It's been a few weeks now that we've been teaching in alternative delivery mode and I'm wondering what it must be like on the students' side of the desk, as it were. For example, I've heard that some have been overwhelmed by the volume of emails and other modes of communication they've received from their instructors.
Cordt Euler, Communication instructor, has streamlined his approach in order to address the “information overload" his students complained to him about.
“I sent out one email early on asking about technology challenges they might be having, but since then I've set up a discussion board in LEARN that they can post general questions to. The benefit is that the students see what each other is posting, and everyone can read my responses. It's more efficient than individual emails coming in to me and me sending out multiple copies of the same answer."
What best practices have you established for communicating with your students?
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