What I’ve Learned So Far About Online Teaching

I just posted 1500 words plus footnotes on the Software Carpentry site summarizing what I've learned so far about online teaching. The takeaways are:
  1. Online teaching isn't as effective as in-person teaching.
  2. Today's tools suck.
  3. If content is king, then community is queen, pope, emperor, and president-for-life.
  4. If you don't know how to tell if you succeeded, you're going to fail.
  5. If you don't take the time to explore what other people have done, you deserve to fail.
I'd welcome comments…