As one of the newer online faculty at Austin Grad, I do not come with a lack of experience in online courses. I have taught and continue to teach online courses for two other seminaries. What is distinctive and thoroughly delightful about teaching online here is 1) the size of the classes and 2) the extreme relevance of the material.
First, my classes here have always been small. The advantages of this are obvious. Not only does this afford more time to thoroughly grade all assignments (the students may not see this as a plus), but all of us come to know each other as friends and are able to share our struggles as well as joys of life.