Dr. Patrick Jones, vice provost and interim co-dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Excelsior College, joins the podcast to discuss why online courses are superior to face-to-face traditional classes. Dr. Jones, an assessment and course development expert, believes when it comes to access, faculty-student engagement, and assessment, online has the clear advantage.
Listen to “Why Online Courses are Superior to Face-to-Face Classes”:
0:50 Initial skepticism over whether a quality education can be delivered online.
3:29 Experiences teaching at a traditional college.
4:30 How does an online course increase access?
6:00 Why online courses have more effective instructor-student engagement.
8:02 What could compel traditional schools to move away from one-to-many communication?
11:59 The importance of “assessment events” and how they can be used to improve teaching and learning.
15:16 Where do we go from here? How will online education improve in the coming years?
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