The online learning apocalypse is nigh! Between 1998 and 2008 the number of students enrolled in distance learning courses has increased by 150%. In fact, a study by the Online Learning Consortium states that the proportion of higher education students taking at least one online course has reached a record high of 33.5%. The numbers all highlight the fact that online learning is here to stay.
Online learning has come a long way since its inception. Technology has evolved immensely, allowing instructors to have equal or better learning outcomes, whether they teach online or in a traditional classroom. We have reviewed hundreds of case studies that demonstrate instructor success with teaching science online. Here is a list of tips, pulled from those studies, to help you survive the online science apocalypse!