Advantages & Disadvantages of Video Conferencing

Roundee – Discover the Advantages of Video Conferencing in Education

If you’re trying to reach people and develop minds, it’s critical that you have the right tools. Different students will respond in different ways to different approaches, so ensuring that you have the ability to connect with students who do well with a range of learning styles is crucial.

A tool that definitely belongs in any educator’s kit is video conferencing. While it has its advantages and disadvantages, video conferencing is fundamentally a revolutionary educational tool that helps you reach your students better than ever before. Whether you’re providing education to students located around the globe or in a single classroom, video conferencing can help you provide richer, deeper and better tuition. Learn how it could support your teaching with this latest article from Roundee.

Video conferencing makes distance education immediate, effective and engaging

Distance education has long history, and over the centuries from its introduction in the 18th century it has strived to compensate for the lack of directness with the latest technology. Originally relying on courseware delivered by mail, the invention of radio gave educators an instantaneous way to reach students, often allowing them to immediately comment on lessons and socialise via two-way units.

While still in use in some parts of the world, many distance educators are turning to video conferencing as an alternative. Video conferencing offers all the advantages of radio in education with none of the disadvantages. For the first time, students can see their teacher and each other, even in a global classroom distributed across continents.

Similar technology has already seen great success at one of the world’s most unique educational institutions – the Alice Springs School of the Air. Located in Alice Springs in the heart of the Australian outback, the school reaches over a hundred students located over 1.3 million square kilometres (an area roughly twice the size of France), providing crucial education to children of all ages. Education is delivered by a range of methods, but heavy focus is placed on Interactive Distance Learning which uses video conferencing technology to allow teachers to reach students better while giving them the opportunity to ask questions and socialise.

Give your students the advantages they need

For teachers whose classroom stops at the door, video conferencing can be a vital tool allowing students more opportunities to explore and know their world. With it, you can help them better understand difficult subjects by bringing in experts, no matter where they are in the world. If you’re teaching an accelerated or gifted course, you’ll be able to provide your students with the support they need to reach their full potential, connecting them to leaders in the industry.

Let them see parts of the world that are beyond the reach of a field trip. Some teachers are working with caretakers and guides at natural sites around the globe, allowing them to view live footage of some of the world’s wonders. Courses such as Operation Montserrat give students the unprecedented chance to explore the Soufrière Hills volcano on Montserrat in the Caribbean.  

Powerful video conferencing capabilities without the disadvantages

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