I am overwhelmed… there, i said it. It is true.
I am struggling to keep up. I want you to know that even i have had thoughts of quitting! Especially that first week : ) I get up almost every morning at 3am (seriously) to plow through assignments, posts, questions, and emails, and to solve problems, re-review work and provide individualized feedback. I spend ALL weekend, every weekend since the course opened, in the course. Even during my lunch time.
The problem is that this course was not designed for 20/30 students, it was designed for 8-10. More of a seminar. LOTS of assignments and LOTS of individualized custom feedback.
The enrollments in the program doubled or tripled and i didn’t know. I was taken completely by surprise by it.
I have had to modify things. I have reduced the number of required discussion posts. I have provided group feedback and need to do more of that.
Did i mention that google bought meebome and now i have to find another chat tool and there isn’t one.
Breathing….Module 3 just opened. The discussions are fantastic, the blogs are amazing, everything will be ok.
: ) me