Thursday, February 12, 2009

1. Encourage student-faculty contact (Feb 12 - Feb 26)

There are many simple technology tools available to enhance Student-Faculty Contact. This is one area where small changes can make significant improvements in student learning and retention. ... 1. Encourage student-faculty contact

As technology is added, students have more opportunity to initiate contact with faculty - send emails, ask questions in an online forum. The instructor is still essential to the dialog, but students now play a more active role in the contact. More student interaction, greater responsibility for learning, empowering students in ways not previously available to them.

How is student-faculty contact changing? What can be done to encourage it? Are there barriers to student-faculty contact? How can these be removed?

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