Skills for Effective Online Learning in the Age of Corona and Beyond

Online learning requires students to acquire more skills than they need in school, while also enhancing existing skills.

Results of research performed by the Henrietta Szold Institute and worldwide point to five skills, which are essential for effective online learning.

We will present the components of these skills and research-based strategies to develop them:

The Henrietta Szold Institute in Jerusalem is a public, not-for-profit organization. It is dedicated to enhance the Israeli education and social service systems via research and evaluation in the behavioral sciences and implementing training and intervention programs.

The Szold Institute was established in 1941. Since then, its expert staff conducted research and evaluations, strategic consulting, as well as training and program activities which impacted the educational and social systems in Israel.

Research, Evaluation and Strategy Department

This department specializes in planning, conducting and assisting organizations to implement strategy-based research and evaluation in education, well- being, and identity formation. The staff utilizes an integrative practical approach fusing professional independent research and evaluation with research-based strategic consulting throughout the work process. The process is modular and flexible, according to client needs to maximize efficiency and impact.

Specific services offered by the research, evaluation and strategy department include:

Professional training and enrichment courses

The Szold Institute offers courses for professional development in public service, as well as for general audiences. The courses relate to professional, personal and social aspects, such as management, economics, social sciences, writing and editing skills, computers, law, and communication.

Digital Information & Knowledge Center for Education and social sciences

The center gathers all of the research conducted in Israel in education and social sciences in a library and in a database containing more than 100,000 items and research tools.

The center provides information services to researchers, lecturers, students and civil servants. Every year, more than 140,000 people access the internet database and more than 5,000 people visit the center.

The center operates the National School for Information Skills, assisting more than 3,000 high school and college students every year to write research papers and projects in education and social sciences.