struggling and grappling with an array of digital learning platforms to choose from. During this time, educators and policymakers have expressed concerns about adequate student engagement through remote learning or, in some cases, inability to reach students completely (Chambers, Scala and English). Many teachers are unsure of the most effective, practical, and user-friendly digital educational tools to utilize to deliver lessons, conduct classroom activities and provide feedback to students. As a result, students have become demotivated to partake in classroom activities and disengaged from the virtual classroom experiences. Findings revealed that majority of students prefer face-to-face classrooms to online learning and most of them are not willing to learn online in the future. (Imsa-ard). To help minimize the gap between teachers and students in an online learning environment, Big Tech companies like Google, Microsoft and Apple have devised numerous platforms and apps to assist educators to provide real-time feedback and coaching to their students This paper addresses the effectiveness of Microsoft One-Note Collaboration Space in encouraging students to work together and engaging students’ classroom participation.
Keywords: classroom; disengaged; feedback, online; practical.