Online learning is catalysing a pedagogical shift in how we teach and learn. There is a shift away from top-down lecturing and passive students to a more interactive, collaborative approach in which students and instructor co-create the learning process.
Why have we chosen this approach?
Online distance learning meets the needs of an ever-growing population of students who cannot or prefer not to participate in traditional classroom settings. These learners include those unable to attend traditional classes, who cannot find a particular class at their chosen institution, who live in remote locations, who work full-time and can only study at or after work, and those who simply prefer to learn independently.
Main advantages of online learning include:
- Enhanced Learning
- Tailored Tuition
Without the need to travel, online tutors are more flexible with their schedule. 24/7 access from any online computer; accommodates busy schedules; no commuting; no searching for parking.
Research shows increased depth of understanding and retention of course content; more meaningful discussions; emphasis on writing skills, technology skills, life skills like time management, independence, and self-discipline.
Increased student-to-tutor and tutor-to-student interaction and discussion; a more student-centered learning environment; less passive listening and more active learning.
Elimination of geographical constraints – tutors and students can find each other from anywhere in the world. This means students can be matched with the best tutors suited to their needs without being limited by the area which they live in.
Personalised learning environment. As it’s only yourself and the tutor in the sessions, it means that the syllabus can be curated to what you want to learn about, as well as focus in on any subject areas which you may feel weaker in.