REMEMBER: This project is in DEVELOPMENT MODE. That means we need to be willing to try new things, discuss issues when they come up, and be flexible when things don't work exactly like we planned.
The idea behind this project is to take collaboration, reading, and technology to a new level. According to The Sloan Consortium's recent study, "Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online
It is, in my opinion, extremely likely that all students will eventually take at least one online class during their higher education experience. Collaborating and discussing literature online is a great way to prepare for this inevitability. In life, we often share ideas and have conversations with people when we are not face-to-face. This form of communication is not only in our personal lives, but also in the workplace.
From simple emails to large corporate projects, people are often working synchronously and asynchronously without being in the same room, or even the same country, for that matter!
Well, for one, this IS for English class. But more importantly, I want my students to read. And when I say read, I mean read outside of class. On your own time. With books YOU have chosen.
According2012 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts,
My goal is to include you in this group of American adults who read for pleasure. I want you to pick up a book, or three, and read. Instead of watching TV, Facebooking, Snapchatting (Is this even a word?), or whatever else people do during their free time, I would love to see you reading a book. It doesn't even have to be a paper book! It can be electronic. I have a Nook and I love it! You can even read a book on your phone!