“Online” isn’t a magic word

Aloha TOMOOCers,

I have seen several postings and links on tomooc abougt the benefits of online teaching and related topics. Not surprising given the focus of the course. I’d like to toss out the idea that it might be beneficial to explore the facets of successful teaching without consideration of the media used — in-person classroom or online. I have taught math online for 7 or so years and been a student for many years more far in the past. There were certain traits/characteristics/methods that made my favorite teachers so good. I strongly believe successful online teaching ultimately uses the same principles even if altered for the online format. What say you?