Online training is not about technology, but educators
should take advantage of technology to enable, enhance and empower learning.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (PRWEB) June 03, 2013
Online educator and business coach Louisa Chan is pleased to announce her appearance in an interview on current affairs show “Hello On Two” which took place on the 67th anniversary of Malaysian television channel RTM. The interview explored the topic of online learning, and an overview can be seen on YouTube.
Online learning – or E-learning - has been identified as one of the top 10 trends in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. The recent trend in online learning was largely initiated by universities launching free E-learning courses known as MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses), and they have removed much of the stigma previously associated with online learning.
To keep up with the increased demand for online learning, remain relevant and maintain a competitive edge, it is necessary for teachers and trainers to learn a new set of skills. Louisa commented that "Successful online teaching requires interactive design and delivery methods that make the lesson engaging. We need to hold the attention of busy learners who are always on the go."
She went on to say "It is important that E-learning tutors facilitate real time online lessons by eliciting responses from learners and coach with probing questions rather than overloading them with information and no practical implementation." Louisa shares her expertise regarding online learning and the new skills required for trainers and facilitators in this article available on the LouisaChan.com website.
“Online learning in itself does not produce better students, educators still need to inspire and motivate students throughout the learning process” she commented. Louisa talks about her recent TV interview and shares the rationale behind her mission in this ‘How to become an online teacher’ video resource.
The interview also posed the question of whether the growing demand for E-learning means it is set to surpass ‘real’ teaching. Louisa Chan’s viewpoint is that by making online learning interactive, personal and engaging for students it becomes a valuable tool that can complement traditional teaching and reach people who may not otherwise be able to learn the subjects they want.
Louisa maintains that online training will not replace the need for traditional teachers. Instead teachers should continuously improve and adapt their skills in order to remain relevant and in demand. It is Louisa's hope that trainers, tutors and coaches be proactive and equip themselves with these major new skills so they can reach more learners and have greater impact on their lives.
“It’s vital for successful E-learning to have a human element,” said Ms Chan. “That’s why I place so much importance on supporting my online learning videos with individual or group consultations by phone – this personal approach is key to students being able to turn their E-learning into practical application and achieve their best results.”
In concluding the interview, Louisa emphasized that "Online training is not about technology." She advised that educators should take advantage of technology to enable, enhance and empower learning but not let it take the primary focus away from a quality learning experience for students.
About Louisa Chan
Louisa Chan helps Training Providers and Coaches build ethical businesses using online marketing and social media. She has consulted and worked with multi-national companies while living in different parts of Asia.
Currently based in Malaysia, Louisa conducts face to face corporate workshops as well as online training and coaching. Visit Louisa Chan's website (http://www.LouisaChan.com) for more information.