Schools, colleges and other academic institutions were shut as the pandemic ravaged the entire world. According to the report published by the World Education Forum(WEF) in 2020, over 1.2 billion children were out of the classroom learning globally. Education therefore has changed, with the massive rise of e-learning, where teaching is done on digital platforms. Most of the teachers too decided to teach online as it comes with greater security and learning experience for the teachers. Technology in the 21st century is whole-heartedly accepted by the teachers, mentors and guides around the world.
What makes online classes apps a preferred choice for teachers? Here are some of the reasons teachers are choosing online platforms for greater career growth and prospects that come along with online teaching.
“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world”, said David Warlick. Technology is changing the way education around the world is perceived. It has been a massive tool that is helping billions of students worldwide to make them learn better. This generation is indeed blessed to be born in a digital age. Teachers too realise the importance of technology in this age of development. They therefore encourage students to make full use of the technology and use all resources, one of them being E-learning apps.
Easy Availability of Resources
Teachers know the importance of notes and other materials that are needed for the learning of students. Online apps provide easy resources in a structured and organized manner, all at one place. This saves time for a lot of students and helps them utilize their time in learning and understanding concepts, instead of wasting them on collecting resources. Teachers too can easily upload the study materials, at any time of the day, from any place. This flexibility and technology comes handy with online learning. Teachers can easily keep a check on the resources-such as notes, ebooks, pfs that they have shared. Students too can easily download the resources with just one click.
Convenience and Flexibility
Teachers are expected to impart knowledge and good values or virtues to the students. They are expected to teach them honesty, integrity, non-partiality and so on. Most of the times however teachers are often over-looked as humans and they have to overwork to achieve the idealised goals that have been created for them. It becomes difficult for them to provide support to students in person. However, with e-learning apps the problem is easily resolved as they can easily provide help and support to their students by sitting at the comforts of their home or whenever they are available. In the doubt portals, they can easily type to solve the doubts of the students. This way they can make sure that attention is given to each and everyone. This helps them impart proper feedback to their students and help them in their learning process.
Assessments and Quizzes
Teachers can record the data regarding the performance of each and every student in the assessments and quizzes that they(students) participate in. This is important as it helpz identify students’ strengths and weaknesses and the gaps they may have in their learning or skills. Teachers can easily assist the students in setting targets for students as well. No student is left out from being given proper feedback and by pointing out the mistakes students have made, teachers help them correct those mistakes, before the final examinations. This makes learning a two-sided thing rather than just being one-directional.
Feedback to Parents
It becomes easier for teachers to connect with the parents of their students and provide them with honest feedback. Parents can therefore learn about their children’s performance directly from the teachers. They can therefore assist them in attaining their goals and be better than before.
With over 10 millions students enrolling for online courses, teachers have pivoted to online teaching as well. It certainly comes with many advantages and is helping millions of teachers and students alter their lives for the better. Teachers find giving and checking assignments easily, are able to provide feedback and also connect with the students’ parents.