With the new year’s new year, there will be many new projects that we plan to start. And learning and teaching do not escape this list of purposes; Here, we review what aspects to consider to decide to study online or presence.
1. Flexibility This is one of the new advantages of online education, as students can choose to take an academic program without attending geographical or time reasons.
2. Quality of programs There is no difference in this aspect. Online and face-to-face programs share the same quality standards and results.
3. Schedules This new aspect is one of the significant differences between the two study methods, and their advantage or disadvantage will depend on the student’s needs and preferences. Online courses are permanently accessible, 24 hours a day, and seven days a week. This flexibility allows the student to adapt their pace of study to their personal or professional circumstances. At the same time, other students prefer a fixed schedule structure, face-to-face classes, and a clear separation between style and emotional time.
4. Displacement Online education allows savings in time and money compared to face-to-face teaching, which requires us to move to the study center or campus.
5. Interaction with students and teachers. This section has many differences. Face-to-face education enables face-to-face interaction, while online promotes it virtually through forums, video conferencing, chats, or email. On the other hand, being in a classroom in person can also encourage attendance at extracurricular activities and social and cultural events. In contrast, online education breaks boundaries and facilitates interaction with students from anywhere globally with the consequent cultural enrichment it entails. Eight golden rules for eLearning professionals Creating Content for eLearning methods is not an exact science. You have to find a strategy that works best for you and your team, and it will all depend on the organization’s goals and your audience’s needs. However, some basic tricks can help you achieve the desired results.
1. Meet your audience
One of the most important commandments for creating eLearning content is knowing who your students are and what information they need. Research it with online surveys and assessments to discover your learning preferences and goals and use them to create the Content. Otherwise, you may end up with a new list of teaching resources that don’t fit your needs.
2. Always check the information
Making a mistake is perfectly acceptable. But to avoid them, always check all your sources and check the facts.
3. Search for Content in all kinds of places
Even the most unlikely sources can provide valuable information for your students. Search social pages or networks, blogs, webinars, and podcasts. And be creative in presenting it.
4. Monitor the interest of your students
Monitor whether the Content you’ve created for the eLearning methodology is appealing to students. A low participation rate will tell you that the Content isn’t aligned with your students’ goals or preferences.
5. Avoid information overload A common mistake is to overload the student with information. Provide students with the essentials and throw away the rest. It’s another reason why you previously need to get to know your audience well.
6. Quote your sources Quoting your feeds will also help prevent copyright issues. If in doubt, contact the creator of the Content and request permission to use it. Content is king
7. Use the Content as a trampoline Content is just the beginning. A springboard for online students to reflect on, so they want to explore it on their own. Use the Content as a catalyst.
8. Re-evaluate, update, and repeat Content becomes obsolete over time, especially teaching resources that involve trends or technology. It is best to re-evaluate and update the course when needed.