What are online courses like?
The child development instructors teach their online courses just like they teach their traditional on-campus courses. They try to include a variety of learning methods and experiences. The course will usually include a combination of lecture, class discussion, case studies, audio tapes, video tapes, internet searches, assigned readings from textbooks and magazine articles. You can even have guest speakers in an online course. Often the assignments for an online course are the same as for the traditional section of that course. In many child development courses students are required to respond to readings, keep a journal, write up observations, prepare activities and teaching materials, or write reports.