Proceed With Caution…

thinkingWe received an interesting commentary the other day, from a Distance Learning student, concerning one of our courses, REL 100 Introduction to the Study of Religion, which is also offered as an online course (developed by our own Prof. Merinda Simmons and taught, this past semester, by Mary Rebecca Read-Wahidi).

The comment read (our thanks for permission to post it): Continue reading

What’s the Future for Online Learning?

Picture 4So what do you think of massively open online courses (MOOCs)?

Well, they’re not “massively open” like they were at the start (back in 2008), since now they’re tied to venture capital, the profit motive, tuition fees, and corporate/university branding. There were those who thought they were the future of higher ed, and not just for distance ed students either, but there are now those who are not so confident. Continue reading