Confessions Of An Online Agnostic
Concurrent Session 8
An award-winning teacher discusses his unwilling transition to online education. He discusses the problems, the successes, and provides an early analysis of the results on student learning and instructor motivation/buy-in.
I have a passion for teaching, and have committed my 30 year career to enhancing the educational experience of my students. This is evidenced by my early adoption of technology and the flipped classroom. For years, I published 500 pages of supplemental course materials for each of my classes, essentially replacing the textbook. I have also published articles in peer-reviewed journals relating to my approach to teaching and the results thereof. I have been fully invested in my students and their learning. In the Spring of 2018 I unwillingly took my course online. My presentation discusses the transition from a traditional classroom, to a flipped classroom, to an online class – the problems, the successes, and an early analysis of the results on student learning and instructor motivation/buy-in.