In a regular, face-to-face classroom, what happens when students don’t agree with the learning content? Ideally, teachers provide a space of trust and confidence in which students feel comfortable enough to raise a hand and voice their opinions. Moreover, teachers should encourage students to question the learning content they are studying in order to sharpen their critical lens. A competent teacher is able to foster a healthy sense of skepticism and allow for alternative perspectives, while being able to demonstrate that the information he/she presents to the students is worth their time and consideration.
One obstacle to overcome, then, with online learning is making it optimally interactive for its users. How would you design an online course that allows its user to challenge the learning content presented therein?