Experience as a Distance Learning Teacher Makes You a Better Classroom Teacher

Michael Feldstein, Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, Dec 27, 2004
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Here is an example of the feedback-loop thing I talked about in my post to WWWEDU. "a whopping 85% of their faculty reported that their experience as online teachers 'will have a positive effect on their classroom instruction.'" Well, now. If you were measuring the effectiveness of distance learning, it appears worse than it is because distance teaching results in better traditional teaching. You can't just factor this out.
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