WHY ONLINE TEACHING IS MORE USEFUL THAN OFFLINE CLASSES:
Online teaching has become more popular since the pandemic of 2019. Students isolated in their homes reach out to online teachers so that their students won’t get effective. Since then even after the pandemic is over students choose to continue online classes as they are easy and convenient to take.
But it doesn’t mean that online classes didn’t exist before. It does. From the start of the 21st-century online teaching has become essential for students and for teachers.
Within a short span of time online teaching has become a favorite way of studying for students and the most demanded skill for teachers.
But it’s necessary for a teacher to have a reliable platform if one is pursuing his/her career in online teaching. A reliable platform allows them to teach students without having to worry about setting up a setup or technical difficulties.
Here are some pros of teaching through online platforms:
- CONNECT WITH STUDENTS:
In physical classes, students and teachers are freely connected with each other and share their doubts which others can resolve. Online classes give you the same opportunity to connect and collaborate with students and clear your doubts.
But what makes online classes more attractive is students from any part of the world can join the class and can learn with their favorite teacher. This gives the relief to students and teachers to travel from their homes to school.
This also resolves the time and place issue as online classes can be conducted and taken from anywhere at any time.
- HELPS TO ENHANCE TECHNICAL SKILLS.
In the world of technology, online classes help teachers to understand and overcome technical difficulties. They don’t have to rely on technicians to solve their issues as they get accustomed to conducting online classes and understanding the online platforms.
By using these technical skills they can expand their teaching method and add more subjects to their portfolios. Some online platforms also allow teachers to publish affiliate links which benefits teachers in both popularity and money.
- CREATE IMPRESSIVE STUDY MATERIALS.
In physical classes teaching is limited to books, notes, whiteboards and markers and sometimes projectors but in online classes, teachers can create impressive study materials and slides to make their teaching more interesting. Students develop more interest in the topics when teachers share videos and real-life experiences.
For example science subjects like biology, chemistry and physics seem more complicated when the teacher explains the topic verbally but when the teacher shows the video of the experiments students understand more easily.
- FLEXIBLE HOURS AND PLACES.
As I mentioned earlier, online classes allow the teachers to conduct classes on flexible hours without the hassle of waking up at 7:00 am and walking out to the school to conduct class. This also burdens the students. Online classes give the relaxation of taking a class from anywhere whether you are outside or on vacation, all you need is a good internet connection and a laptop or tablet.
- INSTANT REVIEWS.
Students who learn from offline classes often feel hesitant to ask their doubts or comment on the teacher’s teaching method but with online classes, a student can instantly give feedback which helps the teacher to improve themselves.
Teachers can also help students by resolving their queries and support them by guiding them through their feedback.
- REDUCE ADMIN INTERFERENCE AND BURDEN.
The online teaching method gives relaxation to teachers from extra interference from administration. Unlike traditional teaching strategies and platforms, teachers now feel at ease in teaching students without any hassle of managing a crowded class and working tiringly for hours. Teachers can save a lot of time through online classes and utilize that time in learning more productive methods.
CONCLUSION: To summarize the above points, teaching through online platforms is a more effective method of teaching than any other method. The advantages are for both teachers and students as it saves a lot of time, resolves the hassle of the place. It is also a career-building profession as one only needs a mobile, tablet, or laptop and an internet connection with good speed. Also, teachers can charge money online which keeps a record of all transactions in case of any misshapen between student and teacher. Hence we can claim that online platforms are an effective teaching aid for teachers.