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Hi Jean,  I suggest that you look at a website that I found
recently.  http://o;;ompos.online...u/IONresources; I'll forward your
question to a colleague who teaches Eng. 102 .

At 02:41 PM 10/13/00 -0500, Jean Kaufmann wrote:
>Hi, Listers--
>I'm looking for suggestions to help a colleague who is frustrated in his
>first semester teaching an online Eng. 102 class.  (This course
>emphasizes--but is not limited to--research/documentation, analysis,
>argumentation, etc.)  He informed the students at the beginning that
>they needed to be very familiar with e-mail, the internet, and computers
>in general; could expect to spend 7-10 hrs. weekly working on
>assignments; had to be able to work independently and to follow written
>instructions, etc. Instead of attracting good students who, for whatever
>reason, would prefer to take the course in this format, the course seems
>to have attracted students who are not only lacking in computer ability
>but also in writing ability.  They seem to have chosen this format to
>distance themselves from the instructor.  And, group work has all but
>fallen apart. My friend is now wondering if there shouldn't be some sort
>of screening process before students can enroll in an online writing
>class.  Has anyone had any success with these courses?  Suggestions?
>Thanks!