Online Courses Aren’t Better or Worse. They’re Different.

Lessons and observations from a decade of online instruction, from the first MOOCs to teaching online in a pandemic.

Nick Feamster
Jul 4, 2020 · 19 min read

With the sudden and continued shift to online instruction as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a lot of talk about the merits and pitfalls of online instruction. There have been some assertions that the online product is inferior. And while there are certain aspects of in-person teaching that are certainly uniquely beneficial…