I'm interested in teaching online in the same field in which I taught for 12 years at B&M institutions. Although I've taken a couple online graduate classes, I thought it might be worthwhile and interesting (and maybe even fun) to take an online undergrad class in my field so I could see what the UG experience is like and have a better grasp on how to conduct such a class. I enrolled at the introductory class in my field at a community college. The class started today and the syllabus just became available. There doesn't appear to be any actual class. Every week is just "read chapter X" and "answer X questions at the end of the chapter." There are two tests. There is absolutely nothing else. No forum, no groups, no kind of class participation at all, and no apparent way to meet the others in the class. We aren't even asked to introduce ourselves. I don't get it. Is this normal? Is this all undergrad online education is? Seriously? Why not just offer correspondence classes if there's no actual class to participate in? Or is this just a poorly run online program? I should just drop the class as merely answering a bunch of questions is not the experience I was hoping to have.