Teachers who have exclusively taught offline at school, tuitions, help groups, etc may find switching to an online medium intimidating or too complex. However, in the last decade, many professionals have switched to teaching online for a variety of reasons. With the recent COVID-19 pandemic forcing the shutting down of schools, colleges, tuitions, and coaching centers, a lot of teachers are now imparting education on an online platform.
Are you on the fence about it? Let us tell you the benefits of online teaching:
Work when you want, from where you want
Being confined at home due to the pandemic is no longer a worry and certainly not a hindrance to your teaching (and your income) because, with online teaching, you can teach from the comfort of your own home.
And unlike rigid timings in a physical environment, you can flexibly schedule class according to both your and your students’ convenience. Classes as well as assessments/assignments can take place at a time that is more convenient as well as productive.
Reach more students
Geography is no longer a constraint as teachers can reach students interested in learning the subject from way beyond the area the teacher would normally physically operate from. Teachers and students are able to join online classes based on their area of interest rather than what is available in their geographic location. This learning experience can occur at a local, national or international level, thus increasing the scope by a lot.
Easy to organize
An online platform allows teachers to access and share information more easily and readily. It provides access to more resources and making the lesson more engaging through adding multimedia aids and tools to your lesson is so much easier on an online platform. Faculty are free to be creative with new learning experiences.
Course materials, assignments, student information, and attendance are accessible in one place making it much easier for a teacher to focus on just making teaching more effective and fun rather than spending too much time on organizing.
Easier to engage with students
In physical classroom environments, a lot of students do not speak up due to feeling anxious or nervous. In an online environment, it is much easier for students to interact thus leading to more interaction and participation and helps the teacher evaluate responses to their course better. Most online platforms also provide tools such as polls, quizzes, and discussion forums which further makes room for more engagement and interactive teaching experience.
You earn, they learn
It is easy for teachers to make an income while staying at home and reaching diverse students spread even outside their city. Due to flexible timings, the teacher can also teach multiple batches of students. It is also cost-effective for both students and teachers as they save money they would otherwise have to spend on travel, utilities, etc. Students get to learn at a fraction of the cost they would otherwise have to meet and teachers can earn without any extra unnecessary expenditure from their end.
Once you have weighed all the advantages of creating an online course, all you have to do is pick a platform that best suits you. A platform where you have full ownership and control over your course and have easy access to sales and student info in one place is the way to go. Check out BitClass. You’ll know what we’re talking about.