Teaching online

Is online teaching better or worse? As usual for that question, “it’s all a trade-off”. We believe that many people tried to directly translate in-person strategies to online, and teaching suffered. In some ways, this even revealed the flaws of in-person pedagogy (remove some interaction and not much is left other than an info-dump).


Using HackMD, brainstorm advantages and disadvantages of online and in-person teaching. For each disadvantage of each, think of ways to compensate.

  • We won’t elaborate more here right now - most of the rest of the course somehow relates to online teaching!

  • We will see many techniques which compensate for some of the disadvantages in the section tools of teaching.

  • Workshop organization will discuss new collaborative opportunities with online teaching.

See also

  • The rest of this course

  • CodeRefinery manuals: https://coderefinery.github.io/manuals/