My latest at ProfHacker: Why Use an Online Syllabus?
Most of us are now a few weeks into the new semester, and some among us may already be pointing students to our syllabus for answers to their questions about the course.
Syllabuses aren’t exactly a new topic of discussion. George has explained how to create a syllabus using a spreadsheet and a calendar app, and Jason’s taken up the topic of creative syllabuses on more than one occasion. And those are hardly our only posts on the subject.
For a few years now, I’ve been creating my syllabus entirely online; I don’t provide a printed syllabus to my students. I do this for a few reasons. First, it’s easier to make sure all of my students see any updates or changes that get made; I don’t have to worry about whether a student is aware of the changes if she had to miss class for some reason, since my students are supposed to be checking the course site regularly in any case….
from ProfHacker » Amy L. Cavender, CSC https://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/why-use-an-online-syllabus/52261