Saturday, February 2, 2008

Online Teaching and Classroom Change

Susan Lowes has written an article in the latest issue from Innovate: Journal of online education.
Her webcast is scheduled for March 26 at 3:00 PM EST.

Online and face-to-face courses are often viewed and studied as two distinct worlds, but the social field of the teacher who teaches them may well include both, and both the teacher and the courses he or she teaches may be transformed by the movement from one environment to the other. Susan Lowes explores this two-way interaction between face-to-face and online teaching, addressing two important questions: Do teachers who move between face-to-face and online classrooms transfer ideas, strategies, and practices from one to the other? If so, which strategies and practices do they transfer? Particularly, Lowes focuses on the constraints and affordances of the online environment itself and how these affect face-to-face classroom practice.

This is well worth reading and it costs nothing to sign up to this journal.

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