My latest at ProfHacker: Why Use an Online Syllabus?

Online syllabusMost 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….

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