Educational institutions are constantly looking for initiatives to improve the quality of education provided to their students. Traditionally, an educational lesson has been taught in a physical classroom where the student’s perception and understanding of the material highly depends on the educator’s presentation and explanation of the material. The current trend of an “online classroom,” provides students with access to infinite amounts of information, at any time, any place, and with additional features to enhance their academic learning.
What does it take to become a good teacher?
An interesting article on the Rule Number One blog outlines a simple recipe for being a good teacher. In the article the author, Kevin Michael Klipfel, includes a quote from an educational psychologist, Daniel Willingham, who quotes his book: “Why Don’t Students Like School,” which depicts this recipe perfectly.
“Effective teachers… are able to connect personally with students, and they organize material in a way that makes it interesting and easy to understand…”
Can this approach still work online? We think it can. Innovative online resources, similar to Academic-Zone, promote an engaging, interactive, and more effective learning environment.
What makes the “online classroom” different?
- Students have the opportunity to pause, rewind, and play information which is unique to the online learning environment.
- Facilitators can measure, respond, provide and record feedback much easier and quicker than in a traditional sense.
- The online platform can be tailored to each student’s unique learning style. Not every student’s learning styles are satisfied in a one-size-fits-all lecture room.
I encourage you to visit our online demonstration so you can decide for yourself if the online approach to learning can be effective.
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