From lernerda@h-net.msu.eduTue Feb 13 14:55:11 1996 Date: Tue, 13 Feb 1996 14:27:59 -0500 (EST) From: Dan Lerner To: H-CLC Gopherspace Subject: Re: Email in teaching (fwd) ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 10:30:56 -0600 From: H-CLC (BD) To: Multiple recipients of list H-CLC Subject: Re: Email in teaching Date: Wed, 17 Jan 1996 08:22:48 -0800 (PST) From: Bette-B Bauer I am coming to believe that specific required assignments are the only way to get students to carry class discussion on to email. Even when I required that they subscribe to a listserv specifically for our class, there was about 1/5 of the class who held out till near the end of the term. Because we met once a week, I critiqued papers by email; even then, students often did not check their mail. Their participation was part of their class participation grade; next time I would give one segment of their grade for computer participation. In this term's class, I've left it as extra credit and only 2 of 25 have subscribed. In site of the media hype, there is a great deal of resistance to the electronic classroom, in my so 'umble experience. Generally about 15% of students make use of email to ask me questions, etc. Bette-B Bauer U of Oregon