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Key benefits of teaching online
In a post-Covid world, many teachers have been overwhelmed by the learning curve to move online. However online education is a no brainer for teachers, and education communities should embrace the change.
Increased flexibility of time
Learning and teaching can occur at times that are more convenient and productive for both students and teachers. Students can work at their own pace within a given framework and the online learning and teaching engagement process can be broken into smaller more frequent portions of time, with an opportunity for reflection in between.
Increased flexibility of location
Learning and teaching can take place in any location (home, office, while commuting, coffee shop) and can include students and teachers from diverse geographical locations.
Online education gives learning a new relevance to contemporary society and professional and industry practice.
Online education provides opportunities to access and share information more easily and readily. Teachers and students are able to join online communities of practice based on their area of interest rather than their geographic location.
Online education provides access to a greater depth and breadth of resources and information.
Diverse and enriching experience
Online education can enhance the student learning experience by providing opportunities for cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural and/or cross-campus collaborations. This learning experience can occur at a local, national or international level, and can be enriched by increased interaction and engagement, peer feedback, and group work skills.
Access, equity & disability
Online delivery provides a mechanism for equal opportunity amongst students and teachers living with a disability, or who have accessibility difficulties that restrict their ability to attend a face-to-face class.
Digital information literacy
Online learning develops digital literacy skills that are increasingly required in contemporary society and workplace environments.