Nine Best Tips for Online Teaching During Coronavirus

The sudden outbreak of the pandemic Covid-19 affects every area of life. This situation also challenges the education system of the whole world. We have moved from traditional offline classes to the online mode of education to make continuity in the education sector. However, teachers have faced many difficulties in designing their online lectures or videos. It is a very time-consuming process.

 Here in this article, nine tips are provided to you so that you will take your online lectures without any difficulty:

Record your lectures: It is not necessary that every student has a good internet connection, or maybe your students are not well. There is a chance that they can miss your lectures while online streaming. So, try to record your lectures and send them to your students. They can see it later when they have the proper facility of the internet.

Show your face: Students don’t like to watch the slides without their teacher’s face or voice. However, studies have shown that the videos are more effective for students that contain the teacher’s voice or face. So, Introduce your face or voice in your video lectures rather than only slides.

Keep your videos short: If you send online teaching materials in the form of videos or presentations, keep them short. A lengthy video makes a student bored. Moreover, If the video is more than fifteen minutes, its download rate is slow, distracting your student. So, if you have a lengthy topic to teach, you can make more than one video for that topic.

Use existing resources if available: It is very difficult to make videos on every subject topic. So, you can pre develop existing resources available in e-books, e-notes, videos, etc. Then, provide the students those links so that they can learn easily.

Search open access material: Search fully open access material for your students so that they will not face any problems. If you suggest an inaccessible resource, you will get an inbox full of messages from the students regarding this problem. It will waste your time as well as your students’ time.  

Test your slides: Ensure that you test your slides on mobile phones, tabs, and laptops before sending them to your students so that text is readable on all screens. Also, check your presentation slides before shooting your lecture videos. You should also check Font sizes, colours, template designs, and screen ratios.

Create interactive activities: You can also give interactive activities to your students. It helps the students to engage in the class properly. Many learning management systems, such aMoodle, Edmodo, etc., can help you create these activities. Use them to make your online teaching more effective.

Create small groups: You can create group space for a small number of students to discuss their problems before sending them to you. You can give one assignment to every group space for discussion. Give them the liberty to choose the platform on which they communicate. Some groups will easily complete their assignments, but some will not. Still, this activity helps the student be confident and reduces the burden of solving each student’s problem individually

Participation in the online quiz: You can tell your students that attendance will be given to those who participate in the quiz. It will increase the participation of students in your class. However, if you would not have time to check the quiz, you can use the automatic checking feature of the learning management software.

Students don’t like frequent changes in online study. So, you can set a structure and plan your online class by using the above tips and repeat it.  

 

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