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Why Our Online Classes Stand Out
Exclusively for Your Team: We focus on professionals from the same company, fostering a cohesive learning environment where everyone speaks the same ‘language’.
Pinoy Pride: Being based in the Philippines, we seamlessly blend both English and Filipino in our sessions, creating a comfortable learning atmosphere that resonates with our kababayans.
Specialized Topics for Workplace Professionals:
- Leadership: Shape the leaders of tomorrow.
- Supervision: Guide your team with expertise.
- Professional Development: Ensure continuous growth.
- Public Speaking: Amplify your team’s voice with confidence.
Custom-Fit for Your Needs: We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all. Our programs are tailor-fit to the unique requirements of your organization, making every session resonate with real-world challenges and solutions.
Optimal Learning Environment: While our classes shine with 20 participants, rest assured we capably handle up to 30, ensuring every member gains valuable insights.
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My Online Classes Experiences
Back in 2004, I started teaching online classes through webcasting for a university. From a studio in Quezon City, I taught subjects like economics, sociology, and business communication, reaching over 3000 students from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
It was more challenging. Slow internet made teaching online a task, but the power of reaching such a vast audience was unmistakable. It promised cost savings and equalized education for learners nationwide.
I believed in this approach so much that I promoted online classes for companies in the Philippines. Many felt online classes was ahead of its time.
But when the pandemic emerged, the world saw its potential. Today, internet connections are faster, yet many teachers initially struggled with the new medium. But with time, we’ve all adjusted.
Given this journey, I’m thrilled to offer new online classes by the third quarter of 2023. Join me on this adventure because it will be fun and rewarding.
What are online classes?
Online classes refer to structured learning experiences delivered over the Internet, wherein students and instructors engage in real-time, often using video conferencing tools, virtual whiteboards, or chat functionalities. Online classes typically follow a set schedule, much like traditional in-person classes, but occur in a virtual environment.
It is different from online courses.
Online courses are often comprehensive programs of study available on the internet, which allow students to engage with learning materials at their own pace.
They often include a mix of video lectures, readings, quizzes, assignments, and sometimes, peer interactions. While online courses can have instructor-led components, they are primarily designed for asynchronous learning.
Unlike online classes, which are real-time and instructor-led, online courses can often be accessed anytime, anywhere, allowing students more flexibility in their learning.
Online courses might include a series of online classes as part of the curriculum.
Online classes are not webinars too.
Webinars are online seminars or workshops conducted over the internet. They are typically one-off events that focus on specific topics and are presented in a lecture-style format, often with opportunities for attendees to ask questions.
While webinars and online classes both take place in real-time and use similar technologies, webinars are generally shorter in duration and are more topic-specific.
They may not necessarily have a structured learning outcome, unlike online classes which usually follow a curriculum.
And, online classes are not live seminars. I know this is obvious to you, but allow me to differentiate.
Live seminars refer to in-person gatherings, often academic or professional in nature, where informative speakers present on specific topics to an audience.
They allow for face-to-face interactions and can vary in length from a few hours to several days.
The primary difference is the mode of delivery. Live seminars are conducted in physical locations, requiring attendees to be present in person, while online classes are conducted virtually.
Live seminars are done in one location; online classes can have students everywhere in the world.
Live seminars can offer networking opportunities and direct interactions in a way that online classes might not.
I do more workshops and bootcamps than seminars because I pay attention to developing skills, not giving information. But seminars are effective ways to educate employees.
I used flipped online classes to ensure that learners get the information they need, the skills they must develop, and the inspiration to act on what they have learned.
Flipped online classes inform, influence, and inspire.
Benefits of Online Classes
Online classes can offer numerous benefits, especially to workplace professionals.
Here are seven key advantages:
Flexibility and Convenience
Online classes allow professionals to learn at their own pace and on their own schedule.
This flexibility means they can balance work commitments with educational pursuits, choosing to learn during breaks, after work hours, or even during weekends.
Often, online classes can be more affordable than traditional in-person courses, especially when considering associated costs like transportation, accommodation, and printed materials.
Workplace professionals can upskill without incurring significant financial burdens.
Diverse Course Offerings
The virtual nature of online classes means that professionals aren’t limited by geography. They can enroll in courses from institutions or experts globally, giving them access to a broader range of topics and specialized knowledge.
Many online platforms facilitate interaction among students, enabling professionals to network with peers from different industries, regions, or countries.
This diverse interaction can lead to new perspectives and potential collaboration opportunities.
Tailored Learning Experience
Online classes often come with a variety of resources, such as video lectures, podcasts, articles, and interactive quizzes.
Professionals can choose the learning methods that suit them best, ensuring better retention and comprehension.
As workplace professionals learn, they can immediately apply new skills or knowledge to their jobs.
This real-time application can reinforce learning, drive immediate value, and showcase the relevance of the educational content.
Continuous Professional Development
In many industries, ongoing education is crucial for career advancement. Online classes make it easier for professionals to stay updated with the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in their fields, ensuring they remain competitive and relevant in the evolving workplace.
In essence, online classes offer workplace professionals an efficient and adaptable way to enhance their skills, boost their careers, and stay updated in the ever-evolving professional landscape.
Five Advantages of Online Classes
Online classes can provide a multitude of advantages to companies as well.
Here are five key benefits:
Scalable Professional Development
Online classes enable companies to provide standardized training to a large number of employees simultaneously.
This is especially beneficial for large or geographically dispersed organizations where ensuring consistent training can be a challenge.
Traditional training programs often involve expenses related to travel, venue hire, printed materials, and external trainers.
Online classes can reduce or eliminate many of these costs, providing a more cost-effective solution for employee development.
Enhanced Employee Retention
Companies that invest in their employees’ growth and professional development often see lower turnover rates.
Offering online classes can be perceived as a valuable employee benefit, increasing satisfaction and loyalty.
Online classes can be easily updated with the latest information, techniques, or regulations. This ensures that employees are always trained on the most current and relevant content, allowing the company to stay competitive and compliant.
Flexibility and Less Downtime
Online classes allow employees to learn at their own pace, which can often be done outside of peak working hours.
This flexibility means that companies don’t have to lose productivity due to employees taking time off for training sessions. It also allows for a more personalized learning experience, as employees can revisit content as needed.
Integrating online classes into a company’s training and development strategy can lead to cost savings, increased productivity, and a more knowledgeable and satisfied workforce.
Five Disadvantages of Online Classes
While online classes offer numerous benefits, they also come with certain drawbacks.
Here are five disadvantages of online classes.
Lack of Face-to-Face Interaction
One disadvantage of online classes is the absence of direct, in-person interaction between students and instructors. This can lead to feelings of isolation and may hinder the development of soft skills, such as communication and teamwork.
It can also make it harder to ask questions, get immediate feedback, or participate in spontaneous discussions.
Dependence on technology means that both instructors and students can face technical challenges.
These can range from poor internet connectivity to software glitches. Such issues can disrupt the learning process and cause frustration.
Self-Discipline and Time Management
Online classes often require a high degree of self-motivation. Without the structure of a traditional classroom, some students may struggle to manage their time effectively, leading to procrastination and potentially falling behind in the coursework.
My method is flipped online classes, which demand participants to be self-driven. Of course, when participants are not self-driven, they will also miss learning opportunities even in face-to-face sessions.
Limited Practical Experience
Certain subjects, especially those that involve hands-on training like lab experiments, medical procedures, or art workshops, can be challenging to replicate effectively in a fully online environment.
The virtual space might not provide the necessary hands-on experience that an in-person setting would.
However, the programs that I offer like public speaking, leadership, and professional development may work well with online classes.
Accessibility and Equity Concerns
While online classes aim to be inclusive, there’s a digital divide that exists. Not all employees have equal access to reliable internet connections or the necessary devices to participate in online learning.
This can lead to disparities in learning experiences and outcomes among employees. But you can say the same thing in face-to-face classes. Employees’ bandwidth is not always the same.
While these disadvantages present challenges, many of them can be mitigated through thoughtful course design, the integration of supportive technologies, and awareness and action from the company and trainers.
So, for these reasons, I want to introduce to you the flipped online class.
Characteristics of Effective Online Classes
Creating an effective online class requires attention to detail, understanding the specific dynamics of digital education, and addressing both the technological and pedagogical aspects of learning.
Here are some key characteristics of effective online classes.
Clear Objectives and Outcomes
Each learning experience should have well-defined learning objectives that are communicated upfront to the students.
Ensure learners know what to expect and what they’ll achieve by the end of the class.
Materials should be designed to capture and maintain student attention. You can achieve this through multimedia elements, such as videos, animations, interactive quizzes, and infographics.
Effective online classes encourage active learning. Use interactive quizzes, discussion forums, peer reviews, and group projects.
One of the advantages of online learning is the ability to learn at one’s own pace. Offering flexibility, such as self-paced modules combined with scheduled sessions, can cater to diverse learning styles and schedules.
Regular feedback is crucial for student progress. Automated quizzes, peer reviews, and instructor feedback help students understand where they stand and what areas they need to improve.
Make content accessible to all, including those with disabilities. This includes using readable fonts, providing alt-text for images, offering closed captions for videos, and ensuring compatibility with screen readers.
Community and Collaboration
Building a sense of community can make online classes more engaging. Discussion forums, group projects, and peer-to-peer interactions facilitate this.
Instructors should be available and responsive to student queries. Regular office hours, Q&A sessions, or timely responses in discussion forums can foster a supportive learning environment.
The platform and tools used should be reliable and user-friendly. Technical glitches can disrupt the learning process, so it’s vital to use tested and trusted technologies.
Regular assessments, both formative (ongoing feedback) and summative (final evaluations), ensure that students grasp the material and meet the learning objectives.
Relevant and Updated Content
The course content should be relevant to the stated objectives and current in terms of information and examples. Regular updates ensure the course remains pertinent to the changing times.
Providing real-world examples, case studies, and projects can make learning more meaningful and applicable for students.
Offering supplementary materials like reading resources, external links, and tutorials can provide added value to students and deepen their understanding.
Set expectations about participation, detail assignment requirements, provide course schedules, and communicate any changes promptly.
Online classes can provide a rich, interactive, and effective learning environment that parallels, or even surpasses, the traditional classroom experience.
Flipped Online Classes
Have you ever felt that traditional online classes sometimes just skim the surface?
Flipped online classes allow learners to delve deeper into topics, making every minute of the class more interactive and valuable.
In Flipped Online Classes, the learning is, well, ‘flipped’.
Instead of attending a live class to hear a lecture, participants first go through the core content on their own time. This could be videos, readings, or even interactive modules.
Then, during the actual class time, we dive straight into discussions, problem-solving, and activities that build on that knowledge.
Deep Dive: Since the basics are covered before class, our live sessions dive deeper into the topic. It’s hands-on learning at its best!
Active Participation: Everyone gets to actively participate, ask questions, and share experiences.
Flexibility: Participants can learn the initial content at their own pace. If something’s tricky? Pause, rewind, and revisit.
More Engaging: Without long lectures, the live sessions become lively, interactive, and much more engaging.
A Note of Caution:
I’ve often used the Flipped Online Classes method, and it’s fantastic! But there’s a catch. It works best when an organization can ensure that all participants review the materials before the live class.