FlipGyan : Online Virtual Classroom and how it can help engage students and teacher to work under covid 19
Starting from the year of 2020, we saw an outbreak of the COVID‐19 caused universities to close the campuses and forced them to initiate online teaching.
This paper focuses on a case of one of the Universities where we have implemented online education which we have.
Here are six specific instructional strategies presented to summarize current online teaching experiences for university instructors who might want to implement online education in similar circumstances.
The study concludes with five high‐impact principles for online education:
- high relevance between online instructional design and student learning
- effective delivery on online instructional information,
- adequate support provided by faculty and teaching assistants to students;
- high‐quality participation to improve the breadth and depth of student’s learning, and
- contingency plan to deal with unexpected incidents of online education platforms.
It is a gigantic, disruptive shift for schools and colleges to move all the existing courses online in a matter of days. In general, a complete online course requires an elaborate lesson plan design, teaching materials such as audio and video contents, as well as technology support teams. However, due to the sudden emergence of the COVID‐19, most faculty members are facing the challenges of lacking online teaching experience, early preparation, or support from educational technology teams.
In addition, based on an analysis of students’ responses in social media, for such a large‐scale online teaching, the challenges for students did not come from technical operational obstacles. Instead, they have difficulties due to the lack of a good learning attitude. Students often have problems such as lack of self‐discipline, suitable learning materials, or good learning environments when they are self‐isolated at home.
So how do we remove such obstacles as virtual classroom has become the new normal and how can we engage students and tutors for higher output:
1. Keeping the course material relevant
The quality of course material, difficulty, length of teaching content should match with the academic readiness and online learning behavior characteristics of students.
2. Effective delivery of lectures
Due to students’ characteristics of low concentration in online learning, it is essential to adjust the teaching speed in order to ensure the effective delivery of teaching information
3. Availability and accessibility of software and course content
Now it was clearly evident from our study that if the system is slow and the content is not available to the system whenever they want, the whole system can be a failure. With keeping this in view our Flipgyan allows students to access course material anytime and on any device. All they need to do is login to their portal.
4. Sufficient support
Faculty and teaching assistants need to provide students with timely feedback, including online video tutoring and email guidance after class. Fourth, the principle of high‐quality participation. It is necessary to adopt some measures to improve the degree and depth of students’ class participation.
5. Keeping a contingency plan
Extraordinarily large scale of online education, it is necessary to make contingency plans in advance for addressing possible problems such as the traffic overload issue, system security and integrity of the online education platform.
6. Virtual Classrooms Are Fully Mobile Device Compatible
Having the entire interactive set of engagement and learning tools available via mobile affords full anytime, anyplace functionality. This allows learning to be applied when timely and pertinent, after hours or in the field saving time and money.
So if you want to know how your institute can make use of virtual classroom feel free to contact us and register for a free demo.