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!