5 Trends that are disrupting Online Learning
Since the industrial revolution, our world has been like watching an F1 race. And those lightening fast cars are the inventions that mankind achieves through the whole time. And it is exciting, much like the F1 race. Ofcourse, there are crashes in the Grand Prix but the drivers (read ‘mankind’) have learnt from it and made the cars (read ‘inventions’) better. One of these cars is Online Education and in this hard times of Coronavirus, it is more important than ever. Let’s find out what are the trends that drives this car lightening fast.
Right Thing at the Right Place:
The most important aspect of learning is the quality of the content. In the old times, the content was always dependent on the teacher but nowadays, even if you are not clear with the concept that your teacher taught you, open a new tab and have at it. It is that simple.
But if you choose learning on a particular platform, find an efficient platform that gives you a wholesome classroom experience, good content and good tutors. The same thing goes for the tutors. If you believe you can teach, post content on the platform, take lives classes and make a positive impact.
Test yourself on your own time:
I hated waking up at 7 AM because I had a test at 8 AM. Okay I woke up at 7:40 AM but you get the point, right? Online Learning enables you to schedule tests on your own time. You get a framework of when you would like to prepare for the test and give it anytime you want. You might think that you are going to cheat if you give a test without an invigilator. That would make two of us 😛 But the thing is, eventually you will realize that the scores don’t matter unless you learnt the concept. I learnt it the hard way during my CAT preparations.
Testing on your own time will also enable you to be confident about the skills you garnered. Isn’t that the whole point of it?
Learn from the best:
We have all complained that we scored less because the teacher didn’t teach well. I don’t know about you guys but my dad never bought it. But these days, you can select your own teacher ; a teacher you think is the expert in the domain. This ensures that you are in the right hands and on the right path. Moreover you don’t have to face the teacher you dislike because all that will matter is the education you get from the expert.
If you’re a world-class expert on a particular topic, you’re probably pretty busy. Most likely, you’re continuing to work in your field, which takes up most of your time and attention. These world-class experts spend their time on their area of expertise, and they don’t have time to visit every classroom around the world to teach other people.
Easy to get back on track:
When learning new skills, it can be easy to fall off track. As the saying goes, there are three types of things.
- Things you know.
- Things you know you don’t know.
- Things you don’t know you don’t know.
When students encounter problems that they don’t understand, it’s often the silliest things that cause the issues. In programming specifically, something as small as the difference between a lowercase or capital letter can cause hours of struggling.
The best online education platforms are engineering ways for students to correct as quickly as possible in order to help them stay on track. This includes things like:
- Moderated forums
- Student communities
- Chat rooms
- Email support
These tools ensure that when a student inevitably slips up, he/she is able to get back on track quickly and continue to learn and improve their skills.
Individual attention from experts:
One of the fastest ways to level up in a skill is to have a direct conversation with an expert from the field that you’re trying to learn. But finding, vetting, and convincing someone with the experience you need to take you under their wing is a lot of work.
The best online platforms, however, match students with industry experts and coordinate time for video chats. They provide the one-on-one mentorship that can make a huge difference in your ability to learn a complicated topic.
We, at utobo pride ourselves at acing these trends and we are happy to solve any of your queries regarding this. Stay Home Stay Safe Stay Educated 🙂
Avinash Somjani is an intern at utobo and he is currently pursuing his MBA at SIBM Bengaluru. He is passionate about sports, science fiction, history and the ever changing colour of his pen.