Professors shouldn't be afraid of online learning (essay) | Inside Higher Ed | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education |

nside Higher Ed’s survey about faculty views of online educationis on point. Since I had participated by filling out the survey, I was curious about its findings. My interest surged after reading the related article by Steve Kolowich -- who noted that for professors “the rise of online education excites them more than it frightens them.” According to the survey’s composite data, I fit the profile of Academic Everyman. So, to flesh out the statistical bones, here are some observations by an archetypal Old Prof who wonders as he wanders through the new terrain of distance learning.