Online students I've met
Seeking God's will?
Mission trip fund-raising
10 ways to ruin a short-term mission trip
Nazarene Missions Internationals
Caricatures of online student behavior
Behaviors like these will degrade the learning experience for everyone (with apologies to
Snow White and her seven dwarfs)
always has something going on and is continually asking for deadline extensions. Her excuses
sound legitimate (after all, life can get hectic for everyone), but classmates wanting to include her
in conversations have to look in previous weeks' folders because she's late doing her own work as
well as responding to theirs.
- Oblivious has trouble with
homonyms. He also uses sentence fragments far too frequently. His proofreading isn't all that
great. Whenever someone happens to mention it, Oblivious just laughs it off. He doesn't realize
— or, worse, doesn't care — that his errors weaken the impact of
his writing on other people.
- Wordy thinks she's
supposed to respond to every single post. Even when she doesn't say much, the time other people
take to open and read her messages mounts up. Wordy occasionally has good ideas, but she
writes and writes and writes. It's almost as if she cannot think without writing.
- Coarsely seems to
think class is being held in the men's locker room of a high school gym. Inappropriate allusions
creep into his posts. Then, when others protest that his humor needs cleaning up, he whines that
he is the victim.
- Disconnected Dan
- Right now Dan's got other priorities in his
life. Days go by and he's not heard from. People ask him questions online and he doesn't
respond. One gets the impression that Dan only reads enough posts each week to make everyone
think that he is there.
Trite-ly responds to a post you know it's going to be on some insignificant detail. Her posts have
little to do with actual course content. Trite-ly seems to always be in some kind of very loose
- End-times Edith
all-consuming passion is Eschatology (End-times). So she finds certain signs of the end in
everything, even in numerical codes she derives from the letters in the names of textbook
authors. Edith's passion is end-times and she's not about to let the subject of the particular course
force her to concentrate on something else.
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