Foreign-Language Instruction, Digitally Speaking - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching |

Instead of showing up in class four times a week, Mr. Fondaw conjugates verbs on a computer program in his sparsely furnished dorm room. He attends a live class every Tuesday afternoon—but it, too, is virtual. The class convenes via Web-conferencing software. If students want to answer a question, they click an icon that depicts a raised hand.