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Concepts And Ideas Around Online Teaching


Copyright (c) 2010 Chee Lim

Many teachers today will attest that their hourly rates are just not enough to give them a comfortable life style. This is unfortunately true world wide. The noble career of teaching needs to be given a huge boost for anyone to make a good living from it. Online teaching is just such a boost.

Not sure what it actually entails? Don’t worry, after you have read this article you will understand a bit more. Exactly what does this mean, and how does it factor into your life? Well the whole idea of remote teaching is not too strange, as many farmers who live in far off lands and who don’t have schools within 500 miles, rely heavily on ham radios to get their children through school. So they have a virtual school where many students sign in at a specific time.

The internet offers the same model of teaching as ham radios did in the past. With the advent of the internet, a myriad of possibilities mushroomed for people to get in touch with each other, in a blink of an eye. Remote teaching via the internet is no longer a strange concept and many millions of students are already benefiting from this service.

Take for instance if a student wants to learn a second language. They no longer have to go to a school in their town, but can sign on through a learning center which will put them in touch with a teacher somewhere in the world.

Getting a lesson done is definitely beneficial to both student and teacher as desktop sharing programs will help the teacher to see what the student is writing and can correct them instantly. Interaction is immediate as the student gets to write something and the teacher can correct him there and then. Slide shows and lessons are graphically stimulating and gets the student learning faster.

So whether you are feeling the pinch like us all, or you need to fill your extra time with something meaningful, there is no other way to get you in touch with great cultures and making new friends. There are many online learning centers who will get you started in no time.

Of course notwithstanding the fact that you don’t have to leave your home to do this job. All you would need is a reliable internet connection, a good headphone and speaker and presto you are in business. You get to save more money as you don’t have to buy gas for your car or spend wasting time commuting on public transport. So if the idea of you being in touch with different cultures around the world tickles you and you are a good teacher. Then it stands to reason that you need to give online teaching a chance. Take your skills to the next level and become an even better teacher.

Chee Lim has a PhD degree in Physics and currently working as a Senior Application Engineer at Imperial College and he is also an online tutor at OaBell.com (http://www.oabell.com). He provides advice and tutoring teaching on various subjects. You can read more about online teaching here http://www.oabell.com/online_teaching_for_online_teachers/