How to Overcome Hesitation About Teaching Online
- Academia December 14th, 2016
- Source: http://www.academica.ca/top-ten/how-overcome-hesitation-about-teaching-online-ihe-contributor
"In the hierarchy of [PSE] status, if you teach online, do you compromise your position?" asks Robert Ubell for Inside Higher Ed. The author explores the incentives and barriers that still exist for instructors who do or do not want to teach online courses, noting that some academic departments in the US actively discourage young faculty from teaching online because it is seen as a distraction from important career goals. One reason for this view is the fact that many instructors continue to have a negative view of online education.