Veletsianos on how to create a good online course

June 10, 2020
The Conversation, The National Interest
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Learning technology expert Prof. George Veletsianos wrote an article for The Conversation on the quality of online education and the seven essential elements to a good online course.

Here is an excerpt:

As an education researcher who has been studying online education and a professor who has been teaching in both face-to-face and online environments for more than a decade, I am often asked whether online learning at universities and colleges can ever be as effective as face-to-face learning.

To be clear: this isn’t a new question or a new debate. I’ve been asked this question in various forms since the mid-2000s and researchers have been exploring this topic since at least the 1950s.

The answer isn’t as unequivocal as some would like it to be. Individual cherry-picked studies can support any result. But systematic analyses of the evidence generally show there are no significant differences in students’ academic outcomes between online and face-to-face education.

This story appeared in The Conversation and The National Interest.