The Pros and Cons of Online Instruction

To the Editor:

I must take exception to an attitude evinced in Margaret Brooks's "The Excellent Inevitability of Online Courses" (The Chronicle, May 29). Like most other strong proponents of online education, she contends that cheating is no easier in online classes than it is in those taught face-to-face. That is simply not true when it comes to exams.

I have been teaching math and engineering