What students really think about online lessons?
Abstract: The lecturer in an online course needs online teaching experience and needs to adapt the course contents to the digital environment. The purpose of the present study is to deepen learning regarding the pedagogical aspects of online teaching and to examine four characteristics of online courses that extant literature in this field has found reflected in different online and hybrid courses. The research related to the attitudes of 216 students, who participated in 52 courses delivered by 36 different lecturers. Some of the courses selected for study, the hybrid courses were online courses that included face-to-face meetings in addition to online lessons, while other courses were solely presented online. The research findings may be informative for lecturers planning online courses and for students contemplating participation in online lessons, in order to prepare in an optimal manner for the teaching, learning and evaluation processes in online courses.