How do Students Ask Questions?
Asking Questions and Doubt Clearing
ClearConcepts believes in offering every opportunity to ask questions and clarify doubts as and when they occur. In addition to the questions that arise during the live class, students typically have questions of a conceptual or application nature when they commence revision of material taught in the class. This happens when they are studying outside the class.
- In the Live Online Interactive Classroom, students click a button (that looks like a raised hand!) if they have a question. The teacher sees this and gives the student access to the mic and shared whiteboard. The student then uses her mic and writes on the shared whiteboard to ask her question which gets clarified immediately. Students who are shy about speaking in class may also ask questions using the in class chat function that can be privately addressed to teachers only. The teacher’s response is heard by all students so that everyone benefits from the query.
- Students of the Live Online Classroom Programs can also ask questions outside live class through the Q&A Zone in the Learning Centre, attaching screenshots of the page in the ClearConcepts Notes/Quizzes/Assignments they are referring to do along with their handwritten working (created easily using a digital tablet pen). Such questions are typically answered by faculty within 24 hours, often using short video responses for clarity. For several such video answers, see here.
- Students of the Live Online Classroom Program have many questions about particular sets of topics, they may schedule upto 6 online Doubt Clearing Sessions (of upto an hour each) per year with a faculty member at mutual convenience. This is in addition to the questions that can be asked in class and on the Learning Centre Q & A Zone.
- Teachers also initiate two way interaction in live classes by posing questions in class and seeking responses from all students. Where students get an answer incorrect a teacher may delve into reasons why a student has not been able to answer correctly, thereby pinpointing the specific problem a student has.