Let’s think a little bit back to our school days. Sure, it might have been a long time for some of you, but try really hard!
What would you rather have had? A physical classroom or a classroom you could access wherever you wanted? A strict time for classes or the ability to choose when you wanted to learn? The high cost of tuition or the relatively lower cost of online webinars?
If you’re anything like most people, you would choose the latter options in all of those questions. However, even up to a few years ago, these options weren’t possible for students.
However, thanks to the expanding role of technology in our lives and the grand power of the World Wide Web, students and non-students have the option to choose between learning in a physical classroom or learning at their own pace in their own home. And teachers have the option between teaching in a classroom or using a webinar recording to teach students.
Here are some of the reasons why webinars beat out face-to-face teaching every time.
Students Get a Lot More Flexibility Than in The Classroom.
The dream of students being able to attend class in their PJs in bed is closer to reality than you may think. Webinars gives students and non-students the flexibility to learn when they want to and how they want to.
Want to attend a webinar from the beach in Hawaii? Check. Wake up early and get your learnings out of the way early? Check. The possibilities are endless!
This kind of learning has also been shown to have many benefits to students. They are more likely to pay attention when not stuck in a brightly lit brick and mortar classroom.
There Are Unlimited Possibilities for Learning.
Because the Internet is endless, there is room for webinars on every subject known to man. Want to learn something about geophysics? There’s webinars for you. Want to take a class on how to play the piano while blindfolded? I’m sure there’s something out there for you.
This also gives a little boost to student’s resumes, as they’re able to pick up new skills and knowledge whenever they want to.
There’s A Lot Less Worry About The $$$.
Most of the times, webinars are free or are provided at a relatively low cost. WHAT? Low cost for education!? Unheard of.
Well, my friend, it’s true. Offering webinars to students rather than classes where tuition is sky-high is an excellent option for those who want to save a buck or two and take the non-traditional route.
Students Are More Likely to Reach Out and Speak Up.
Because of the “face-less” nature of online webinars, students have been shown more likely to speak up in the class and speak to professors. This leads to much more engagement and learning by students. Because we all know how much everyone hates speaking up in class in front of hundreds of other students.
Webinars Are Generally More Accessible to More People.
Almost everyone around the world has some kind of access to the Internet. That means that webinars are more accessible to more people, especially when they are free or low-cost.
Brick and mortar schools are generally less accessible because of the high cost or location challenges. Webinars take all of that away and throw it out the window! Great news for everyone.
Learning Comes at Your Own Pace.
Another fantastic reason that webinars are better than face-to-face learning is because learning can come at a student’s own pace. No more trying to catch to where the other students are. No more getting embarrassed when you haven’t read the text for the day.
Students can choose their own pace and aren’t penalized for it. How great is that?
So, there you have it. Six of the top reasons why webinars are better than those old, traditional classes. Not that there’s anything wrong with physical classes! Webinars are changing the way we look at schooling and should be seen as a great addition to the world of education.