Making Online Learning Active
Mintz, Steven; Inside Higher Ed
We are often so fixated on online learning�s shortcomings that we slight its unique advantages. Students can have anytime, anywhere access to class materials. We can make a wealth of primary sources and data readily available to students: textual, visual, aural, qualitative, and quantitative. We can give all students the opportunity to participate and contribute � not simply the most talkative and self-confident. Online teaching cannot replicate every aspect of face-to-face teaching, but it can encourage us to radically reimagine our courses.� We can focus on skills as well as content.