I’m back! It’s been months since I wrote anything here. I didn’t have the liberty to do so because of my ‘hecticules’ schedule.
Being a full time Online English Teacher, engulfed with a number of students…nah, I won’t talk about my daily tasks…is a blast. I’ve started to accept students for my home-based teaching program and so far is a very rewarding experience. Though, I never saw myself becoming a teacher (the fact that I hate going to school…or to be exact, I hate schoolwork. But I like the social life and the relationships you can have in school) but somehow it turns out to be very enjoyable ( I always had this funny concept that teachers hate their job because its soooo boring, but I prove me wrong ^^). The fact that my students expressing their gratitude because they’re benefiting from my lectures, melts my heart.
In doing online classes, you need online tools and thank goodness there are smart people who invented these – 1. Skype.
Although, I’m a Vista user, the newest version has bugs (not the bunny) and I have to use the older version. but its doing great.
Imagine doing a transcontinental phone call via VOIP, PC to PC, without a fee, not even a penny, and you get a quality sound as if you’re having a face to face conversation with that person on the other line. It is simply great!
2. To the brains of this site:
Dimdim let’s you host or join an online conference without a fee. But you can also get their premium services (of course with a fee) but the free stuff is working like an oiled Hayabusa ripping the highway.
File sharing is awesome and it is convenient. Its user friendly and even the dumbest person can look like Einstein when he gets his hands over this.
So, to the people behind Skype and Dimdim, Way to go!