There has always been an impression that moving operations of any kind to the virtual space and conducting any activity that is beyond visual reach will have some form of compromisation. Like many other things, nobody can refute that online learning does have its pros and cons. Compared to a traditional class, there are undoubtedly aspects that need a lot of adaptability on both the teachers’ and students’ part. Thus, all the more reason why it’s crucial to find the right learning institution that suits your preferences and learning style.
Let’s dive into some of the ways these learning institutions have changed their teaching models to suit the current COVID19 situation.
The stark difference between online and traditional classes are just that – the environment by which teaching and learning take place. Now, many – if not most – learning institutions have shifted to the former to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Learning institutions in crisis management mode will attain all the basic tools in place, equip the faculty to teach online and communicate such changes to the students. This means designing and coming up with online courses, building an online resource hub for online tools, amongst many other things. They’ll experiment practices and learn from pain points to ensure that students still enjoy high-quality learning.
Now that we’ve reached Phase 2, institutions are slowly opening their doors to invite students back into the physical learning spaces, albeit now with safety measures in place. Classes may need to be continually restructured depending on the social distancing measures and the overall outlook. Institutions will need to do away with the idea that remote teaching is a mere stopgap measure, and instead come up with approaches that will allow faculty to easily switch between physical and remote learning. Thus, keep a lookout for institutions that have the ability to adapt to votality, especially since the situation itself is just as precarious, if not more. You will benefit from having the option to choose between the two.
Community And Design Inclusive Environment
Learning is a deeply human and collaborative experience and unfortunately, due to the physical distance, this human aspect has been hindered as the learning is mediated with a digital screen. Fortunately, social interaction is still possible, as well as collaborative learning. Institutions that champion live discussions, student presentations and the like promote community participation, even if it has to be done online. Those that push for group work outside of the virtual classroom will also strengthen community engagement and bond between students. Remote learning will naturally make one feel as if they’re learning the curriculum all alone, thus pushing for engagement students is crucial.
Since most learning institutions are not geared to adopt online learning for months on end. Thus, there will definitely be a few loopholes in their teaching model as they try to figure out the curriculum and teaching approach that works the best, given the current situation. That said, it doesn’t mean that all online classes lack in comparison to traditional classes. With each camp having their set of pros and cons, you will need to scour the myriad of online classes that you’d find ideal.
Those that wish to learn Japanese will enjoy the perks of being able to brush up on your Japanese proficiency and fluency even remotely! For your safety and the safety of our staff, we have made online Japanese classes available to the masses! We hope to guide you through your learning journey by providing comprehensive online courses, taught by native Japanese teachers. So do drop by our website and have a look at what we can offer during this difficult time.