Traditional Classroom

Virtual Classroom


Teacher’s sensitivity towards students’ attitude and response is unlimited. That always happens while in the traditional classroom.

Teacher’s sensitivity towards students’ attitude and response is limited. It can only be observed through student responses, answers to questions and discussions in writing if using one-way communication such as 1.0 web-based.


Classroom control needs to happen just as much as usual practices in traditional classroom. Teachers use existing skills to monitor students’ behavior and movement in the classroom.

Classroom control is not effective as teachers do in a traditional way. However, teachers need to conduct discussion sessions and be aware of each students’ interaction.


Teachers must face the audience directly and implement TLFP as usual.

Teachers just have to imagine the audiences are being in front of them and act like they are communicating with the students while recording the teaching video.


Teachers face students with a wide range of personalities, attitudes, and questions. Here, teachers need to be smart and play a role in establishing classroom environment harmoniously until TLFP is completed.

No distractions (students’ attitudes, questions, etc.) from students that can cause teachers to lose focus in the classroom. At the same time, teachers can save time and spend sessions within a time frame.


All ten elements of NVC practice need to be implemented all the times and teachers’ skills in pedagogy are essential.

Not all elements of NVC should be practiced in a virtual classroom. The NVC skills should be practiced in matching with the multimedia elements. For example, If the teacher delivers subject matter verbally by using an audio element, then the intonation needs to be improved. And if the teacher uses audio visuals, ten elements of NVC skills should be done as in the traditional way.


Most of the time, two-way communication between teacher and students happens. Finally, learning outcomes can be achieved at the end of the session.

There are challenges in the interaction between teachers and students in virtual communication. It should be handled wisely by teachers with effective NVC skills. If this challenge is not handled well by teachers, one-way communication takes place.