Week 1

An anonymous colleague and I are writing notes back and forth about our courses. I’m posting here. My postings will be in casual letter format:

Dear Friend,

Thanks so much for agreeing to talk with me about our courses . I especially want your ideas as we both try to increase engagement in our online environment. I’m in week 2 of the 8 week late start online class, and I went ahead and changed the submission time to 6:00 p.m. as we discussed. I’ve had good results so far. No one has died from (or complained about!) the change and students are asking for help earlier. Best of all, I’m not getting frantic messages at 11:00 p.m. I’ll keep you posted on the quality of the submissions. We’ve just had the Get Started module and a few small assignments.

I’ll be interested to hear your results from the extra credit opportunity that you’re trying. Have a great weekend!


2 thoughts on “Week 1”

  1. Hi Lori,

    I love your letter format. I still send letters through snail mail sometimes. It’s a deeper writing experience than just an email and texting is a sorry excuse for most communication opportunities!

    I can see how the hour an assignment is due could make a difference on the quality of the work. Great reasoning!

  2. I love this idea of a non-late-night deadline, especially if it gets students to ask for help earlier.


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