Good coffee: A fine online teaching companion
Are you teaching or taking online classes? I’m writing a handbook on how to be an online student and I need your help. I’d love to share your advice & suggestions to future online students.
How would you answer the questions below? Please leave a comment here or email me (chloemiller(at)gmail(dot)com.) Be sure to include how I should refer to you if I publish your comment (name, school affiliation, years experience teaching/studying online.) If you prefer to remain anonymous, please let me know.
If you have other suggestions about being an online student (specifics about email, online etiquette, course navigation, etc.), feel free to include those, too.
The handbook will be applicable for all subjects (not only writing or literature classes.) I hope you’ll share this request with friends, classmates and colleagues in any field.
Thank you again for your help and good luck with the new semester.
What do you wish students knew (about online classes, not the content of your course) before they started to study online?
How can online students make a good first (and lasting) impression?
What kinds of online activities are easy for most students?
What is the biggest mistake online students commonly make?
What advice do you regularly give your online students?
What do you wish you knew before you took an online class?
What was the biggest mistake you made – and could have avoided – in an online course?
What advice would you give future online students?