May 31, 2007 | | 8 Comments Online education is often seen as the red-headed stepchild of higher education. Ever since the early 1900s, when correspondence courses began coming into style, distance education — or any education that isn’t done in the classroom — has been considered inferior. But is this criticism fair? Is there something about distance education, especially online education, which warrants it being thought of the postsecondary second banana? The purpose of this podcast is to respond to these questions by exploring three of the most common myths associated with online education, and determine which — if any — has any basis in fact. ABOUT THE AUTHOR & NARRATOR Benjamin Welch has been a college instructor in writing and composition for nearly six years. When he’s not teaching or playing golf, he offers advice for students seeking information about online education and online degrees.