Editorial: Online Courses Should Continue as a Standard for Summer Intersession

by UConn Daily Campus

Every year the University of Connecticut adds 35 to 40 new online courses offered over the summer, according to associate director of UConn eCampus Desmond McCaffrey. The online courses are workshopped for five to six months by eCampus in order to transform the curriculum to become more technology-friendly rather than simply posting the syllabus online. Instructional designers work with the faculty to facilitate this process to streamline the curriculum for the shorter summer terms. While there is certainly something to say about the pitfalls of online classes compared to traditional face time with a professor, there are appreciable benefits to online classes, particularly during intersessions.


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