Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

I hadn't considered the possibility of instructors illicitly converting their in-person course to an online version, but I guess it happens enough for institutions to use this service that allows students to inform administrators that this is happening. Instructors, not surprisingly, are unhappy. “Demoralizing. It’s insulting. I think it’s a real statement about how they feel about us as professionals, that they don’t trust us to think seriously about how to deliver our courses.” Well, yeah, but if instructors actually are skipping class, what does that say about their professionalism? (On an unrelated note, I have a recurring dream about skipping classes I'm supposed to teach, so what does that say about me?)

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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Last Updated: Feb 25, 2021 8:49 p.m.