I’ve always believed that if you can handle teaching in certain venues, then you have a certain edge over those who have only taught in the classroom. This is especially true for those who teach online classes or prepare instructional units to be self-studied through a computer.
As this article points out, for this group, there is no opportunity to receive those critical non-verbal clues that make teaching the art that it is. This group has to choose their words, language, and lesson structure very carefully. This then carries over into their classroom teaching, allowing them to use that same preciseness to structure learning opportunities, benefiting the students with a more focused learning experience.