7 Tips On How To Prepare For Teaching Online
How To Prepare For Teaching Online
According to the Washington Post, the past five years have seen a significant growth in the shift to online education for reasons such as easier access and general flexibility. This growth opens up new avenues of income and career advancement for teachers like yourself. Shifting from classroom teaching to online teaching is an adjustment, no doubt, but with a little research and practice, you too can gain the flexibility and easy access that the students themselves are searching for. Here are 7 tips on how to prepare for teaching online.
1. Plan Your Classes
Your students are not physically in front of you. In fact, they probably will never all be online at the same time, and they’re probably in completely different time zone. Gone are the days where "just winging it" will cut it. Planning is essential for an online classroom environment. Virtual students are different - their needs are different from their physical counterparts. Be sure to have your syllabus and materials laid out clearly before class starts. This will give students an opportunity to see if your classroom (the deadlines, materials, and other requirements) can fit into their lives. The biggest thing, avoid surprises at all costs. Saying, “Surprise! Pop quiz” in a physical classroom is entirely different from posting “Surprise! Pop quiz! Due by midnight.” in an online classroom.
Because students are everywhere so should tutors!
Where ever you are we are!
- All you need is a a laptop or tablet and a reliable internet connection
- Choose from a variety of subjects from Ancient Greek and maths to photoshop and e-commerce.
- All tutors are certified and experts at their field
- Access to whiteboard, class material sharing, chat and many more
Use Arktos in your school.
Arktos does not replace existing supporting services but “extends” the reach of existing online services