The traditional way to conduct a seminar is to conduct recurring meetings by professional organizations. If a seminar is conducted within a firm, multinational corporation, or even within an educational institution, the ultimate aim is same, i.e. to present the outcome of a research and to seek and extract more ideas from the viewers/participants. One can see that traditional mode to conduct a seminar is time consuming and it demands unwanted usage of resources.
Nowadays, people are ready to exploit the scope of technological knowhow because they are aware of the fact that digital divide is no more an issue and there are several possibilities to be explored. To be specific, educational experts who have enough technical knowhow on the scope of webinars make use of the same for the betterment of online education. There are several well-beings of webinars within the scenario of online education, some are pointed out and discussed below.
During a webinar, multiple presenters can act their roles by indulging in the process of conducting a seminar with the help of the internet. To be specific, the students who get enrolled for an online course can seek help from more than one educator or can choose one from presenters/educators according to the individual students’ need. Earlier, class room instruction was strictly limited within the sphere and control of single teacher. This deeply influenced the process of teaching and learning. But now, as more classes are becoming online, webinars save time for both teaching staff and student community.
Video File Classes
Those who attend a traditional seminar related to orientation class for a professional or non-professional course can have real time interaction with an educator. During the seminar, the participant can take notes and ask questions. But after the seminar, there is nothing except notes to ponder upon. When this idea is superimposed into the scenario of a webinar, the participants (say, students who got enrolled for an online course) can have classes in the form of video file format. Webinar attendees can make use of the video files to go through same later and to have deeper understanding on the topic/subject under discussion.
Live chat is possible within the traditional method of conducting seminars. But this is done during the Q&A session within a seminar. For instance, the participants can ask questions to the presenter and seek answers from him or her. During a webinar, an online student can indulge in live chat with the presenter and can have answers to the same. This can help an online student to go beyond the traditional method of instruction. To be specific, live chat is possible only if instruction and related educational strategy are connected with the internet. So, online education benefits from webinars because it helps students to communicate with the educator or the presenter of a webinar.
One can see that online education is undergoing tremendous change, for instance, even satellite communication is used to telecast classes within a virtual real ambiance. Here, webinar attendees or the members of online student community can make use of conference option as a method to share the class with others. For instance, webinar attendees can connect their classes with others with the technical knowhow in online conferencing option. More than one participant can view and interact with the webinar presenter and this reduces the wastage of time and further resources.
Within the scenario of webinars, chat filer is an innovative method to connect those who attend the webinar with the presenters. To be specific, attendees can make use of chat filter option to discard unwanted usages and topics and to deal with the exact topic or subject under discussion within a webinar. This reduces the possibility of misusing different innovative options within a webinar because other than those who are interested in using the same never attempt to use the same because usage is limited within a limited number of users. As filtering of words and usages is possible, a webinar attendee or an online student will be forced to focus upon the topic or subject under discussion.
So, the above-mentioned ideas and points prove that there are several benefits on using webinar as a platform or tool to enhance online education. Within this circumstance, students are expected to make use of innovative technology to enhance their aim. Similarly, educators can depend upon webinars to transform online education into its next level of innovativeness.
Author: Aaliyah Hayes, www.triumphessays.com/