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Every class several students had to upload their notes. So Monday's class you'd get 3
or 4 people putting their notes online and you can read all the different versions of
When Tom described this idea at the beginning of class, I thought to myself no one is going
to come this class. No one is going to come if someone is going to take the notes. Or
4 or 5 people are going to takes the notes. Why would you need to come and listen to it
yourself if you could just get the notes from someone else.
To my surprise, like I said, almost 100% of the people were there every class because
there was discussion, there was group work. He encouraged you to share the notes but he
also encouraged you to come class. And everyone came to class and everyone took the notes,
it was really fantastic.
If you put the information online, if you allow people to share their notes it doesn't
mean that they're not going to come to class and it doesn't mean that they're not going
to learn the way you as a teacher want them to learn.
It just means you're being more inclusive of those people who need those resources at
home and who need to go over the information even if they've been in class and heard it
from the teacher.