3 Communication*

There are many forms of communication in an online class. Although the Syllabus is often considered to reflect the structure of the class, it is also the central form of communication, one to which students are accustomed.


Read: Ko and Rossen, Chapter 5: Creating an Effective Online Syllabus
Points: include lots of detail, due dates by time zone, define participation, be clear on task sequence, schedule by weeks in 2-3 day spreads of activity, supply information several times in different places, sample syllabus.