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August 29, 2006

Industry Issues - When Students Can't Write an Acceptable E-mail


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Hello Readers,

Issues of "Netiquette" abound in this milleneum's technological classroom. Have today's students lost (or been neglected in their education) basic decorum in letter writing skills?

The following thoughts have been lifted/borrowed (see full citation at the end of the article) from the wonderful teaching blog by Michael Leddy: "Orange Crate Art" and can be read in full at the following address here. It has to do, of course, with E-mail etiquette, a topic that I am finding, more and more, a real necessity for incoming freshmen students. In particular is how to effictively write a professor. I generally end up devoting an entire class period each semester to this topic. Thanks Michael - from now on, I'll probably just assign this article as a reading! . . .

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August 18, 2006

Essay - Teachers: Your Students are Watching You!

Instructors,

What is the state of education like in some of America's high schools? Today we definitely live in the age of rate-your-teacher or professor dot com and very little escapes the attention of our students. See my previous thoughts on student evaluation of teachers HERE.

What can we do? Complaining seems to be anti-constructive. I suggest . . .

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