Big Idea - Guidelines for Communication
When it comes to time management, online learning offers students and teachers a great sense of flexibility.
Since students are able to access course materials at any time of the day, from any time zone around the world, instructors need to consider how they will manage the flow of communication.
Setting guidelines as to when, where and how you will respond to students is critical. Whether you are:
- establishing an email response time
- managing asynchronous or synchronous discussions
- finding a way to reduce the need for individual email responses to frequently asked questions
- setting a turnaround time for the grading of assignments
letting your students know ahead of time what to expect will save you time down the road.