A virtual classroom enables students to access quality teachers anywhere on the planet so long as they both have a reliable internet connection
As new generations are born and raised in a digital era where the technological advancements are quite advanced, they’ll obviously love technology and resist to the traditional learning ways. That’s why the virtual reality technology can bring a plus to the education of the new generations.
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Virtual Classroom: Pros and Cons
One of the greatest things of teaching live online is that you can pull your audience from across the world.
Nothing builds rapport with students quicker then a live round robin introduction and group discussions. It allows the teacher to be seen as a real person and also to become a trusted technical adviser.
The ability for students to join the class from work or home from anywhere around the world is a great advantage. It also means they don’t need to worry about transportation, traffic, parking and the time to get too and from training. They can choose the environment that they personally learn the best in.
EFFECTS ON CULTURE OF EDUCATION
Distance-education technology has moved towards multimedia-oriented systems which allow an effective synergy of synchronous and asynchronous interaction. Virtual classrooms have become more and more popular, providing a multi-media context for synchronous teaching and learning at universities world-wide.
Things that effect teachers both in negative and positive way:
Online teaching is often not a stable job. A student can leave or cancel their class at the drop of a hat.
The range of teaching methods that you have at your disposal is limited. You’ll have to rely mainly on audio and visual methods. And you won’t be able to use any kinaesthetic methods like physical games or role-plays.
A teacher can choose to teach at any time that suits him/her.
An education medium without any time and location constraints obviously paves the way significantly more opportunities for the teachers
Another major benefit of teaching online is that everything is well organized, avoiding any mismanagement.
MAJOR DRAWBACKS :-
Students who are in Urban and metro cities with a good internet connection have been able to join in for the classes, but those who lives in villages or are in small town struggle with the internet speed and are mostly unable to attend.
When it comes to virtual schools there is no right answer. They have both pros and cons. Online learning should be seen as a complement and extension of classical forms of learning. Not even the best online course can fully replace the personal contact with a teacher, or the human relationships that develop in a group. So, traditional classes shouldn’t be replaced with online learning.
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