In this modern era we know some terms which are quiet popular in education circle. They are traditional classroom and non-traditional classroom. Traditional classroom here is when teacher is directly teaching his or her students by facing face while non-traditional classroom is the opposite. In the non-traditional classroom, teachers can indirectly face their students in teaching or giving materials. The process of teaching and learning can be done from a far away distance.
They can use computers service by connecting it to internet to give the materials. Even they also can use telephone in teaching through teleconferencing bridge system. This kind of class is called teleclass. In this article we are going to discuss about the teleclass. One way in gathering student and teacher from many places with minimal expense is by doing the teleclass. Therefore we can see that teleclass is the most practical way in learning and teaching process. There are three main reasons why it is claimed as the most practical way.
They are from comfort and convenience side of teleclass, the lifelong learning and teaching which can be got from teleclass and results orientation of teleclass. Comfort and convenience is one of the tree main reasons why teleclass is the most practical way of learning and teaching process. In traditional school, when teacher is doing a mistake in providing materials, students can directly interrupt him or her and even say rude words and sneer to the teacher which can emerge the uncomfortable situation in classroom. However, it is different in teleclass. The teacher can feel free and relaxed in teaching without any hurt feeling.
For the students, the teleclass can bring comfortable condition too. In every teleclass, student sit in front row then they can tell their personal experience or problem calmly and freely without anyone can judge. In this kind of sharing, automatically, the teacher can know his or her students background of ability so they can choose which kind of materials are suitable for them. Furthermore, both teachers and students can work together without any concern about clothes diversity. They don’t have to worry about what kind of clothes they are going to wear in classroom and also about uncomfortable classroom facilities and etc.
Moreover, teleclass also gives other easiness which anybody can take lifelong period of teaching and learning process. In this era, many people who want to take longer education level are limited by certain period of time of particular education institution. However, teleclass gives chance to everybody who wants to take the longer and deeper education process. Because of its convenience, people also want to take it more and more. Following teleclass is out of desire in only getting degree or certification but getting deeper knowledge. Anyone can take teleclass whenever and wherever they want with telephone there.
Finally, results-orientation is the last main reasons of teleclass as the most practical way of learning and teaching process. Traditional classroom is about giving materials from the teacher then be grasped and retained by students. Although basically the teleclass also do that kind of learning and teaching process, it takes further and deeper approach. According to the article titled Top Ten Advantages of the Teleclass Format in women’Su website? , many teleclasses are designed to help students reach a goal, make a change, prove what they learned or fix problems during the teleclass.
So, teleclass also emphasize the process of the teleclass proceeds not only the process after the class. In additional, teachers also can get many students who are not limited in certain geographical area. For example Kim Pearson, in his article titled Giving Teleclass – Pro and Cons of Speaking to the Faceless? , he wrote that through his teleclass he could get students from India, New Zealand, and South Africa, as well as New York, Chicago, Houston and LA. We can get the idea that the teacher also can broaden his or her connection of teaching to other countries.
Footnotes: 1) Women’sU. Top Ten Advantages of the Teleclass Format. Retrieved from http://www. womensu. com/newadvantage. htm 2) Pearson, Kim. Giving Teleclass – Pro and Cons of Speaking to the Faceless. 2008. Retrieved from http://biznik. com/articles/giving-teleclasses-the-pros-and-cons-of-speaking-t o-the-faceless Before moving to the conclusion let’s see one opinion from Moore (1988) which was tinkered by Teddi S. Deka and Patrick McMurry in their article titled Students Success in Face to Face and Distance Teleclass Environment: A Matter of Contact?? hat the distance teleclass students will have reduced contact with the instructor and other classmates. That contact is the central component of learning and teaching process is true. We cannot deny that teleclass also has less contact between the student and the teacher. However, we still have some ways to solve this. To add the contact, the teacher can provide two-way interactive teleclass with audio and video feed?. Both teachers and students also can provide computer, phone, video, fax, and so on to add the contact. They also have to be assertive and active in the students-teachers relationship.
Therefore, the problem of contact in teleclass can be solved easily. The three basic reasons why teleclass is the most practical way of learning and teaching process is the comfort and convenience of teleclass, the lifelong teaching and learning process and the results-orientation. Those reasons contain the advantages of teleclass. From writing this article, you can see that I agree with teleclass because it is practical. Even though the teleclass has less contact but the argument is not powerful enough. We still have the solutions of the less-contact-problem.
However, it depends on each student and teacher. They have their own right in choosing the best way in increasing and adding their knowledge in the process. They also have their own choice and interest in certain kind of classroom. Each kind of learning and teaching process has its own weakness and strength. In short, choose the best way type of learning and teaching process for your bright future! Footnotes: 1) Deka, Teddy. , McMurry, Patrick. Students Success in Face to Face and Distance Teleclass Environment: A Matter of Contact?. 2006. Retrieved from 2) IDEM