“We are all very ignorant. What happens is that we don’t all ignore the same things,” is a powerful phrase by Albert Einstein. Everyone has a lot to learn, but it is also true that we all have something to teach. We know something that others don’t… and that probably interest them or need them.
You studied for four years a university career in which you received thousands of classes. Maybe you did a master’s degree, some course or diploma to complement your professional training. Your work experience has allowed you to apply all this knowledge and it has also allowed you to learn valuable lessons that you acquire only in practice.
Why We all have something to teach?
The problem is that time does not spare you to teach. Complying with your work schedule, spending hours in traffic, attending endless errands and caring for your family are routine things that leave you little spare time. Or think about moving to an institute or school and spend hours teaching a lesson.
Innovation in education
Fortunately, there are the means that allow you to transmit your knowledge independently and personalized. It is well known that technological evolution has changed the dynamics of human relationships. Education has not escaped this phenomenon giving rise to a new teaching modality, eLearning:
It is carried out through the Internet, characterized by a physical separation between teachers and students, but with the predominance of both synchronous and asynchronous communication, through which a continuous didactic interaction is carried out. Also, the student becomes the center of training, having to self-manage their learning, with the help of tutors and peers.
In other words, eLearning is the use of digital media to provide education through multimedia material such as videos, audios, images or animations. A computer, tablet or mobile phone with Internet access is the only thing you need to connect with numerous students no matter where they are located.
As the previous definition indicates, eLearning allows you to teach both asynchronously – creating your online course and synchronously through live classes.
The online courses are composed of videos accompanied by audios and presentations that can be seen where and when. The biggest advantage is that the teacher chooses when to create these videos and then upload them to the platform where he will offer them and once the course is published, it is available day and night. The flexibility of the schedule is total.
It is a two-way session that allows you to connect in real-time with your students. They are generally used for private lessons, consulting, tutoring, or any kind of remote online help. The advantage here is that the interaction is complete, facilitating the direct encounter between people from different places. Although the schedule flexibility is not total, as in the case of online courses, teachers and students can agree on the time of their choice and adapt it to their availability.
A great benefit that you find in any of the two forms of online education is the little investment involved. It is the case of many teachers having to rent physical space to teach their classes. eLearning saves you this expense since each student learns with his device from anywhere without having to offer it.
This allows you to increase your number of students since the number of registered students will not be limited by the capacity of the physical space that you have at your disposal. It is usual to see how thousands of students can learn through a single online course.
In short, eLearning allows you to teach and learn where and when you want: the classroom is anywhere.
«To teach is to learn twice” – Joseph Joubert
Since we were born, we never stopped learning, not even when we are the ones we are teaching.
Create your online course
Provide your class live is the perfect opportunity for you to refresh and organize all your knowledge. Choosing your content, selecting which topics to cover and effectively communicating the lessons allows you to remember, apply and reflect on what you have learned over the years. Also, using technology and transmitting information allows you to use new technological tools and refine your speech.
Another good news of eLearning is that it is a very practical way to generate additional income that never hurts. The Internet and technology allow people to take advantage of their knowledge to receive money independently. Now you can use the resources you have obtained with so much effort in a way that also benefits others.
Every human group needs each of its members to contribute to its progress. A functional society in this sense needs people with skills, critical thinking and the skills to exercise their talents, elements that are acquired through education. Education is social: we were not born learned, but we need others to teach us. Be part of the cycle.