Online Learning Update

January 29, 2017

What Makes a Smart Course ‘Smart’?

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:04 am

By Dror Ben-Naim, EdSurge

Online courses are “smart,” one might assume, because they use technology to improve educational outcomes or, at least, create new efficiencies or extend the abilities of faculty and students. Yet, while technology exists in the world of higher education, it’s not clear that technology is actually making courses smarter. And in our rush to move courses online, we’re all too often putting innovation ahead of pedagogy. It turns out that what makes a course smart isn’t necessarily the use of impressive technology or data; it’s about the way technology enhances the practices of good teaching and learning. Here are four key attributes of a smart course:

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