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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ah, students...

So I am checking email this morning...  One online course student replied to my reminder about several important steps of completing Assignment A.  Some students were cutting corners, thus a need for a quick reminder.

Student:  "I don't know how to complete Assignment A.  And I don't have a book to find the topics."

Yes, that's all.  Nothing else.  It's like, "I don't care and what are you going to do about that?"

Ms. Alice:  "Student, if you look on the course homepage, you will see an introduction video that demonstrates how to use various course resources.  That should lead you to the folder where I posted Chapter 1, anticipating the usual procrastination.  However, I will not be posting any other chapters.  If you don't have your book next week, I don't want to hear it.  Also, you will discover another folder filled with video demos of various assignments, including Assignment A.  Have a great semester!"

I am happy to report that this student is one of only few students still trying to play an excuse game with me.  Most of my online students this semester are doing great.  I spent a lot of time last semester on creating video tutorials but it was well worth it.  Students are doing much better on interactive assignments.

1 comment:

Seeking Solace said...

Good for you for nipping it early. Student will soon figure it out. And, it he doesn't, he only has himself to blame.

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