How does the timing of your feedback affect your online students?
Illustration Instructor and Teaching Coach Sandra Speidel made an important discovery this fall. She explains:
My classes are going really well this semester, and I think the whole thing was that I rearranged my schedule so that I could get my grading done early in the week. I wanted to just get it off my plate and be done with it. I know I'm not teaching any differently than I always have; I'm just doing the grading sooner — on Monday night.
And so my students think I'm great! I mean, I got these glowing evaluations, and I'm thinking, "I'm doing the same thing I always do — I'm just grading earlier. And they think I'm so much more present because I'm doing that." So that was enlightening!
And I actually like the schedule better. I like having the grading done, so I'm not thinking about it all week and thinking, "Oh gosh, I've got to get that done..."
How do your online students perceive your presence in — or absence from — your online class?
- Receiving timely feedback on their work is a big part of their learning experience!
- And speedy answers to their questions also make a big difference...
Could you reorganize your own schedule to be able to critique and grade earlier in the week?
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