Still no clue how to navigate online learning and feeling stressed-out on finding the right online programs for your child’s growth? Don’t fret! We are here to help and give you some actionable guide to ultimately understand what online learning really means.
What is online learning?
Online learning means that you don’t need to be physically present at a university or school, unlike more traditional forms of study. However, some places that offer online learning may be offering hybrid courses which still require you to attend a few in-person meetings, lectures or exams.
In general, though, you can expect most online courses to be conducted entirely over the internet. Most online courses are designed for university degrees or professional development, but Coronavirus has led to all education stages moving online. For that reason, many of these learning tools are designed for older students, but some lend themselves well to younger students.
What does online learning involve?
1. Pre-recorded lectures
This teaching style is everywhere – if you’ve ever watched any TED talks on youtube, you’ll be familiar with it. Pre-recorded lectures are great for asynchronous learning as the teacher can record the talk, upload it, and then students can watch it whenever they’re available.
Pre-recorded lectures can also be video snippets of a teacher talking directly to the camera, or narrating over something on their screen, rather than a separate whiteboard. If you’re learning how to program, a lecture might involve recording their code editing software as they talk through what they’re doing.
2. Live video calls
While many degrees involve lectures, they also build in seminars and one-on-one tutorials. This is where live video calls come into play. They require everyone in a class to be available simultaneously.
Video conferencing allows students to communicate both with each other and their teacher in real-time. It’s great for arts and humanities subjects, where discussing the arguments is a vital part of education. It can also help students feel more connected to one another, which is very important for what can otherwise be an isolated course.
Pros of online learning online
- Ability to study anywhere
- Flexible scheduling
- Self-paced learning
- Increased accessibility
- Custom learning environment
Cons of online learning online
- Reliance on technology
- Requires self-motivation and discipline
- Lack of social aspects
- Potentially inexperienced teachers
- Does not suit hands-on courses/topics
Who Can Benefit From Online Learning?
It’s literally for everyone who has access to the internet and computer but, in order to benefit from this, a focused mind can be a prerequisite. Whether you’re a preschool, grade school or even high school student, online learning can be useful for your growth.
Types of Online Learning Tools
- Learning Management System (LMS)
- Video Conference Softwares
- Communication Software (Messaging App)
- Shared storage
- Recording tools
Tips For Remote Learning
- Make sure to create a conducive learning space
- Familiarizing with technology is important
- Have a routine and stay organized
- Communicate with other students and teachers
- Always give some time yourself to take breaks and be away on your screen
Online learning may be a relatively new form of distance learning for many in the Philippines, but it’s more than proven how useful it can be for both students and educators. Whether you’re studying this way temporarily due to pandemic or have been doing this pre-pandemic, these tools can help ensure you have a high-quality experience – whether it’s a full course or a crash course.
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