Effective Educator Involvement:
Often learners will seem to understand the work if they are shown an example or when you find the solutions together. However, a problem arises when the learners are writing tests and exams. Suddenly they can’t seem to find the answers, they start to panic, loose valuable time and achieve poor reults.
The combination of the M2 lessons and tutors teach learners to think independently. The computer interface will interactively demonstrate how to attempt a certain problem or demonstrate an experiment. The learner will then attempt simplified examples of a problem on their own. If anything is not understood the tutor will guide the learner in the right direction. Through this method it becomes second nature for learners to efficiently solve problems that they are unfamiliar with. This is an essential skill to have if they decide to further their studies.
This method can only be successful if constant tutor support is available. If the computer interface is used on its own, and a learner gets stuck, they might become de-motivated and try problems that they are not ready for. The tutor prevents this from happening and ensures that the learner stays on track. The result is effective educator involvement, similar to the Goldilocks phenomena: not too much attention and not too little, but just right!