Online Classes vs Regular Classes
The shift in the learning and teaching culture is massive. The world of virtual classroom brings with it an enormous number of features. However, if this method of teaching was superior to an ordinary classroom, why wasn’t it implemented before? The answer to this is yes and no.
A classroom teaching environment can never be the same as a virtual classroom environment for obvious reasons. So let’s look at ways to reduce this gap and bring out the best of both worlds.
Peers or classmates have a very important role in shaping a classroom. It is not always that a student is able to grasp what the teacher teaches. This is the time when he heads over to his classmates who help them catch up with the class. Conducting peer-to-peer sessions or group competitions where students can form teams to discuss topics taught in class.
The environment plays a crucial role as well. Your environment can affect your moods, your momentary goals. In an online classroom, it is very much likely that a student might be comfortably lying on his bed to learn the class. However, being able to concentrate and grasp the concept is very important. Especially if the class is early morning, or just after a good lunch.
Make sure you’re always sitting at a study desk and a quiet environment and making notes during the lecture.
Yes, convenience can be taken as an advantage or a disadvantage. Having recorded lectures will help students to go back and watch parts of the class that they were not able to understand. This should not be taken in the sense that the student decides to avoid classes to watch it later. To put it in simpler words, the later never comes. Procrastination must be avoided. Do not delay your work because you have convenience.
TEACHER STUDENT INTERACTION
Just like a peer to peer interaction. Teachers must try their level best to provide students with a 1-1 interaction. The pace of a coaching classroom cannot benefit every student in the same way. It is necessary that a teacher decides upon checkpoints where he can evaluate the student’s scenario and conduct private meetings. If time doesn’t permit then teachers can conduct smaller group sessions for students who might be lagging behind in a particular concept.
Conducting online parent meetings can also help bridge the communication gap.
The two worlds no matter how similar will always have some difference. What do you prefer? Think about many such differences and how you could tackle them. Let us work towards making Education easier to access and accessible for all!