AbstractEssays in Online Education takes the reader from an overarching analysis of institutional ideals for optimal online education into a deep dive on the peculiarity of the classroom revealing the nuance of specific subjects and the experience of dealing with a heterogeneous student population. It showcases leading practices in online teaching, learning and management drawn from a community of practice from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, and the United States of America. The authors provide an informative and engaging journey for experienced academics and new entrants by highlighting opportunities that bridge the geographical divide, widen access and affordability, while also addressing the challenges of ensuring and sustaining quality, integrating teaching and learning with the student experience, and debunking the myth that online learning is always the ‘less expensive ’ option.
Each essay is a discrete, enriching treatise of key aspects of online education, accenting tested applied solutions and challenging academic management and leadership to rethink online teaching and learning. Essays in Online Education: A Global Perspective presents an all-inclusive assessment by teachers for teachers on achieving the best in an online classroom.
CitationYates, A., & Thistoll, T. (2019). The student experience in an online tertiary enabling course. In D. Singh & M. Makhanya (Eds.), Essays in online education: A global perspective. Pretoria, South Africa: UNISA Press.