Bitten by the Online Bug

November 5, 2012

The label “online lecturer” used to bother me. You didn’t see teachers in a traditional classroom calling themselves “in-the-flesh lecturers” or “face-to-face lecturers.” I feared that if I became an online lecturer, my colleagues might start to question the quality of my teaching or my reputation—as though the “online” bit would make what I did a little less important. Or a little less, well, good. Then I finished teaching my first online course and I switched sides. “Online lecturer” is simply the best way to describe what I do and how I teach, and I now find myself proud of the title. Continue reading the article on The Chronicle of Higher Education.  photo by Brian Taylor

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