Online educators need at all times to be fully au fait with the latest systems for learning that have come on stream. Having your subject to teach is one thing, but engaging with thousands of students regularly and keeping them fully on board is not easy. I personally switch off as soon as I’m faced with dry humourless pages of text – giving me an instruction leaflet doesn’t work either. I work best – my online education fave as it were, is to have short sharp burst of animated info with a definitive question and choice of answer on push button method of answer. I have time to recognise what the questioner is seeking. Just giving me a page of text or script doesn’t cut it. Many a student could have excelled at exam taking if only the methodology had been thought more of in days of yore!