By Jennifer Bunk, SIOP Blogger
I was going to write a blog post about MOOCs but I decided against it. I didn’t want to add to the chatter (as insightful as some of it may be). Also, there is so much apprehension and negativity surrounding MOOCs (and distance education in general) that I thought it would be nice to focus on the NOW and the POSITVE.
And right now, I am positive I love teaching online. Here are eleven reasons, in no particular order:
1. I was not forced to do it.
It’s quite unfortunate that some academics are forced to teach online. If you don’t want to teach online, you shouldn’t have to. I do it because I want to and that passion rubs off on my students.