Suppose we have learned one thing in this global pandemic that is video conferencing. It is now widely used in every sector, from talking with friends and family to conduct meetings. The world has no other choice than to join the virtual world because of covid19. All the schools, colleges, universities are closed due to the pandemic. The education sector got a huge barrier because of this pandemic.
However, everything has its merits and demerits. Though pandemic games a huge barrier in the education sector, they also showed new opportunities. Video conferencing is one of the new additions to education. Almost all the educational institutions are now using web-based video conferencing tools to take classes, conduct teachers’ meetings and parents’ meetings.
It seems like everything started with a new view of educational institutions. Though video conferencing was not a part of the curriculum before, it will be addressed as a mandatory tool for education. Here is why video conferencing is beneficial to the classroom:
Easy Experts’ Opinion
Video conferencing is a great way to bring experts into the classroom. You can bring an expert from any country into your classroom through video conferencing. Previously it wasn’t possible to bring someone who is far from the institutions. Still, because of video conferencing tools now experts can show their lab and their work smoothly.
This is an effective way to teach students. Students can get a whole lot of information from using video conferencing.
Virtual Field Trips
There are vast opportunities outside of the world. But how many will you know about? How many companies can you know about? You cannot visit every tech company, every pharmaceutical company physically.
Video conferencing tools made it easy for you. Students can now visit hundreds of factories, companies and gather knowledge of those factories from your home. Teachers can show a historical place and tell them the story. This way, students can know about many more destinations, which physically was not possible.
Increase Global Collaboration
In today’s world communication, collaboration is extremely important. Students and teachers can now collaborate with other schools, colleges, universities through video conferencing.
This helps students and teachers learn about the whole world’s learning method. Teachers can know about other teachers’ styles of teaching. Students can understand how things are going in another part of the country or the world.
To join a video conferencing class, you don’t need a whole lot of money, neither you need to be physically present on the spot. This gives access to a wide variety of new opportunities.
A teacher can teach hundreds of students at a time through video conferencing. Students also can get access to all the best teachers around the world. Students who are physically unable to be present in the classroom can now participate. Students who were financially unable to get into colleges or universities can now attend classes and learning objectives.
Video conferencing tools helped the education system move faster, now learning to teach are all being met online. If you have an educational institution, it will take time to conduct meetings, assemblies, parents’ meetings on the school premises. But you easily conduct these meetings online within less time.
Video conferencing gave a boost to the educational world. Nowadays many schools, universities, courses are running through video conferencing. It gave access to learning for the whole world. Video conferencing made us feel what globalization means.