Tips for Starting Remote Training Online Classes in Covid-19 situation

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Covid-19 pandemic forced humanity to see the other side of this world. Its time to re-think about human existence and our priorities. Currently, we are facing an issue without having any known solution.

As we all know it is spreading like hell all over the world and, we’re facing the shutdown of the offices and schools.

Somehow we can get our businesses back but what about children who are facing this issue and disconnected from the school and studies. It will put a big impact on the future of the kids.

Most of us are planning to go online for classes, mostly schools and colleges thinking to deliver classes online. But, having no idea where to start?

Here, I’m trying to answer some basic questions you will ask before starting an online class.

Q1: Live Class or Course

As we are in the middle of the crisis, if you want to start something right away, then you should start a live class, where teachers are hosts and students are attendees.

Some webinar software allows putting questions for attendees in the ongoing class, it helps in taking the test of the class. Later you can check the reports of the students in the admin panel.

If you don’t want quizzes in the middle of the class, use a tool like Google Forms and ask students to fill it after the class. With Google Forms, all the data is organised in a sheet automatically so no need for manual entries.

Once you’re up and running with your students, record these sessions and put them in your course as lessons. For hosting you can upload them on YouTube or Vimeo.

Then add a quiz at the end of the lesson or course in your LMS software to evaluate the progress of the students.

This is way your course content will be ready automatically, and you do not have to record and edit the content. If you don’t want to use those webinar videos, record and edit other videos for the course once your class is settled.

Q2: Best Webinar & Conference Tools?

There are numerous webinar and conference software available in the market, these are commonly used:

  1. Zoom.us
  2. Goto Webinar
  3. Google Hangout
  4. Google Meet
  5. Microsoft Teams

There are few more available in the market, you can google them.

Q3: Useful Tools for Content Creation

Course creation is a time taking process so use smart tools can save a lot of time. These are the most commonly used tools used by instructional designers.

  1. Interactive Content
    • Articulate Storyline 360
    • Adobe Captivate
    • iSpring Suite
    • H5P.org
    • Elucidat
  2. Video Editing & Screen Recording
    • Camtasia
    • Filmora
    • Adobe Premiere
  3. Photo Editing, Wireframing and Sketching
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe XD
  4. Learning Management Systems

Q4: How to Prevent Cheating?

Are you thinking? students can easily cheat while attempting the tests at home. It is really hard to stop learners from google…ing the answers of the question.

To overcome this, why don’t we make it an open test and let students explore the web to find the correct answers. But this time you put some really hard questions on the board, let them research the correct answer.

If they’re not focusing on studies, they will learn about the topic while solving the problem, it’s simple.

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Final Thoughts

This Covid-19 situation is a big problem for the world, which we never expected. Now we’re in the middle of it without any know solution, we have to rethink about our priorities to mitigate these issues in the future.

If you’re are working in the eLearning field, please share a few words about how you’re dealing with this situation? It will help other readers.

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