Monday, April 30, 2012

April 30, 2012

Good Evening Online Instructors,

This week I'd like to share a "Teaching Tip" with you from Brian Craig, our Online Paralegal Program Chair.  He offers a great, and very simple, strategy for connecting personally with each of your students in the discussion boards.  The strategy Brian uses himself to make sure he responds directly to each student at least once during the quarter is to create a simple Excel spreadsheet with student names in the rows and the unit numbers in the columns.  He then places an "x" in the appropriate cell when he personally responds to that corresponding student's discussion post.  In Brian's words, this can "show that we care about each student."  Thanks for this idea, Brian, and I encourage others of you to give this a try too.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Heather Thomton-Stockman
Online Instructional Specialist

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