Bringing teachers and students together with open source

April 13, 2020 By Júlia Verdaguer

During school closures due to the Covid-19, Moodle is the platform behind thousands of schools and organisations worldwide who are relying on online learning.  

Rytis Jezukevičius is a teacher at the Kaunas Jonas Jablonskis Gymnasium, in Lithuania. In the photo above, you can see Rytis with his students. “This is the first serious assignment I made for them on Moodle. They all got great grades”, explained Rytis. “It brings back really great memories”.

Just like in most parts of the world, schools and educational institutions in Lithuania had to close down in March. However, this is not stopping Rytis from teaching his students and interacting with them as much as he can. Rytis prepares lessons daily and organises face-to-face sessions using Moodle’s tools for synchronous communications, like video conferencing, to provide his learners with the personalised feedback and support they need.

“Moodle has given me the chance to once again give my students the lessons that they deserve. No other platform provides so many possible options to make one’s lessons as effective as possible and to individualise the lessons at such a level. Because of Moodle, I have regained the chance to not only give my students material to learn from but also to see and hear them,  to give and to receive feedback. To yet again feel as if I were in my school’s classroom with my kids.” wrote Rytis when he sent us his #MyMoodleStory to share with the Community. 

Update October 2020: Rytis has been awarded the Most Innovative Language Teacher award in Lithuania’s most innovative teacher awards.

We’re proud that the software that we’ve built with our community is enabling teachers and students to stay connected during these challenging times and allowing them to continue the learning journey together – and we thank Rytis for sharing his story with the world.

If you too would like to share your #MyMoodleStory, get in touch with us through this short form.

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