- Bandwidth: A bandwidth of 8Mbps minimum is required for a stable video call per device. This means that if it is a family of four with 4 devices running at the same time then you need 32Mbps. Hence, if there is a lot of video calls happening, then opt for a minimum of 50 Mbps for smooth, uninterrupted streaming.
Have a designated space for the virtual classroom. It should be a well-lit space. You may invest in new equipment such as a camera, whiteboard, headsets for high-quality synchronous instructions.
Keep your visible work area clutter free. This is not just so that your house looks neat but also to avoid distraction amid online teaching.
Preferably, raise the webcam up to eye level so that the student can see you clearly.
To avoid embarrassing glitches and unnecessary waste of time, test your class before you start the class. Teachers should consider doing a run-through of their lessons before live streaming or recording them. Taking these steps can help minimize the amount of troubleshooting they have to do throughout the day and can make them feel more confident with online teaching.
It is important that teachers set expectations, goals, and routine. Even if the student is not physically present, it is important that there is a regimen to be followed with discipline.
Make sure there is a two-way communication and eye-contact. It is considered extremely beneficial when teachers connect with students via video and not merely audio. This helps in building a rapport and trust, and also, when the teacher smiles at you, the world lightens up for students!