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Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive? - EdSurge News

Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive? - EdSurge News

This article is part of the guide 6 Key Trends to 21st Century Teaching.

The majority of online learning environments are no more than video-hosting platforms with quizzes and a discussion forum. These default features force online instructors to use a style of teaching that feels more like shouting to the masses than engaging in meaningful conversations.

This presents a challenge and an opportunity: How can we design online learning environments that achieve scale and intimacy? How do we make digital platforms feel as inviting as well-designed physical classrooms?

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