Week 4 was done, now moving toward week 5 - getting better.
During the first couple of weeks, both learners and instructors need to be patient, and then things would be fine. Tech Colleges embrace a very diverse student population, in particular, the disadvantaged.
A snapshot of my week 2 :
An email communication on Feb 1 (Th):
Student, “ Hi, when is the assignment due?”
Instructor, “ Would you let me know your name? Are you in my Art Appreciation, Diversity Studies-multi-sections, or Sociology?”
Student, “My name is xxx, it is Diversity.”
Instructor, “xxx, good, which section? There are 5 different delivery formats: Section 004-16 week online, Section 005-8 week accelerated online, Section 701-Hybrid, Section 702-face to face, or Section 801-night class?”
Student, “I think it is online.”
Instructor, “xxx, 16 weeks, or accelerated 8 weeks?”
Student, “ 16 weeks.”
Instructor, “ Got it. Let me check."
Instructor, " xxx, the weekly tasks and reminders were posted on Lesson Links, emails, and E360 Alert, in addition to the syllabus. This week's assignments were due a couple days ago. Do the best you can to earn partial points. Let me know if you have further questions or, if you can, stop by my office for a chat ? - Room 11E. Crystal”