Online learning seems to be the norm for most learning these days. I have a funny relationship with online learning. As a professor who had never taught online until the spring, I much prefer seeing my students in the classroom. Online teaching seemed so impersonal to me. Yet, as a learner, I am thrilled with all of the things that I can learn online. I like that I can shop for an instructor with whom I feel comfortable. I like that I can learn in the middle of the night if that best fits my schedule. I like that I am not distracted by others in the classroom. Since I myself will be teaching the fall semester online as well, maybe I will be able to reconcile these two diametrically opposed perspectives.
Have you taken online classes? What have you learned? What do you like about online learning?