As ex-Product manager of Edumall, biggest online platform for short courses in Vietnam, I understand what happening in online learning. I think in the future, we need to use new technology to help online learning move on and develop more. When I started as Product Manager in Uiza, a rising startup company specialized in Video Streaming solutions, I often think how to use what my new company’s product have to improve what my old company needs.
Some issues of online education which I can share to you:
The Trouble With Online Learning
What was the big problem interaction to teachers, now Interactive Video technology can help you solve this problem.
When you have any questions to your tutor/teacher. It’s hard to use a video from YouTube, Snap Chat, Instagram, or other video platform. The only thing that is better than the video is the interactive video. That is, a video that is interactive and immersive. Not surprisingly, there’s a growing demand to add video and interactive video to eLearning. The good news is that there is a growing list of tools that makes the creation of fun and engaging interactive video, not only affordable, but also accessible to even the most techno-phobic among us.
The Age Of Interactive
Classes conducted on interactive video platforms would follow a format similar to that found in a traditional classroom. The events would take place live on a fixed schedule. With interactivity, not only can teachers lecture, take live questions, and respond, but the students can also see and interact with one another — just as they would if they were all in the same physical classroom. Conversations would happen in real time, and teachers could see whether students were alert and interested or bored and disengaged. The ability to respond to students’ feedback is vital to successful teaching. Educational institutions at all levels -from elementary schools to universities- are often criticized for being behind the times when it comes to technology. Even the youngest students are now tech-savvy. To effectively teach, educators must embrace popular technology to make online learning live up to the hype. Interactive video platforms are a powerful tool, and it’s only going to become a more robust platform. Instead of forcing students to disengage when they take classes online, teachers should use the technology that is now available to bring face-to-face interactions to the online learning experience. Perhaps Benjamin Franklin said it best: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
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