A few questions for those of you more familiar with the landscape in online education:
- In your view, is the current state of video conferencing technology adequate to simulate a lively, seminar-style discussion session?
- Do you know if any schools have tried to offer such a thing, as either a substitute for or supplement to “traditional” online pedagogical methods?
- Do you believe that there would be a significant market for such an approach? (I ask this particularly in light of the fact that the necessarily synchronous nature of such class sessions might cut down on one of the primary appeals of online ed, namely its flexibility.)