April Harris

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Workload Management Strategies | New blog by April Harris

Due to COVID-19, I felt this course very relevant to enhancing my strengths and improving my weaknesses in being an online instructor. From this course I have learned various workload management strat...

WLMS for Course Revisions | Origin: EL112 | New comment by April Harris

Revising a course midway through has not occured to me until COVID-19. I like adding the Start, Stop, Continue evaluation of the course around midterm time.  

WLMS for Communicating and Collaborating | Origin: EL112 | New comment by April Harris

I like the idea of giving private feedback to each student every week concerning their grade. However, with my large number of online students, it may be more feasible to do this every two weeks...

WLMS for Teaching Online | Origin: EL112 | New comment by April Harris

Using a template for common communication is a good idea and something I plan to try.  

Creating an Online Community | New blog by April Harris

Due to COVID-19, creating an online community among the students in my courses has become crucial. This course, Online Language: Communicating with Students, has provided me with the guidelines I need...

Technology Tools for Effective Communication | Origin: EL105 | New comment by April Harris

Due to COVID-19, I have utilized a free texting app so that students don't have my personal phone number. I use it to contact students who I see struggling. It has proven to be very effective and 7...

Online Course Content Transfer | Origin: EL104 | New comment by April Harris

This course reiterates the importance of building online courses with a focus on consistency in the layout, responsive and personal communication, and always keeping the objectives in mind when...

A Great Refresher Course! | New blog by April Harris

This was a very helpful course to me because it reminded me of some things I learned at a conference a few years ago that I have not yet implemented.  This course has nudged me to start incorpora...

Course Revision and Improvement | Origin: EL103 | New comment by April Harris

Something I am going to do differenly in my courses, because of this module, is add a test at the beginning to gauge the students' knowledge and to compare it with their assessment at the end. Also,...

Assessment Plan | Origin: EL103 | New comment by April Harris

This module has made me realize that I need to be more positive with my feedback and stop giving so many comments on papers.