Teaching courses online to virtual students

One of the questions I am asked frequently, as a journalism educator, is whether we offer any of our courses online. We don’t — at least not yet, and I am not aware of any other Canadian journalism schools offering courses online, yet. But it’s easy to see why j-schools may consider it in the future. There is a clear and growing demand for online courses from students who cannot attend university but want to take university level courses. Some U.S. universities are now trying to meet that demand, though not necessarily with journalism courses. National Public Radio in the U.S. recently ran a two-part series examining this trend. The link below will take you to the NPR site where you can read or listen to the series.