As the technologies & education system changing in recent times tutors should consider educating students with the latest technologies available.
In the evolution of technology with apps, projector screens, Digital media, and last but not the least online learning platforms some fundamentals of teaching remains as it is, so if tutors can implement these basic ideas in his/her tutoring style with students can cope up with the evolution of digital education.
So friends I have compiled the list of 10 timeless ideas for Digital tutoring and yes, you are most welcome to add your own suggestions as well.
Greet them where they love to go
Everyone has their favourite tools, whether it multimedia text editor for texting, or their android phones for saving pictures of something on Instagram. Students understand individual tools. They’ve spent significant parts of their lives mastering their abilities in it! If you’re able to relocate across the street from students with what they preferred using, you might access them with techniques you cannot otherwise.
Use online & multimedia platforms for Better Tutoring
Gone are the days when the teacher was the only primary portal for information. There’s YouTube, Wikipedia along with weblogs and other sites to steer curious minds. Let students free to learn! It is an empowering feeling for students if we set them free to learn & find possibilities to pursue what interests them within the scope of your class OR inside the limits of their own imagination.
Focus on outcome & find new possibilities
I have heard so much about the digitisation of Education and mostly its positive conversations that I have gone through online. It’s good that the education industry is open to adapt to new technologies, although the question is whether we implement them effectively or not for better learning outcome. Good tutors use technology to improve the learning outcome weather it is via using online tutoring platforms or by using social media and video sharing platforms.
Let students learn with freedom
The best thing i have noticed with students that they are fully aware what they need to learn and what are the topics or subjects that interests them. Why don’t you let students understand & learn on their own? Tutors have held control for a long time, but it is the high time to adapt to new tutoring methods that allows students to explore more opportunities and information online that will be better not only for students as well as tutors, cause these platforms get updated frequently they get the information that is relevant & more accurate.
Be a creator not the consumer
Well, that’s a well known fact, but no one want to go for extra mile to be a creator. Let’s think for a minute, what if no one creates the resources what we’ll get via searches or by online education blogs, We need to adapt the habit of writing and creating reference points for other students, so that everyone gets the benefit and can add more value in it via conversations on the web.
Consider a wide audience while creating resources
For the outreach in old times we required print media, magazine ads or the pamphlets, but Now days we just need a blog or perhaps a social networking account to connect with the world. When students do a project their friends or the student from another country, looking for the similar information might find, and they might consider it to share with their friends so think accordingly and create resources that has global appeal.
Students love visuals & video material for Learning
That’s actually a human nature to attract towards visual content more than text and now days we have the plethora of amazing videos & images available online you can easily select them for broadcasting your point of view effectively and let students to grasp the information in a better way, I am sure they will love the effort you put in to convey your message via a visually appealing PowerPoint presentation.
Personalisation always works
Everyone loves a personalised message or a personalised publication from school yearbook as a student they want to see their name in it, they want to find themselves in every event they have participated in. Connect with the students by using personalisation in what they are interested in or passionate about. They will feel more connected when they see their own personalised work in what they are learning.
Ask yourself whether it brings a change in or elevate student life
Carrying out a significant project a good interesting subject can interact with students. Doing the work to solve an essential problem causes it to be significant. The continual concern of parents, students and tutors is a practical application of it. If that which you do or create for any class can enhance the lives of others in your neighborhood or all over the world, it isn’t just academic any longer.
All students are not the same give them time to adjust
We are living in a technology freak world and the students are well known and familiar with it whether it is latest gadgets, iPods, or the digital. So they know all that better than most of us, But they are all not the same, some of them might struggle to accept new tools or application that we are using, Just give them some time to get comfortable with it.