4. Key Takeaways


Key takeaways from this lesson are:

  • Online learning is a continuum of teaching. Every instructor and every institution now needs to decide where a particular course or program should be placed on this continuum of teaching.
  • As more academic content is openly and freely available, students will look to their local institutions for support in their learning, rather than for the delivery of content. This puts a greater focus on teaching skills and less on subject expertise.
  • Faculty and instructors need a strong framework for assessing the value of different technologies, new or existing, and for deciding how or when these technologies make sense for them (and/or their students) to use.