Mazand IT are making Virtual classroom Solutions to our customers. A Virtual Classroom is a simulated classroom via Internet, which provides a convenient communication environment for distance learners just like traditional face-to-face classroom. A virtual classroom allows learners to attend a class from anywhere in the world and aims to provide a learning experience that is similar to a real classroom.
In a School, College & University setup, lectures are scheduled, students arrive on time; find their teachers, fellow learners, a blackboard or whiteboard, LCD projector, optionally a television screen with videos. Likewise, a Virtual Classroom is a scheduled, online, teacher-led training/teaching session where teachers and learners interact together using computers linked to a network such as the Internet.
A virtual classroom enables to bring learners from around the world together online in highly interactive virtual classes while greatly reducing the travel, time, and expense of on-site teaching/training programs.
It can be used as a solution for live delivery and interaction that addresses the entire process of creating and managing the teaching-learning process. It facilitates instructor and student in teaching-learning events, such as a seminar, online discussion or a live training for employees in company.
In a traditional classroom, professor, students and fellow learners are present, similarly, the same set of participants are present in a virtual classroom. They can talk with each other alike the traditional classroom via chat. Similarly presenter uses digital whiteboard, gives notes/resources, gives presentation as given in traditional one.
Some of the Key Components of a Virtual Classroom include a Video Conferencing Setup, High Definition Ai Cameras, and Electronic Podiums with Touch screen, High Fidelity Audio System and Speakers, Microphones with Echo Cancellation, Projector, Screen, Vuisualiser and the like.
Advantages of Virtual Classroom: -
Removal of geographical barriers (Anywhere learning) A virtual classroom allows learners and teachers to attend a single live training session from any place in the world, provided they have a computer and Internet connection.
Sessions can be recorded if learners miss a traditional classroom-based training session; they have very little opportunity to engage in the learning experience that took place. A virtual classroom has a facility to record the session, so learners or teachers can replay it afterwards. Teachers too get an opportunity to review their own or their colleague's performance.
Quicker to organize Training can be organized more quickly than traditional classroom-based training. Classrooms and projectors do not need to be reserved; materials do not need to be distributed. The sessions are easier to schedule or reschedule since attendees will not be traveling to the venue of the session.
One to one communication in a virtual classroom environment, learners can talk to the teacher and to each other, and although this communication is not as rich in a traditional classroom, it still can help learners, since it is one to one.