Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Online Learning - not the fastest response.

I've been taking an online course this summer. Five weeks, the usual forums and readings with little teacher input. More on that later.

Here's the funny thing: course is over, last reflection is submitted, final grades not quite done - maybe the next day ... I get paperwork in the mail describing the course, its drop/add policy and other enrollment papers.

Bureaucracy is a wonderful thing.

1 comment:

  1. I'd like to defend myself (even though I'm not the one teaching your course, and I'm sure I'm a good deal more time-consuming as a teacher of an on-line course, so I'm sure it all evens out). I'm teaching an on-line summer course, and I grade everything and get feedback returned to students within 48 hours (except on weekends--then you have to wait an extra day)... I'd like to think I'm working too hard, but really I'm pretty sure I get at least an extra 15% student learning for my time.