How Online Learning Enriches the Teaching and Learning Experience

May 23, 2013

Source: eJewish Philanthropy


Ilana Turetsky, an instructor in Jewish Education at Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration shares some of her insights about online teaching and learning after three semesters of online teaching of graduate level courses.


She highlights some of the unique features that she believes online learning affords.

  • Student processing of information
  • Accountability
  • Promoting active learning
  • Student-Teacher interaction
  • Feedback loop

She concludes:

"Though traditional and online courses both involve students, instructors, and course material to be learned, the learning process that occurs in each setting often looks very different. Through teaching in an online context, a setting that was not initially the most natural for me, I have been forced to think critically about the most basic components of effective teaching and how to implement those elements in the online context. While every model has its own set of strengths and weaknesses, and while the success of the model will inevitably be a function of how it is used, I believe that online learning has the potential to promote incredibly rich student learning, an increased degree of student-teacher interaction, and unique systems for feedback loops that empower both teacher and student with valuable information."


See the entire post at eJewish Philanthropy.

Updated: May. 28, 2013