Is there a difference in quality between online and residential classes?
Interactivity, engagement, and quality of the instruction are the same whether you are learning online or in a traditional classroom setting. At the Columbia School of Social Work, we have the benefit of an established Online Campus and considerable in-house expertise. Many of our faculty have already taught online and engaged in a robust training program that embraces best practices in interactive and effective online teaching. We also have taken the step of assigning every faculty member additional technical support staff for online courses, in preparation for the fall semester.