The effect of the pandemic on education led to a sudden and huge shift in online training. Through online training, students can learn anytime and anywhere while taking precautionary measures. Studying in a virtual environment has been a new normal introducing several challenges and advantages. Teachers and Students face several difficulties with downloading errors, login problems, problems with audio and video, and so on.
Students should avoid these mistakes during online classes.
1. Lack of Participation
Some students always raise their hand to answer and take part whereas there are some students who hesitate to engage in classroom activities. Lack of participation leads to lower academic grades and self-confidence. While learning online, participation is necessary for self-development. Parents should encourage students to actively engage in the learning experience. Students participating in virtual classes boost their brain that helps to concentrate and obtain higher grades.
Students get easily distracted during online classes by television, family members, or by using personal applications such as WhatsApp or Facebook. It is important to create a schedule, this will enable your child to attend the session effectively and efficiently. When students are not physically attending the session, it’s tempting to use a smartphone. While attending sessions online via laptop or smartphone students are likely to get distracted, therefore they must disable the notifications for all the other apps.
3. Not Asking for Help
Whenever in need, it is important to ask for help during classes as it helps in building confidence, making eye contact along while conversing, improving the way of communication and, making a person independent.
4. Not taking notes
Many students don’t actively take notes during online learning, because they believe that they can easily take a screenshot and save the content on their smartphones or they can always review the matter online. By taking notes by hand allows an individual to remember the content better, focus more, improve recall ability and understand main concepts effectively.
Teachers should avoid these mistakes during online classes.
1. Online sessions should not be made ineffective, boring, and non-interactive.
Sometimes, the content being taught is based on theory and does not allow the learner to practice and learn effectively. The best way to interact with the students is to create a bond with the students by asking some questions about students and learning more about them. The realization of a personal touch with the teachers encourages the more quiet ones to participate.
2. Lack of attention to every student
Attention should be provided to students personally so that they can easily adjust to this virtual learning. Virtual classes make the learners easily distracted. In that case, ask the students to start their videos so that the teacher can consistently observe them and also encourage them to engage in the discussion or answering on the given question. This will develop a connection between a student and a teacher.
3. Poor audio quality
Not only do students suffer from poor audio quality, but teachers also face poor sound quality. If the sound quality is not good, it will make it difficult for learners to understand the topic being taught. A lot of unnecessary noise comes from outside the room itself, such as street noise coming through a window or noise from the hallway seeping through the door. The teacher’s clear audio leads to better educational outcomes for both students and teachers. To rectify the poor audio quality it is better to connect microphones to digital recording systems for clear, intelligible lecture capture.
4. Less focus on review and feedback
During or after online classes, it is necessary to ask review of the class and get students’ feedback. It can develop teacher-student interaction and help you understand your student better.
5. Bad picture
Before the session, consider lighting angles and adjust the height of your webcam/mobile device if needed.