What is a Virtual Classroom?
A virtual classroom is a digital replica of a traditional classroom or training room. The instructors teach, and the participants learn in real-time, face-to-face but via internet-enabled technology devices. The classroom staple – whiteboard – remains intact. All classes happen in real-time. Everything remains the way it is. The only difference is: an online classroom uses technology to support instruction and learning.
What are the advantages of a virtual classroom?
It offers more flexibility over a traditional classroom. You can deliver the instruction to a geographically dispersed audience at one time. The attendance is automatically tracked. Moreover, online collaboration typically incorporates more communication tools, such as chat, open discussion boards, polls, and multimedia content.