When we talk about horizon, then we are talking about perspective. It is pretty easy to expand your horizon, when you have a platform that gives you the avenue to explore beyond the normal mundane task that most teachers are used to. What does it take to actually expand your horizon? Well, it takes an effort in leveraging circumstances and, to do things beyond where others have stopped or are stopping because of limitations or man-made restrictions. Just as there are problems, yet there are solutions, depending on where you are looking at for the solution to your problem.
Technology has changed the face of almost the entire processes that man undertakes, making it very easy to achieve within hours, what takes years ordinarily. Then the question arises: How can we take advantage of technology in education? Definitely, using technology does not only enhance learning, but it also cuts off repetitive and mundane task teachers undertake every now and then, thereby freeing up more time to create and achieve other purpose. Other purpose could be leisure, further study and could also be the creation of other courses/subjects.
It has been said that if an image or a picture is worth a thousand text, then a video is worth a million text. That means that complex subjects or ideas are easily conveyed with appropriate understanding through video than reading text or books. Recording a subject in a video enables a teacher to cut off repetitive class or topic introductions, thereby freeing up more time to engage the students in solving questions and applying the subject to real life situations.
Where Then Can We Record Our Subject/Lecture?
We can record our lecture, teach students and respond to their queries anywhere and at anytime. It could be in your office, at work, all through to your bedroom, it could even be done where you are taking your vacation. In essence there is no known geographical restriction or barrier. In reality, most teachers now teach their students who could reside in any part of the world, from the comfort of their living room. In essence, technology affords an instructor or a teacher to reach out to students beyond their immediate environment and to make more money right from the four wall of their room while doing what they know how to do best. In as much as the subject fills the need of some set of people and meets their desires and aspirations, definitely they will be ready to pay you.
Do not be left behind in the old traditional styles, embrace technology as multimedia learning are here to stay. To learn further on how to be able to take advantage of technology in making money online as a teacher, read this article on Teachers Are Not Born To Be Poor, Learn How To Make Much Money As a Teacher.