Setting up my Free Coding Online Classes: Part Two
a coding tutor is like a knowledge crocodile. He looks like he is sleeping, but he is always up to something. My adventures in providing free online coding classes continue.
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Right then. Previously, I had, once again, decided to try one more time, to start conducting free coding lessons.
The plan is made, and I am ready to begin. The very first thing I must decide upon, is the platform. The ‘virtual classroom’, so to speak.
The obvious candidates are.
- Google Meet
- Microsoft Teams
I was using Zoom way before people even knew what Zoom was. Seriously, I started working from home in 2012.
So, Zoom and I go a long way back. I had a paid subscription for one of my premium private one to one client last year. Once that client project completed, I ended the Zoom subscription.
And of course, both Upwork (in which I am Top Rated) and Fiverr (in which I am Level Two and 5 stars all orders) both provide zoom as part of every order.
So, Zoom and I are inseparable.
Unfortunately, Zoom subscription costs a lot of money. Despite all the talk about supporting freelancers and the ‘little guy’ from big tech, ultimately, Zoom is not pocket friendly.
So, Zoom is ruled out.
Next, ah, Google Meet. Google’s ‘everything is inside the browser’ philosophy makes it hard to use. and its insane data collection messes everything up. I mean, this applies to any product from Google.
So, no. Google Meet is a pass, and we stay away or limit exposure Google as much as possible.
Eventually, I settled down on Microsoft Teams.
Of course, Teams, in typical Microsoft fashion, neither excels like Zoom and is not terrible like Google Meet. Microsoft is happy to deliver, a solid if limited in many ways, and convoluted to use, product.
I am already Office subscriber, and it just so happens, I am also a premium Office Email (Office and Office 365 Email and two separate products) subscriber. Turns out, my Email includes premium access to Microsoft Teams.
So, I do get some extra features not available in the free version.
So, as of now, Microsoft Teams will be my ‘virtual classroom’. And, of course, the moment someone supports my free tutoring efforts with some donations, I will immediately jump to Zoom.
Zoom is and always will be the first choice, once, I have enough money.
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