- 13 years of teaching online in a single faculty within a single university within teacher education programmes at undergraduate and masters level
- Waikato’s Bachelor of Teaching Mixed Media Programme, (MMP) teaching geographically dispersed students who attend block courses on campus, base school placements, and work a/synchronously via Moodle
- Coordinating online option papers focused on communication technologies
- Taking part in mentoring schemes for online teachers with York and within Waikato
- Building a body of research associated with online pedagogies, including a doctorate looking deeply at online discussion
1. That online study is not as good as face-to-face. It has seemingly been taken for granted that what happens online can never quite measure up to the ‘real’ experience of being face-to-face. Why would you choose to learn online if you could attend in person?
2. Not for my subject! How do you study ‘hands-on’ subjects like fine arts, dance, drama, physical education and practical science online?
3. From a student’s point of view, if a course is online does this mean I will be ‘teaching myself’ and therefore missing out? Students based on a satellite campus may well believe that the lecturer cares more if they travel and show up in person rather than ‘putting a course online’.