- Are bullet points okay in a graded discussion forum?
- Are emoticons okay in a graded discussion forum?
- How do you feel about hyperlinks?
- How do you feel about hyperlinks instead of a formal Works Cited?
- What about the more conversational style of online; is that okay for a grade?
- Can you have an online voice and a paper voice? It’s kind of like inside and outside voices.
- What about the use of first and second person?
- Do we need a five space indent?
- The internet is meant to be interactive. Are your online assignments addressing that?
- Is it okay to include video or images as part of your argument, instead of text or to take the place of quotations, summaries, paraphrasing?
- What if they really did write to their supposed audience and not their teacher?
- Aren't we making some rather misguided assumptions about other readers? Do they care about a classic, five paragraph essay? Is that communicating in the 21st Century?
- Screen size, lighting, being able to focus
- Are you familiar with the “F” pattern? No. That is not a new online swear word. It’s the eye pattern for how we read a screen, not a “Z” pattern for a book or magazine.
- Walls of words seem more like barriers than invitations to learning or conversation. Kind of like this blog post!
- How do you feel about blocking rather than paragraphing?
- Could you teach the inverted pyramid style verses the class five paragraph essay? The reader could quit reading at any time - click on a hyperlink or just get bored.
- Do we have time to change all our rubrics? I guess the more important question is does anyone have a rubric for using emoticons I can borrow?