Are Zoom, Google Hangouts, WebEx & Livestream really enough to conduct Online Learning ??
20 April 2020
What is Online Learning?
“Online Learning” is learning through the internet and not in a traditional classroom. Today we can learn anything from purchasing self-paced courses available on the online market to the free videos on Youtube. All these falls under the broad term “online learning”.
How effective and efficient is online learning?
Online learning is broad, and the effectiveness & efficiency of the learning depends on the method of learning. For example, in self-paced courses, the learning can be very slow because the participant has to understand the topics on their own and there are limited opportunities to clarify doubts on a subject. In such cases, there are legitimate questions about the efficiency and effectiveness of learning.
The Present Situation
Today because of the COVID-19 everyone is moving towards online learning and started using Zoom, Google Hangouts, WebEx & Livestream to continue their learning, But these platforms’ main purpose is video conferencing, they allow visual connection between two or more people residing in separate locations for the purpose of communication. Thanks to their free plan offerings and simple UI & UX, many people started using these platforms. However, these platforms’ cannot track the effectiveness nor the efficiency of the learning because they are not built for that purpose. They simply just provide online conferencing and collaboration facilities.
The Right solution
When online learning is used along with video conferencing, additional tools are required to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of learning. For example:
- Ability to record the video conferences and assign it as an attachment for review to the participants.
- Ability to mark the attendance and issue certificates online after the course completion.
- Ability to conduct Quizzes, Assessments & Surveys and real-time instant feedback.
- Ability to get a detailed report on every participant.
- Discussion forms to increase learning between peers.
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