5 ways to ensure engagement in an online class

| September 21, 2018

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Live online classes in eLearning are changing the way we teach and learn[1]. In addition to altering the landscape of education, live classes are also offering a low-cost alternative to having a physical classroom setup. Educators are collaborating with students from around the world turning the field of online education into a dynamic learning ecosystem.But, as the trend matures, so do the issues. Now that we have the technology in place, we should work towards using it to the maximum and improving the delivery by trying innovative measures. Collaboration is a bone of contention when traditional and online methods of learning are compared. Online collaborative learning software has brought face-to-face teaching to the fore and enabled online instructors to focus on newer learner objectives[2]. Although research says that blended learning outperforms traditional teaching[3], still skeptics doubt the ability to collaborate over the internet over that in a physical environment.

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