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  • Forging real connections in virtual classrooms

    WBUR - 11/13/2014

    “Oh, you teach online classes? They’re a lot easier, right?”

    The notion that online courses are inherently lesser than their traditional face-to-face counterparts is a perception that exists outside the classroom, and it’s one I’ve seen among students. There’s trouble from within, too: In a recent survey of 2,799 online instructors and academic technology administrators, Inside Higher Ed found that only a quarter of respondents rated online classes’ results as comparable to their in-class counterparts.

    In the face of these somewhat discouraging findings, I throw in my lot with that optimistic minority.

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