Laura just posted a thought-provoking note about reviewing student papers. It reminded me a bit of my recent postings on responding to metas in my principles course and papers in my first year seminar. But Laura takes it a step further, giving audio feedback using audacity. And she subsequently conferences with the students via IM. Very cool! I’ve been meaning to explore audacity, but haven’t found the time yet. (Question for the tech folks: What type of microphone is necessary to do this? If I wanted to try this out, do you have one I could borrow?) I’ve held virtual office hours with IM, but never a conference per se. Back when I used to conference regularly with all my students, it often seemed a waste of time. Now I tend to do it only with students who request it. Laura suggests that IM might be a better medium for this. Sounds like both of these ideas are worth exploring.
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