Do teachers need training in online instruction?

10/2/2011 | Denver Post, The

Colorado needs more programs to train online teachers, according to a recent review by the state's education department. Some predict that within the next decade a certificate or credential for online educators will be developed. Others, however, find that traditional classroom teaching can translate into an online environment. "A good teacher is a good teacher," said Leeann Fields, an instructional designer at the University of Colorado Denver. "The technology isn't necessarily an impediment to that. But if you're not a good teacher, the technology will expose you."

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