Online Professional Development can be as advantageous as face-to-face. We can ascertain whether it’s effective or not by having a look at the popular Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) learning platform called FutureLearn and its practices. I think providing online access and self-pacing with the selection of the right course and program offered by top universities and specialists is aimed to counteract the loss of time.
As they say “If it doesn’t challenge you, it can’t change you”, I started to become more aware of my weaknesses and strengths dealing with the classroom problems and tried to act with more wisdom and sympathy towards my students. The more respect I’ve earned, the more patient and competent I’ve become.