Online Teaching: Understanding Your Class

Online Teaching: Understanding Your Class

The idea of being an instructor and teaching has always involved sitting down in a four walled classroom, with a board and conducting your class. This is the traditional take on teaching, however, things have now changed as we have entered the age of the internet. Online learning has now become a thing. Initially it received a lot of skepticism because of how unorthodox it was, the idea that people can attain course degrees from learning at home sounded questionable, and then there was also the fact that a lot of people started scamming others by taking their money for an online course but they lacked the credentials to teach or gave them a shoddy degree. However, times have changed, and there are now hundreds of courses and instructors that are recognized.

If you happen to be an experienced instructor and you want to give online teaching a go, you will need to remember that online teaching is very different from traditional teaching. The way you design the course, structure lessons, and even teach will be different. You will not be able to take questions from the class the way you can in a traditional learning setting and so on.

It is important that you realize that is an area that you are not informed enough with, and then educate yourself about it. There are entire online courses dedicated to teaching instructors how to design, build and teach and online class, you can check out a review of Course Builder’s Laboratory to see what other people have said about their course. Plus, the fact that you learn this online as well also gives you an opportunity to put yourself in your student’s shoes and figure out what type of lesson to plan and what you need to do in order to create a good classroom experience.

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