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ERIC Number: EJ1079198
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Making the Move to Online Teaching: One Reluctant Professor's Informal Self-Study
Hurst, Beth
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v59 n6 p35-40 Jul 2014
In my search for my identity as an online teacher, I did an informal self-study to determine if my online classes are equivalent to my face-to-face classes. I compared student work and student evaluations from 14 courses: seven online and seven face-to-face. When I compared the quality of student work from both formats, I found it indistinguishable. When I compared the type of comments on student evaluations, they were indistinguishable as well. There seemed to be no discernible difference between me as a face-to-face teacher and me as an online teacher. Based on the students' perceptions and coursework, their learning and enjoyment of learning did not seem to be tied to whether I was in the room with them or not.
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Language: English
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