3 Methods of Teaching ONLINE
The whole world is hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. To contain the spread of the virus, lockdown and social distancing are the only viable solution. So, going by the flow, India went under the lockdown phase on 22nd March 2020. Everything from school, colleges, industries, workplaces to even places of worship and tourism were closed. This lockdown ceased many industrial and commercial activities. However, education is something that cannot be put to rest. Hence, adapting to the situation, educational institutions have resorted to ‘digital learning’.
There is a paradigm shift from on-premise to online learning and this change in the education system is evident throughout the country. Though students are not able to visit the physical premises of the school, they are receiving education through different digital methods. And it appears that even after the opening of schools, schools would follow a 50-50 rule for digital and on-premise learning. Let us look at three popular methods of digital learning and how India is adopting it.
- Live Class
This is the most popular method of teaching, which is currently being adopted by many educational institutions. The live class aims at recreating the actual classroom experience via digital mode. Tools like Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, and many more are deployed to carry out live classes. Just like a usual school schedule, teachers give their live class timing to students and then they join the classroom.
The advantage of the live classroom is that students can interact with the teachers in a similar way as a regular class. The students can put up their doubts and receive answers in real-time. However, there are some downsides of the live class. It requires a stable internet connection and students might miss important classroom learnings owing to internet issues. Furthermore, the live class is conducted at a fixed time, and those who could not make it would surely miss the lectures taught.
2. Recorded Online Class
As you can see, both students and teachers face different challenges in live classes due to unstable internet connectivity. So, many educational institutions are opting for recorded classes. In this mode of education, teachers can simply record the lectures in a video format and then upload it to the e-learning platform. The students can access the recorded video any time and they can even view them several times.
The advantage of the recorded class is that students can view the videos as per their convenience. They can access them anytime and at low/high resolution according to the internet speed. This is the most effective method of digital learning as the videos remain in the learning platform forever until you delete them. Furthermore, the same videos can be used to educate the upcoming batches of students. Schools can build an online learning portal where they can store all classroom videos. This portal can also be used in conjunction with normal classes once things become normal. It will surely uplift the reputation of the school.
In conjunction with video lectures, studying via e-books takes digital learning to a whole new level. This mode of education is suitable for students that prefer to study via written notes. The teachers can prepare lecture notes in PDF format and upload them to the e-learning platform. In addition to notes, e-textbooks, guides and other study material including mock test papers and sample questions can be uploaded in the platform. The students can access these study materials as and when required and use them for self-reference.
The digital learning is the present and future of education. So, every educational body should give different digital learning options to its students in addition to on-premise learning. Instead of relying on three different platforms for the live class, video class, and e-books, you can implement a single platform to offer an all-digital learning solution from a Single sign-on.
Team Edumia will help you in creating a platform where all tools are integrated into one. Here, students and teachers can interact and learning becomes fun. The platform will be created in your institution’s name and students can download the app easily from the play store. When you have your own institution’s app, it will uplift your reputation as an institution. So, contact Team Edumia right away to leverage the platform.