BigZuck wrote:Do they still do that Socratic nonsense in online classes? I'd imagine that the quality of education is way, way higher if they aren't doing that garbage.
No. occasionally we get a light version of this in residency classes. But for the online classes it is fairly straight forward lecture. To make up for the fact that we do not get called on in class we have online discussions. Each class is broken down into groups of ~10, a discussion prompt is distributed to the group, and each needs to submit an initial response to the discussion prompt. Once your initial post is submitted you gain access to the forum to see everyone else's responses. You are then required to respond to at least one other student. The discussion comments are then reviewed and graded (although they only make up a small portion of the overall grade, the feedback does help to determine if you are on the right path).