Significant Learning in Asynchronous Online Courses (Article link)

I had an article come out just a few days ago by Journal of Educators Online. In it I describe the structure of those online courses in which students have significant learning experiences. I have also described the research design process, during which my goal (to prove that online learning is a waste of time) was thwarted.

In sum, meaningful online courses should aim to:

  1. Invite students to work on problems or towards goals that they perceive to be personally meaningful and relevant.
  2. They must perceive that their instructor is available for dynamic interactions.
In the article, I share examples of what these might look like as well as strategies for bringing them about.