Is It Time to Take Online Education More Seriously?

Is higher ed still refusing to take online education seriously?

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, fewer than half of faculty who have taught online have worked with an instructional designer. And with 87% of these same faculty involved in designing their online courses, potential quality issues should concern us.

The takeaway? Teaching online is an altogether different beast. Asking for instructional design help doesn’t mean you’re a bad teacher. On the contrary, it means that you deeply desire to be great. So how do we make sure we’re pairing our faculty with instructional design counterparts to build great online courses together?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.