"Given the demands on students’ time and the pressure to increase credit accumulation, online education will certainly play a growing role in undergraduate as well as graduate and professional education. Many of those classes will offer a pale imitation of a genuine education, consisting of little more than video clips, digitized PowerPoint slides, and discussion boards. These are correspondence courses for the digital age."—Source: Inside Higher Ed
WHY THIS MATTERS:
The outcomes of online courses can hinge on how well they are planned from the get-go. If you want to design an online course that hits all the right notes, you won't want to miss this breakdown of all the important components from Inside Higher Ed.