The question from an upcoming teacher – Will online coachings for IIT JEE/NEET replace the existing coaching system?
The answer is no. Not in next few years, until we get good hi-speed internet speed all over India, all cities and states.
But it’s not the question of replacement, it’s about affordability, removing location and language barriers. There are many cities in India and abroad (for NRI students) where good quality experienced teachers are not available physically. Online coaching (Live Classes) allows students to study from qualified and experienced teachers in online mode from anywhere.
A renowned faculty, teaching students in traditional classes, put some question marks over efficiency of JEE/NEET online coaching classes. Let’s try to answer these concerns one by one.
1. The best thing about traditional classroom coaching is interaction between student and teacher. It is hardly possible in online coaching.
Some people confuses online coaching with recorded lectures. Online classes are very personalized with two way interaction between teacher and student. On contrary, in a batch of 150 students in a physical classroom, how many teachers interact with each student after the class. I guess not many.
Online batches are short (20–25 students), so it’s easy to focus on each student’s performance.
Doubt removal sessions are always available in online coaching, and mistakes correction, uploading question and answers, special sessions on student request, recordings of classes, all these things are provided to students via a digital classroom.
2. IIT JEE/NEET Online Coaching (Internet) will distract students
JEE/NEET Online classes generally happens under the monitoring of parents (mostly 8–10 pm). Would any parent allow the child to waste unnecessary time during the class? No. Anyway, the students who wants to clear JEE or NEET knows about the importance of time and they like to stay away from any type of distractions.
About the concentration in the class, It’s all about teacher’s ability to engage with students, irrespective of the medium of coaching.
3. Online coaching is too early for school students. It’s good for graduate and postgraduate students but not for school students.
Speaking of age and maturity factor, schools students are not far behind these days. Most of the students outside India are preferring online classes for SAT (Subjects Tests). Our students (and many are already doing) can surely adapt to the new ways of learning and exam preparation.
Teachers who like to use technology to teach students
For people who are coming into teaching field and very passionate about it, online coaching enhances your reach to students that are living far away from your place. It’s also a very convenient option as there is no travelling involved, and the batch timings works well if you are already teaching somewhere during the day time.
Misunderstanding about JEE/NEET online coaching
The concept of JEE/NEET online coaching is still not understood correctly by people. It certainly give some benefits to teachers, students and parents, all of them. And if managed and delivered well, online coaching does give results.
Check this post to know more about the process of online classes and benefits : IIT JEE Online Coaching Benefits
Will traditional offline coaching gets affected by JEE/NEET online coaching?
I am not putting JEE/NEET online classes above offline but when we see our schools shifting to “Smart classrooms” everywhere, and govt’s one of the top priority is to provide digital education, everything will not be the same like past, whether it’s examination modes or delivery mechanism of JEE/Medical coaching classes.
PS : I work for an online coaching provider.