How is Video Conferencing Transforming the way Teacher’s Teach and Student’s Learn?

No matter the distance or the learning platform, the most engaging classrooms offer students a sense of togetherness.

The Covid-19 pandemic has created an immediate challenge for providing quality education for all. Currently, we are experiencing what clearly can be called as the biggest threat to the global education system. We were already going through a global learning crisis, as many students were in school, but were not learning the basic and essential skills needed for life.

The World Bank’s “Learning Poverty”  report indicates the percentage of students who cannot read and understand at age 10 – stands at 53% of children in low and middle-income countries before the outbreak started. In addition, the pandemic has the potential to worsen the situation even more if we do not act fast. As a result, the e-learning segment has been showing a significant rise during the pandemic and is being denoted as the future of education.

The future of Education is transforming beyond the walls of a classroom. The HyFlex education model is the new normal, enabling the students to interact and learn directly from the experts, bridging the gap between the educators and the learners. Video conferencing helps in improving virtual collaboration, classroom engagement, productivity, and personalizes the overall digital learning experience.

In the simplest of terms, HyFlex learning can be defined as teachers taking both online and offline classes simultaneously for the students. Post pandemic as the schools adapted to the rigors of remote learning in 2021, video conferencing became their go to tool for teaching and interacting with the students.

Now that the pandemic is decelerating and the students are slowly moving back towards classroom learning, more districts are adapting to a HyFlex learning situation. It gives students the opportunity to attend a lecture in-person or virtually whichever they feel more comfortable with. Digital learning enables the students to choose the way they wish to attend the classes or the lectures. Hence, the benefits of video conferencing for impeccable digital education have been massive especially in the past two years.

According to Statista, projections show the e-learning market worldwide is forecasted to surpass 243 billion U.S. dollars by 2022. In 2016, the self-paced digital learning product market amounted to 46.67 billion U.S. dollars and is predicted to decrease to 33.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2021.

Size of e-learning market in 2014 and 2022
Size of e-learning market in 2014 and 2022 (Source: Statista)

How HyFlex Education can add value and enhance the Digital Learning Experience

Eliminates barriers

HyFlex education provides the students with the flexibility to study anytime and from anywhere, no matter where they are from, which indeed eliminates distance or connectivity barrier between students coming from different cities or localities.

Content Sharing

Instead of simply emailing files to the students or posting them on a messaging app online, video conferencing empowers the teachers to share the content and files with the students in real time basis.

Record & Save

Video conferencing allows the students to record or save the lecture for future reference. This not only helps the students to prepare better, but also enables better accessibility for the students who couldn’t attend live lectures to access the lectures later and prepare for their exams.

Interact & Collaborate

The biggest advantage of digital learning is that it encourages interaction and collaboration between the teachers and the students. This in turn enhances the overall learning experience for the students.

PeopleLink’s Virtual Classroom Solutions not only provides a seamless classroom environment for the students and the teachers to collaborate efficiently, but are also quite easy to setup and affordable to implement. We offer intelligent classroom solutions like Student & Teacher tracking cameras, Digital Podiums, Interactive devices etc, that transform every traditional classroom into a space where students and teachers can interact in a face-to-face, real life-like session very easily.

PeopleLink’s HyFlex Classroom Solution bridges the gap between a conventional and an intelligent classroom learning experience. With improved accessibility and increased inclusivity, PeopleLink aims to transform every traditional classroom into a virtual boundary-less space for an ultimate extravagant learning experience.

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