Interior of a Village School by John Morgan
In this article, we will discuss how to make remote classes more than a poor equivalent of traditional lectures and lessons, but their more perfect and effective alternative.
Let’s start with a simple question. How do we imagine quality education? Probably images of old campuses and academic buildings, uniforms with an intricate crest, and professors in robes all come to mind. Something similar to Oxford, Harvard or even the mystical Hogwarts. But we will not reveal some unspoken truth by saying that it is not ivy-covered walls that create a reputation for elite educational institutions, but the ability to keep up with the times. Under their retro wrapper, there is always an ultra-modern stuffing.
Not every school, college or university can afford to spend astronomical amounts of money on laboratory equipment, textbooks and software. But this is simply not necessary for most educators. Any school teacher with a laptop or smartphone has all the necessary equipment for organizing a high-quality, modern lesson.
The conservative, or traditional, approach according to which the educational process should be based on paper textbooks, notes in notebooks and answers on the blackboard, is losing ground rapidly. The vast majority of educators and coaches have already realized that student’s computers, tablets and smartphones are their true allies. Interactive lessons and lectures, in which schoolchildren and students receive digital materials from their teacher, have already become the norm. In fact, such classes are really online presentations and are built on the same principles.
However, even countless advanced technologies do not solve a number of teachers’ tasks. These shortfalls frequently occur because creators of most online event tools aim primarily for the corporate audience, not considering that educators and educational institutions may also be their clients.
We at ROI4Presenter like to think that we are one of the few exceptions. RIO4Presenter’s main feature is a unique feedback system that turns the teacher/coach’s smartphone into the lesson’s remote control.
Here is how it works:
Thanks to ROI4Presenter, teachers can: have a full dialogue with students in voice or text chat; track each individual student’s activity; work with a group or conduct individual lessons; answer all student questions; create, send out and check homework assignments.
These are not all the features of ROI4Presenter, and we are confident that every teacher, lecturer or coach will be able to find the best application for this tool, customizing it for their goals and objectives.