From Skeptical To Satisfied: Teaching Online As A “Conversion Experience”

June 13, 2005

A few years ago, Linda Dunlap of Marist College in New York was similarly skeptical about the possibility of teaching her discipline online. “How could one possibly teach social psychology, or most psychology courses online? It just didn’t seem logical,” Dunlap recalls. She thinks of psychology “as a very people-oriented field – the study of human interactions,” so the idea of studying how individuals impact each other’s behavior without face-to-face interactions seemed “absurd.”

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