Reviewing the Tools that Make Online Education Tick

Back in the days, online education was considered as the alternative option for studies and was not even considered in some countries where people were still unaware of the internet. Today, as per the current scenario, online education is the primary source of education or even the only source of education in some countries, where conditions are still not favorable for opening schools. However, it will not be easy to adopt this new methodology of learning, since we always imagined schools as a building with many rooms and several classmates and a teacher who teaches on a blackboard. Today, online education is well established in the entire world, online learning courses are well equipped with the best of everything such as the best content and best instructors. But, as it is well said, there’s always a place of improvement.

Online education may provide better knowledge than ordinary traditional education but what makes it difficult for learners is a lack of interest, longer watch time with very short engagement time, and loneliness. Here, we discuss different other forms of online learning and tools to enhance them to make them more user friendly.

Blended Learning

Blended learning is also known as hybrid learning. It is a combination of both offline and online learning, i.e, both face-to-face and online instructions. In this methodology, teachers meet students personally in the brick-and-mortar classroom, and that relationship further extends online. Because of this connection, teachers and students can interact with each other and proceed with their learning accordingly.

The blended learning approach is followed to bring the best of online education, with this the teacher can provide the best resources as an enhancement of the core content. Further, teachers can monitor every student and teach accordingly.

Tools for Blended Learning:

  • Edmodo
  • Kidblog 

Flipped Learning

Being one of the popular approaches to online education, in flipped learning, students get the study material available at home and can review it there and then apply that knowledge in class. In this model, classroom time is only used for doubts and discussions and implementation of the learning which was received by the students at home. This type of learning shares many of the benefits of blended learning. Here, it is much easier for teachers to monitor students accordingly and establish a good connection with students individually.

Tools for Flipped Learning:

  • TEDEd
  • NeoK12

Distance Learning

Being considered as the final model for online education, distance-learning, or “virtual school”. This type of online learning is considered for being completely online and usually follows an ordinary online learning approach.

Tools for Distance Learning

  • Project Share

Nowadays, different types of learning management systems are available in which every single tool is integrated and hence also provides a well stable platform to make the student and teacher interaction interactive.

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