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Letter to Students

Dear ENGL 420 Students,

This is an unsettled time. Plans are still unfolding as to how we'll deal with this at IUP. Since I know many of you are concerned as to what we'll do next, I wanted to share my current plan. (Please know we might need to make further changes … )

For the week of 3/16, please follow plans as laid out before break (with check-ins and responses to your classmates' social media projects).

Based on what the Provost and President have shared, I am planning for having situation take this class online indefinitely. If the situation improves, I'll be happy if we are able to resume regular meetings in HSS; but for now, I do not expect that.


Wiki via Sherwoodweb.org

Course notes and assignments will still be posted via the course wiki (since you are familiar with that already).


GroupME

https://groupme.com/join_group/58629669/RS4sI4Qd

Please JOIN the GROUP ME today!

We will use a Group Me to facilitate daily communication. (You can access this via your computer or use a cell phone etc.) I know few students use email regularly, so I think this should help us stay in regular contact.

(You can install an app on your phone and choose to receive notification or not.)


Zoom Video Conference Class

Tuesdays - Video Lecture

At this point, I plan “synchronous” meetings at class time (12:30) on Tuesdays beginning on 3/24. We will be live and connected via IUP's Zoom.

You should be able to access our class meeting space here: http://bit.ly/ZoomKS

If you haven't used Zoom before, it will prompt you to install an app (on your phone, laptop, etc.)

:!: Bad Internet Connection?

Join by phone: Call +1 646 558 8656 and then enter Meeting ID: 675 601 7957

Thursdays - Check-in, Online Work

There will be posted work (reading, discussion, blog writing, feedback, etc.) and I will be available during class time but plan to use this hour for individual and small group discussions. So I will invite everyone to “check-in” via GroupMe, and then I can help individuals and small groups with your projects. I won't video “lecture” during Thursday class.


Office Hours - via Zoom

My current plan is to maintain the regular office hours as reflected on Sherwoodweb.org (GCAL: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/r/week/2020/3/20)

Assuming Zoom continues to work well for us, we can consult through our Zoom room: http://bit.ly/ZoomKS

As always, you can contact me to setup alternate meeting times.


Assignments / Modifications

My hope is that we will be able to continue with our Writing projects as planned.

We will definitely follow-through with the final project. Our syllabus calls for two remaining mini-projects (an artists book; an audio podcast). I'm still assessing how effective it will be to teach you how to do these remotely. In the coming week, I will send out a survey about your access to a laptop computer and internet. (My main concern is that outside our HSS classroom, everyone will have different access to technology and that may make for some complications.)

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