Online Learning Update

June 22, 2013

A Luddite learns to teach anew via online learning

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:01 am

By James Borton, the State

I am — or rather, was — a Luddite, a migrant to technology, an in-your-face grammarian, diagramming sentences for college freshmen on a chalk board and distributing reams of handouts. My views shifted this past semester when I taught my first online course and adopted Blackboard. Sure, it may seem that I am just another senior citizen, an AARP newbie embracing and offering another paean to the virtues of technology. But wait; there’s more. Students are connected, and they are learning to embrace literature and experience empathy despite all the latest downloadable distracting apps on their iPhones. Although I have yet to purchase my smartphone, I did produce a new online course in literature and medicine for undergraduates at Coastal Carolina University.

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