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