Last weekend I was hanging out in the kitchen with a friend of my son’s who is just finishing up her bachelor’s degree. She has worked full time while taking classes, and many of them have been online because that fit with her work schedule.
Her biggest complaint? “They’re so boring—just some professor reading slides slower than I can read them. There’s no interaction … no teaching.”
As it happens, just the week before I’d been chatting about online courses with another friend, also in the kitchen over coffee. But she is a professor. Her biggest complaint? “There’s no interaction … not enough chances to really teach.”