Varieties Of Online Learning
So, in a way, this is the best and worst time for Online Educators. Never before has there been such possibilities of innovation - of creating different models, of doing things which can not be done in the classroom, of creating better and different education. At the same time, the term is much maligned, the field much too narrow and its premises suspect, a business dominated by the unscruplous and the silly, a market for lemons, in all senses! Time has come, therefore, to recognise that there are varieties of Online Learning, and it is important to find the right descriptors for the different kinds. Because, otherwise, if you start using the term 'Online Learning', regardless of any effort to qualify the term, you will be boxed - in the beautiful but doomed prison of pointless degrees and painful education.