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  •  I think you haven't taken such a course (0+ / 0-)

    They involve far more than "presentation of information." There are collaborations among students, interactive questioning, and even inquiry. I have been involved with improving online education for a decade and know the high quality that can be embedded in today's complex learning platforms--a lot better than what you get in most classrooms, because the traditional teachers won't give up their overhead projectors.

    •  some of us rarely used overheads (1+ / 0-)
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      I would only for projecting from websites to have the whole class see something

      btw -  what I saw from too many is that powerpoints were used as a slightly fancier version of overheads

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 06:14:54 AM PDT

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    •  You're right. I haven't (0+ / 0-)

      My daughter has, and right or wrong her experience with (I suspect) a relatively inferior version of what you probably would produce and/or execute is probably the norm for far too many current "consumers" of online education.

      When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

      by Egalitare on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 07:21:00 AM PDT

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