WriteAtHome is an asynchronous program. That means you don't have to be online at a particular time each week. It works with your schedule. There is no real-time interaction with a teacher. No video feeds or webinars. Instruction is provided through our online platform.
Starting this fall, we'll be using a new learning management system (LMS) to deliver our courses. We couldn't be more excited about it.
When classes begin, students simply login to our website. The homepage (like the one to the right) will provide an overview of the course.
The menu on the far left provides links that let students see and/or edit their account information, view a calendar with assignment due dates, communicate with their writing coach via an inbox, and get help with using the system.
The course is run via the Syllabus page. Each week, students are given access to a lesson and a writing assignment. The assignment is always due the following week.
Students compose their papers on your computer's word processor (i.e., Word or Google Docs) and upload the file to submit it.
Coaches mark up the papers with helpful comments and students are given opportunity to revise and improve their drafts.
There's no sitting through lectures or class discussions. We give a short lesson and something for the student to write. This repeats week after week.