Monday, February 05, 2007

Distance Learning...wonderful!

I started to teach a course with some students in the classroom and some in another city. It works perfectly well for several reasons:

  • I am aware that the distant students are AS IMPORTANT as the students are in the class room
  • I am aware that distant students need 2 to 3 seconds before they can hear me and I have to patient for their feedback
  • I refer to them just as much as I refer to the students in the classroom (see first comment)
  • Technical staff is ESSENTIAL for successful distance learning
  • I am using tools that make sure students see where I am laser pointers here!
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