A Personal Perspective On Online Learning's Benefits

Nearly half of faculty surveyed did not agree that online learning was effective. A notable faculty concern was that virtual classrooms would be less enjoyable than the traditional classroom.

Setting aside previous sentiments about online learning, a group of faculty at our college retrained and supported each other as we readied ourselves for the virtual classroom.

Faculty and students had no choice but to move their classes to an online learning environment. That is not optimum for anyone.


Great Forum For Interactivity, Especially Quiet Students

One fear I had before moving classes online was the potential lack of interactivity. That has not yet materialized.

The Need To Be Self-Disciplined

Even before our move to fully online classes, I was aware that students were worried about their abilities to stay on top of my partially online classes.

Our virtual classroom can accommodate many of the features I use in the classroom. I use power points and the whiteboard interchangeably.

Technology Is Helping To Mirror Traditional Classroom And More

Integrating course materials with relevant current events always enlivens lectures, especially my finance classes.

Tailor-Made To Modify Courses

Teachable Moment For All Of Us

This event was thrust upon us. Preparing for online learning has been difficult for faculty to do on the fly.

For colleges and universities, faculty and students, it may provide a good return on investment. The tools are there.

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