Thanks, Howard! Apparently, the enrollment quota has been a sticking point amongst other faculty ( I'm new kid on the block ). My cut-off is 25, and I got 19 doctoral students enrolled -- which would be 2ce the work I'd estimated, if I'm to give everyone full attention. (The syllabus stated a cut-off of 12, but -- )
However, I note ( with great irony ) there may be a silver lining yet. Of 19 enrolled, 3 have sent me the Url for their WordPress blog, created for our course. So maybe I may only have 3 students! (in my dreams)
YAY, I've successfully hammered together parts for a P2P Learning Machine -- a nifty snazzy neato Feed WordPress Aggregated RSS HUB. ( Because some students are practitioners, with clients, I've kept the site private; not open )
They're all obviously familiar with Canvas ( which is also new to me ) : 7 have thus far introduced themselves on that thread there. ( An amazing crew, so far ) But only 3 are ready for the actual course, with WP blogs, and the course begins Monday ( 3 days ).
Question: Assuming that the other 16 don't drop out, but don't get themselves connected to the course by Monday -- how might I best help bridge that gap; leap that hurdle? One idea, there's a week at the end ( 10-week course ) designated as Open; what If I make the first week instead Open, and thus extend the first week across two weeks. Great idea, Gary! Don't know what you'd do if it weren't for this Forum to air your so-called idears.
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