hi everybody, this is just a reminder that we have some great guests who
will be coming to speak with us on Wednesday, 11 a.m. in 220 Ellison
Hall: Debra Engel from the Library, along with Karen Rupp-Serrano and
Cheryl McCain. Debra is the Director of Public Services for the Library,
while Karen is the head of Reference Collection development, and Cheryl
is the Library Instruction coordinator. this will be a really good
opportunity to find out what services are available for online students
so that we can send our students off in the right cyber-direction.
this will be our last Wednesday meeting until September; at some point
in August we'll start the process of figuring out when will be a good
meeting time for folks who would like to continue getting together in
also, I've now taken the online course readiness assessment from my
Myth-Folklore course and tried to adapt it to more general purposes. the
results are here: http://casweb.ou.edu/olr/starting/readiness/index.htm
if you look at the paper-and-pencil version you can see how the scoring
I would be grateful for any feedback about whether this general
assessment is appropriate to your class or not. are there questions that
are not appropriate? questions that it would be helpful to include?
different weights that should be assigned to the responses listed here?
the assessment is one of the activities included in the Online
Orientation that is required for all students, so it would be really
helpful to get feedback about this, making sure that it is a good tool
for online courses in general.
thanks everybody! and I'll see some of you on Wednesday,