Title

Making the Move to Online Teaching: One Reluctant Professor's Informal Self-Study

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

In my search for my identity as an online teacher, I did an informal self-study to determine if my online classes are equivalent to my face-toface classes. I compared student work and student evaluations from 14 courses: seven online and seven face-to-face. When I compared the quality of student work from both formats, I found it indistinguishable. When I compared the type of comments on student evaluations, they were indistinguishable as well. There seemed to be no discernible difference between me as a face-toface teacher and me as an online teacher. Based on the students' perceptions and coursework, their learning and enjoyment of learning did not seem to be tied to whether I was in the room with them or not.

Recommended Citation

Hurst, Beth. Making the Move to Online Teaching: One Reluctant Professor's Informal Self-Study." TechTrends 59, no. 6 (2014): 35-40."

DOI for the article

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11528-015-0902-6

Department

Reading, Foundations and Technology

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