Introduction of e learning has made the teaching convenient. Conventional teaching requires teachers to strain physically by standing long hours in the classroom with regular students attending the lectures. But, through online education teaching person can set up a virtual classroom at home and teach students across the globe.
It is a different job altogether. The teacher has to handle students with face to face interaction and lively discussions. However, it is job which needs dedication and interest to share knowledge with patience.
Persons who are interested to take up online teaching need qualifications and requirements as conventional teaching process. Online teachers need to have a bachelors’ degree and get a teaching license. Different levels of qualifications are required for teaching at various educational domains. Despite the field of professional working teachers can take up this assignment in respect with the chosen field. At every level of teaching online institutions check with familiarity of teachers with the internet and content management systems. Earlier experience of instructional designing and teaching or tutoring online is highly desirable.
Among the several advantageous of online teaching, virtual teachers are able to teach anywhere and at any time. Anybody can get a job from a prestigious institution to teach online and do that without relocating to anywhere.
Sometimes a tailor made curriculum is forced upon online instructors to abandon which are proven trustworthy in past courses. It is also isolating and challenging as many prefer interacting with teachers directly. Few institutions professors and teachers underestimate online teaching as teachers are paid very less. Society may also reflect the similar sentiments against online teachers.