As online courses increase in popularity, we question whether we have imparted a pro-innovation bias towards the use of technology in online courses. Through a survey of students in online courses, we identify and discuss three paradigms established for online courses. Specifically, we address the pro-innovation bias towards technology, how to deal with “distance” in an online course, and using specialized technology for online courses. We provide recommendations and suggest future research directions.
Schwarz, Collen; Cheek, Ron; and Blanchard, Marguerite, "The Use of Technology in Online Classrooms: Are We in Need of a Paradigm Shift?" (2015). Proceedings of the 2015 AIS SIGED: IAIM International Conference on Information Systems Education and Research. 8.