Online Classes Offer Benefits but Require Skills to Teach

Published: December 7, 2011

When I began my first online course as a student more than 10 years ago, I was excited to see how a traditional class would adapt to a new virtual environment. A month into the class, the sparkle faded. It was clear the course was not much beyond a self-study exercise. I felt cheated out of the education I had paid for. My expectations of what could be achieved in a virtual teaching environment were jaded to say the least.

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