Thanks to coronavirus, many are now able to get acquainted with distance education. Let's discuss the opportunities of online education for teachers and students.
+ The ability to learn from anywhere in the world. If a student or teacher flew on vacation to Bali or broke his leg, the learning process will not stop.
+ Savings on additional costs. An offline teacher works either on-site or rents an office, or meets with a student in a cafe. This is the cost of rent, travel, and coffee in a cafe.
+ Study at any time and at any speed. Want to learn English at night? Just find yourself an online teacher from the USA. They have another time there. Or just download the course and study as much time per day as you want.
+ Mobility. Consulting with a tutor online is much faster than making an appointment in person.
+ The teacher creates the material (presentations, tests, etc.) once and uses them for several years.
+ Audience. A remote teacher can reach a larger audience. He can lead students from all over the world, as well as to conduct webinars for 500-1000 people.
+ Passive income pf the teacher. You can film the course and rest.
- Online lessons require self-discipline, independence, and motivation. That is, it is more for adults. It will be difficult for small children. If we talk about buying courses, then many adults can buy a ready-made course and quit in half.
- The form of online education does not develop sociability, teamwork skills, and does not replace live communication with a specialist.
-At the initial stage, the teacher takes a lot of time to create material for the lesson.
-Difficult to start. When a teacher is used to working in front of an audience or in person, first talking to the camera will be very unusual
-Online lesson can easily fail due to poor Internet or computer damage.
Conclusion: online education is not suitable for everyone. It does not replace personal and group communication. And it is intended for a conscious audience with specific requests and motivation.
That is why, as a result, the productivity of online education increases significantly. The teacher must take into account the market needs and adapt to them. And the faster you do it, the more your earnings will be.