5 comments on “Online Courses and the Future of Education

  1. I was wondering if you ever considered changing the structure of your blog?
    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in
    the way of content so people could connect with it better.
    Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or two images.
    Maybe you could space it out better?

  2. How can teachers truly connect with their students if they are teaching through a video recorded in the past? Teaching isn’t just repeating the same thing over and over. It requires constantly adapting (e.g., to the students backgrounds and levels, to today’s context, etc.) and for that, a direct connection with the students is essential. Unfortunately, some courses on university campuses in the US are now only offered online in order to save money. Sad…

    • I agree, students need real live teachers with whom they can connect with and form relationships with. There are so much value in traditional schooling. But when it comes to rote memorization of facts and equations, when you simply need to study for SATs or AP exams, it helps to have supplemental courses online that go over this information in a convenient format. I find that math and certain sciences do better online than the humanities and languages. However, I do not believe all education should be administered online, but there is a growing space for this type of learning that I find important and whether we accept it or not, the increased use of online courses is the way education is headed. I appreciate your feedback!

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