I have studied the "Standard Japanese Elementary 2" course offered by Hujiang Online School, which is a paid course. I am a course that needs to be studied, so I should be regarded as a motivated learner.
The overall evaluation is: to maximize the advantages of online education but also fully integrated into the characteristics of offline education, no less than any real courses.
The characteristics of online courses do not need to be described, the flexibility of learning time and space, the learning progress can be freely arranged, the learning materials are very rich, the teaching videos can be watched repeatedly, etc.
Regarding the integration of the characteristics of offline education, I will talk about my feelings from the following aspects:
(1) Use of teaching materials; (2) Arrangement of learning progress; (3) Course video format; (4) Supporting supplementary learning; (5) Interaction with teachers and classmates; (6) Test of learning results.
Finally, about its advantages compared with real courses, let’s talk about the following points:
(1) Flexibility in choice of time and space; (2) Divorce from real interpersonal relationships to avoid embarrassment; (3) Free choice of progress; (4) Posture of the teacher
1. The integration of offline education features
(1) Use of teaching materials
The course I am studying is not the original course of Hujiang Online School. The course is based on the real teaching material "Standard Japanese Elementary". The video of the course is in the form of PPT, which corresponds to the arrangement of the teaching material. The teacher will teach the course. Reminder: "Please turn the textbook to page xx", this way is exactly the same as sitting in a classroom listening to the teacher's lecture.
(2) Arrangement of learning progress
The course is not a one-time purchase for life-long use. The online school sets the study period of the course according to the amount of course learning. This is similar to the offline course. It sets a staged goal and urges learners to follow the progress and complete the study. , There will be a progress bar to remind the learner to compare what has been learned and the planned progress. Now that I have paid, I can't bear to waste it.
The course adopts the form of customs clearance, that is, one lesson can be completed before the next lesson can be continued.
(3) The format of the course video
The video of the course is explained based on the textbook production ppt, including the explanation of words and texts, reading, and grammar analysis. The more important point is that there are plug-ins for answering questions in the video, including vocabulary questions, listening questions and other forms. There are many questions in each course. The staged questions give feedback on learning and improve learners. Confidence.
(4) Supporting supplementary learning
Hujiang Online School uses Hujiang's platform to provide learners with as much supplementary learning as possible.
Happy Word Field is a supporting word memorizing software. After learning the video course, use Happy Word Field to recite words. According to the pronunciation, shape, fill in the blank, spelling and other forms, repeated memory is also very deep.
Hujiang Xiao D also provides the most convenient service as a dictionary.
The online school provides students with supplementary exercises and tests, as well as some corpus, which is great.
(5) Interaction with teachers and classmates
Online school simulates the most realistic learning experience for students.
You can use the question function for questions you don’t understand in the course of learning, and you will soon receive answers from the teaching assistant. The questions I asked were answered by the teaching assistant within a day, and I can keep asking questions repeatedly. While helping you answer the questions, the assistant will also provide some summaries and conclusions.
At the same time, you can also see other people's questions, so that you can pick up the knowledge leaked from the brains of other learners.
You can add classmates who study together as a classmate or friend to make progress with like-minded people.
(6) Test of learning results
In addition to the unexpected simple questions in the course video just mentioned, the online school course also provides a test at the end of each unit. The test format is basically the same as the Nx test format. There are detailed answers after completion, which is very improved after completion. Confidence has also gained a lot in the process of answering.
In addition, Hujiang Online School gave a lot of Nx test questions, including real questions and mock questions.
Happy Word Field automatically adds words that have not been fully memorized to the vocabulary book. In the process of gradually shortening the vocabulary book until it disappears, the words are also fully memorized.
2. Advantages compared with real courses
(1) Flexibility in time and space selection
This is definitely the biggest advantage and improves efficiency. I once took a Japanese class at the school, and it was a pity to waste time on the way back and forth.
The school start is set according to the teacher's time, and the start time is not the most conducive time for memory and learning. I used to take a two-hour Japanese course at 13:30 on a lazy afternoon, and my learning efficiency could not be lower.
The best memory time before going to bed and after getting up can be fully utilized in online school courses.
(2) Divorce from real interpersonal relationships to avoid embarrassment
The teachers in the online school, the assistants who help to answer the questions, and the students who study together do not know each other.
When asking questions to the teaching assistant, you will not feel uncomfortable because of your poor foundation. You can ask any questions and ask them repeatedly until you fully understand them.
Because they are students who do not know in the real world, they can fully exchange their learning experiences and see those who have the same dreams and goals as themselves, and they are also an affirmation of their own efforts.
(3) Free choice of progress
Students who start to learn have differences in their learning foundation and learning ability. Students who have a certain foundation or strong learning ability can speed up their learning progress and continue to learn later.
But the real classroom must keep up with the teacher's teaching arrangements, maybe too fast or too slow.
(4) The attitude of the teacher
In online schools, students are actually consumers, and teachers and teaching assistants are actually service providers. The service providers are affiliated with such a famous brand as Hujiang Online School. Naturally, the quality of its service cannot be smashed by the brand. The corporate image brand is very important to its marketing. And if you want to survive in such an enterprise, teachers who provide services naturally dare not neglect.
Teachers in real classrooms (more precisely, elective teachers in universities) do not have such great teaching pressure. Most of their attitudes are condescending, and the quality of correcting homework and students' Q&A is limited, and the time for answering questions and answering questions is limited. The degree of adequacy is far from reaching the level required by students. I am not a staff member of Hujiang Online School, and I have not received any advertising fees from Hujiang (if I want to give it to me in the future, I will not refuse). Personally think that the teaching materials provided by the online school are completely worthy of the tuition fees paid.
I used to think that the learning effect is the result of personal hard work. After all, there are so many textbooks and reference books. After completing the paid course, I deeply realized the huge difference in learning effect caused by the difference in educational resources. I feel deeply guilty for a large amount of time I spent on self-study before but the learning effect was extremely poor.
The success of learning is a combination of personal effort, teaching methods, and teachers' help.