I view each class as a community of writers. My vision is that each class will be an encouraging environment that provides everyone with the opportunity to achieve the Student Learning Outcomes.
As a professional writer myself, I enjoy the flexibility that online courses offer–while also respecting important deadlines. I setup my classes to have clearly communicated deadlines twice a week which allows students to plan, complete work around their other obligations, collaborate on class projects, and participate in class discussions.
I also strive to help online students feel less isolated. I encourage daily participation in our social media group and the use of video chatting.