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The debate about online learning: key issues for writing teachers

Computers and Composition Volume 18, Number 4, ISSN 8755-4615 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


This article addresses faculty members’ fears about how they and students in their classes will change as distance-education courses are introduced into university curricula. I ask readers to consider three especially important areas of change: teacher roles, education goals, and student learning. While debunking several common faculty fears, I point to theoretical issues to which all faculty—even those not interested in teaching online—should pay attention. The article then turns to practical applications.


Peterson, P.W. (2001). The debate about online learning: key issues for writing teachers. Computers and Composition, 18(4), 359-370. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved October 15, 2019 from .

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