Virtual Online Teaching in Transport Law

  • Dr Michael Spisto Victoria University
  • Dr Christine Lee Federation University


The virtual classroom is a new and modern structure used now in university teaching around the world. By using the virtual classroom in Transport Law, it was soon discovered that once one overcomes the technical issues, the virtual classroom provides university tuition to students in very advantageous ways like no other traditional face-to-face class can. The virtual classroom, with its numerous functionalities, provides a level of student class participation, which is unprecedented in face-to-face classes. It also allows a greater opportunity for student attendance, as students simply have to be in front of their computer or any hand-held device, which is capable of audio-visual linkups. It is also very appealing to students, as it saves them time and money with public transport and/or parking. A much improved classroom attendance record as compared to face-to-face classes has also been noticed. The students' levels of understanding of the subject matter have also vastly improved through the mechanisms employed in virtual classroom teaching. As technology improves on a daily basis, the virtual classroom will become more and more popular as students rely on online teaching. Universities also need to understand that technology is here to stay and this means that they need to place more and more emphasis on online virtual classroom teaching; eventually, it is submitted that if some of the universities do not highlight the importance of online teaching and virtual classrooms, students will simply shop elsewhere until they find a place of teaching that supports the online virtual classroom structure in the courses they wish to undertake.

Author Biographies

Dr Michael Spisto, Victoria University

Senior lecturer

Dr Christine Lee, Federation University



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How to Cite
Spisto, M. and Lee, C. (2019) “Virtual Online Teaching in Transport Law”, Victoria University Law and Justice Journal. Melbourne, Australia, 8(1). doi: 10.15209/vulj.v8i1.1041.