What we talk about when we talk about online education

by juliette levy, Hastac

The fact is that while the online class is new for many university instructors at Research 1 institutions, most of us have been using technology in class for quite some time. Perhaps it started with email, then a laser beam to point at slides in an overhead projector and then a PowerPoint, online syllabi, online grade-books, PDFs of articles, links to news items and images of historical artifacts, FAQ boards followed by discussion boards and SafeAssign, which both organized assignment submissions and made finding plagiarists a cinch. The fact is that most of us have been teaching with the support of online technology for quite some time.


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