Instructor: Prof. Shoggy Waryn
Course: FR 151: Advanced Written and Oral French
Description: Waryn humorously relates the troubles of a 9 AM foreign language class: it is very hard to get students to speak. He thus used his site's discussion board to facilitate conversation. Students wrote ideas and responses on the board so in-class discussion could start in the middle of the argument. During the annual French Film Festival held at the Cable Car Cinema, Professor Waryn canceled course meetings and told students that class would be online for the week. The discussion board exploded with nearly six times the usual comments. Students responded positively. Although at first it was difficult, they adjusted and expressed enthusiasm with the discussion board.