With the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it seems that the educational world is also being influenced by the Information Age, in which the way humans learn will also be digitised. The recent spread of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has inevitably led to a drastic transition towards online classes, resulting in an urgent demand for effective ways to conduct and deliver online education to students.
For online classes conducted via pre-recorded video lectures, visual stimulation along with media-rich audio is a major advantage. In particular, recorded lectures that are available online have functions such as ‘play’, ‘forward’, ‘rewind’, and ‘re-watch’, providing students with the convenience of listening to lectures at their own speed. Pre-recorded videos do not suffer from delivery problems caused by bandwidth, dropout, lag, and other technical issues potentially inherent in live teleconferences.
Asynchronous learning is more convenient for families with slow internet, no internet, multiple school children, or parents working from home. Rather than being required to sit behind a screen all day, students can learn when it fits into their home schedule. If the video lessons are too long, you can view the whole session by diving it into small portions at your own convenience!