I admire the witty “Perils and Promise” section, as it references the negative perceptions that people hold toward online courses.
And when I say people, I mean me.
But the pep talk has also set me up for something the OLE authorities aren’t prepared to give me yet — examples of successful and innovative online courses. What do they look like? How are they structured? What kind of interface is employed? Etc., etc., etc.
I learn a lot by simply seeing examples of things I love and hate.
Instead, I’m being directed — with all the best intentions — in a step-by-step manner that feels a little tortured to me.
I suspect I’m just a lousy student. But I’ll give it a whirl and see how things pan out in a few weeks.