Tech tech tech…
Technical requirements such as working equipment and a good Internet connection are an absolutely vital part of your online teaching career, so it’s best to invest in decent tech to give you the best possible start. You don’t want your WiFi cutting out during your interview or your laptop failing on you halfway through your first month teaching!
Prospective teachers often ask themselves: Can I teach from my smartphone or tablet? Can I use my uni laptop? What is the cheapest laptop I can get away with? Do companies have certain Internet speed requirements?
There’s lots of questions you should consider when investing in equipment so we’ve created a checklist for you to get things started.
A fast and reliable laptop
Unfortunately you cannot teach from your phone or tablet for the majority of teaching roles there are. The best companies in the industry provide a list of minimum tech requirements. Here is an example of BlingABC’s – one of the most sought-after and highly-regarded online schools. It’s best to have a laptop with all of these spec requirements to give you the best chance of landing the top jobs.