Office Hours

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by Kizmet, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

  2. jonlevy

    jonlevy Active Member

    No it won't because they can just email or text you but it will save countless hours waiting around for students that never show. What is even stupider are online universities that make staff post online office hours as if an online student will wait around all week to ask some question or other. Office hours should have gone out with the hickory stick.
  3. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    Email has made office hours obsolete for online universities.
  4. heirophant

    heirophant Well-Known Member

    I agree. For DL.

    But physical office hours seem to me to still have a place in B&M education. Human beings being what they are, face-to-face contact counts for something.

    I recall the better students, often graduate students, would spend time one-on-one (or two or three-to-one) with professors in their offices. It kind of became something like an Oxbridge tutorial, I guess, but less formal.

    These were the students who received the best recommendations and had the professors contacting other professors to help get them admitted into the best doctoral programs or hired as a teacher or researcher somewhere.

    I guess that the goal would be to replicate that kind of thing for DL students.
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2018
  5. jonlevy

    jonlevy Active Member

    Not as long as most online faculty are adjuncts who are getting squeezed every way possible.

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