What is virtual learning?

In order to understand the essence of “virtual learning“, it is necessary to clarify some related terms. It is often the case that the terms: e-learning, web-based learning, online learning and distance learning appear as synonymous. They, however, represent different aspects of learning and their synonymous use is incorrect. E-learning…

Make easier transition from traditional to virtual teaching

Teaching online in synchronous virtual classroom has its specifics related to preparation, conducting and classroom management. As an online tutor, considering these key characteristics, will help you create favourable learning environment, manage your time better and achieve higher learning outcomes in the virtual teaching. Here are some tips how to…

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Differentiated instruction in the Virtual Classroom

Differentiated instruction is a popular approach for teaching and learning which takes into consideration the variety of learner needs. For the implementation of the differential approach understanding of each learner needs or the needs of a small group of learners is essential as opposed to teaching according to a fixed…

Tips for improvement of learner’s attention

According to the economist and psychologist Herbert A. Simon … the wealth of information (…) consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it. Learner’s…

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Techniques to foster your virtual students motivation

Students’ motivation is especially important for the successful implementation of any learning process. Learning in the virtual environment is not an exception. Working with unmotivated students is extremely difficult because online learning requires self-discipline, especially in its asynchronous form. Success in virtual learning depends on active learner participation They would…

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Reflection and feedback in online environment

Research on asynchronous virtual learning environment shows the prevailing focus on cognitive processes. Seeking to build critical thinking skills, argumentation or knowledge, they isolate the purely human aspect. They exclude learners’ needs of affiliation, support and affirmation[1]. This inevitably reflects on the learning process because one of the most important…

Educational strategies in the virtual classroom

The development of online learning environments allows tutors not only to adapt their approaches to the virtual space, but also to apply innovative ideas and strategies which transform learning into a process of wholesome interaction and collective acquisition of knowledge and skills. Despite the physical separation between tutor and learners…

What is synchronous and asynchronous virtual learning?

The specific conditions for conducting virtual learning are connected with two main factors – participants’ location and the time when learning takes place. As a kind of distance learning, virtual learning presupposes a different location for the learners and tutors. As far as time of learning is concerned, however, virtual…