1. Does the class have a regular live online meeting scheduled?
2. How often does this meeting take place?
3. Is the class meeting designed and run by the course faculty member?
4. What is the average number of students in the meeting?
5. What synchronous online learning technology is utilized for this class meeting?
6. What is the educational philosophy that informs the design of the class meetings?
7. Are student groups provided with an online meeting platform for small group work?
In my experience it is the answer to these 7 questions that often provides a window into understanding the quality of inputs and investments into an online course or program. Read more...
By John Warner. When Arden Key, a defensive end for Lithonia (GA) High School, committed to attend the University of South Carolina and play for the Gamecocks starting with the 2014 season, he reportedly remarked that he liked the coaching staff and when it comes to school, "The academic part, it's like you have to try to fail." This caused a brief spasm of outrage and counter-outrage in my home state where football is a passion to the point that marriages of Clemson and USC graduates are considered mixed. Read more...