How would you create a design class that must be entirely online, with no in-person, in-studio interaction? It's quite the design problem in itself, isn't it? The past few years have seen a dramatic rise in the availability of online-only classes. Distance-based learning programs have thrived for quite some time, as supplements or extensions of some core curriculum. But now thanks to Khan Academy, Coursera, Udacity, and others (not to mention a lifetime's worth of lectures posted on YouTube or iTunes), there has been a veritable explosion of such offerings, shaping a popular expectation—certainly among millennial/GenY demographics—to be able…
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