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:
- Invite students to work on problems or towards goals that they perceive to be personally meaningful and relevant.
- They must perceive that their instructor is available for dynamic interactions.