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Earlier this week I read and shared a post on the Inside Higher Ed website: Online Learning Shouldn’t Be ‘Less Than’ and tweeted this:

WRONG!!! “They made it an online class because the teacher will be too busy to teach it.” Good grief, do people (aka. universities) still believe this is what online learning is?

— David Hopkins (@hopkinsdavid) April 5, 2018

The post was about the perception, for some, that online teaching was easier and somehow lesser, therefore easier, option than classroom-based teaching. Online is different, yes. Online requires a different set of skills to make it as engaging for the students, yes. Online can be more rewarding for both teacher and student, yes, for some. Online should replace classroom teaching, no.

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