The evolution of online classes through the lens of one professor

Lynn Russo Whylly's picture

Having taught my first online course to students at Borough of Manhattan Community College in September 2001, the events of 9/11 showed that online classes could have a profound and utterly unanticipated capacity for something transformative that went far beyond traditional teaching and learning. However, my concern about their latest iteration—MOOCs—is that with all they offer, they don’t address the learning needs of the students who need them most.