Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Teaching Online Check In

One thing I've come to realize during my stint teaching online is that I have to be very very explicit.  I think I forgot that I am not verbally presenting the assignments to the class which is where I often clarify what I want and answer lots of questions.  Most of my students seem to be understanding what I am asking for, but there have been a few points of confusion.  Now I'm brainstorming how to make this better...

1.  Write a lot more directions.  But I'm worried students just skim or focus on the wrong parts.
2.  Record myself giving the directions.  But I'm worried students won't bother watching.  It's also time consuming.
3... I dunno I'm stuck.

How do you suggest clarifying directions online?

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