How to start teaching online from home
Post the COVID 19 pandemic, online teaching has caught on in a big way. In fact, for any kind of educational entity, be it schools, teachers, or tutors, an online presence is a new norm. In this blog, we will discuss the various requirements for teaching online from home.
Knowledge of the subject
The basic building block of establishing a presence is competency in the subject you choose to teach. The subject that you choose to teach must be a subject in which you have deep knowledge. Mere rote-learning will not suffice but rather you must know the fundamental concepts in depth.
Online teaching has a cutthroat competition where many educators are vying with each other to attract students. Some teachers try shallow gimmicks, but it is observed that students tend to gravitate toward where they get quality education. So in-depth knowledge of the subject is a non-negotiable if you want to create an online presence.
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Provided you can deliver the requisite quality while teaching online from home, you must be prepared to market your offering enough so that people know you. One of the best ways to do so is to leverage the reach of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. These platforms offer a way for anyone to reach out to a large crowd and make them land up on their website. In doing this, you must understand that to catch the eye of your audience, your advertising campaigns must be eye-catching and engaging. Equally important is having a “call to action” like “click here to know more, etc.
A state of the art LMS (Learning Management System)
Given that you have the expertise for effective teaching online and have an effective marketing campaign, the next key element to take care of is deploying a state-of-the-art Learning Management System (LMS). A good LMS will allow you to offer state-of-the-art courses that blend various modes of educational delivery. These include video lectures, PDF assignments, interactive quizzes, reading assignments, etc. A good LMS will stitch all these together to create a seamless experience for students attending the course. Many online offerings use multiple platforms to interact with their students, like lectures on Zoom, assignments, and notices on Whatsapp, etc. Such an approach is extremely scattered and creates confusion. A good LMS will give you one single app to post lectures, assignments, quizzes, notices, etc., all in one single place.
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In conclusion, in-depth subject knowledge combined with the state of art LMS combined with effective marketing strategies is a must for teachers for online classes.
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