For this blog my focus was on communication by using newsletters and other forms of media. I decided to test out Smore and Flipsnack. I found the two applications to be very help for different things. For Smore, I was a to create a flyer for the class that can be used for a weekly newsletter. You can follow this link to my new letter. After looking through Flipsnack, I decided this would be the perfect application for sending out multiple pages of or larger documents. I created a test with a mock course syllabus. The syllabus can be viewed by following this link.
Why is ongoing communication in the online classroom important?
Ongoing communication is just as, if not more, important in the online classroom than in a regular face-to-face classroom. Student success is dependent upon communication from the teacher to all stakeholders. Positive communication will ensure the expectations are delivery and learning is taking place.
How does the newsletter differ from mandatory communications?
Newsletters are not direct communication. Newsletters are written for the group of students generally laying out expectations, upcoming events, and important dates. Newsletters are designed to be informative to the entire group.
My name is Kris Martinez and I blog about learning public safety.