Nishchal Dua is the Director of Marketing at Airmeet – a one of its kind virtual event hosting platform, offering a unique experience to its users through its authentic representation of on-ground events virtually. The platform is designed to allow community managers to conduct frequent micro-interactions between knowledge professionals, industry stakeholders and thought leaders. As a seasoned marketing professional & entrepreneur, Nishchal has founded & exited two successful start-ups, Amicus Shopping Assistant (acq’2016) and The Remote Life (acq’2020).
In recent years, there has been a sudden transition to online learning, which was unexpected and challenging for both students and teachers at first. However, everyone became accustomed to the flow of virtual event platforms over time, and online learning is now the new normal. Therefore, moving to virtual formats was not as challenging as anticipated; instead, it has a lot to offer, which eventually enhances the learning experience. Let’s look at how?
No geographical constraints: The worldwide approach is the primary benefit of virtual event platforms. You can communicate with folks from all around the world without much apprehension. When it comes to learning, virtual events provide you with global exposure and allow you to learn from professionals all around the world. In addition, virtual event solutions enable attendees with HD quality live streaming and limitless cloud recording of sessions, prolonging the life of the sessions. Attendees can also see recordings of the session if they miss it live. As a result, viewership rises, and information travels across time zones.
Learner engagement: Remote lessons differ from traditional classes in several ways. It requires extra time to engage the audience and create an environment for learners. Remote learning can be more lifelike and collaborative with virtual event platforms. Platforms like Airmeet include various features, such as a social lounge that allows learners to join a virtual table during a networking break, similar to how we connect with fellow students in a classroom. Additionally, other platforms like Zoom and Google Meet allow participants to chat with each other publicly and privately. They can have a private video conference with other participants to increase engagement and assure that learners do not fall out on the social aspects of learning. Finally, it gives instructors more control by incorporating networking into the session and providing an interactive experience through its functionalities.
Easily accessible: All you have to do is provide some basic information about your class, such as the type, title, description, time, the approximate number of participants, and a few other parameters, and you’re set! It will make your learning experience stress-free. Moreover, most platforms are free or very affordable, so you can take as many lessons as you like without worrying about your budget.
Offers unlimited plays: Unlike traditional classrooms, e-learning allows you to go through the lecture as many times as you like. This is quite helpful while studying and reviewing for an exam. If you are unable to attend a lecture in a traditional classroom setting, you have to prepare for that topic on your own; with e-learning, you can attend lectures whenever and as many times as you like since they are recorded on a real-time basis.
Learner data security and privacy: We share information, data, documents, and chats that are sometimes confidential during our learning process. With this in mind, virtual event platforms developed features like end-to-end encryption, GDPR compliance for data protection, and the ability for instructors to regulate chat to avoid cyberbullying, trolling, or obscene comments in the classroom. In addition, the guest authentication feature allows students to attend the class by giving personal information such as their name, company, or designation. It enables you to identify and record who is in the classroom, ensuring that the rules are followed.