Earlier this year, Kent posted about the potentially increasing demand for MoLit classes. I mentioned in response to Kent’s post that I thought “an open access, online Mormon lit is very doable and would be welcomed by many people” and that I would post some ideas for building such a course. Soon thereafter, I created a Google Doc and started an outline of questions to consider.
While I was prepping my fall semester courses (three first-year writing and one intro to lit: all online), looking around for ways to best take my courses into the wild (as it were), to build them outside of institutional walls, beyond the limits of learning management systems, that document came to mind. So I called it out of my Google Drive, updated it with some additional questions (including several I asked in response to Kent’s September 2012 post, “An Online Mormon Literature Course?“), and decided to (finally) public share it with AMV’s community. I’m doing so for two reasons: 1) to get some feedback on how potential course-users would like to see the course structured and delivered and 2) as an interest gauge to see how many people would participate in the course. I’d like to have your feedback and the interest gauged in the next fortnight or so. The next step would be—dare I say it?—to begin building the course.
You can offer feedback on the considerations I’ve outlined in the following ways:
- I’ve set the document’s settings to allow anyone to comment on and to edit the text. So you can open the document in Google Drive (see the link below), highlight text in the doc, hit comment, and, well, comment away. Or you can click directly in the doc and add anything to list that you think needs adding (as long it’s relevant to the discussion, of course).
- You can respond in the comments section below.
- You can email me directly at tyler [at] motleyvision [dot] org.
If you’re interested/willing to contribute to the course in any way, shoot me an email (see item 3 above) and let me know what you’d like to offer.
To express your interest in taking Mormon lit online, make it known in the comments. (This is just a straw poll, mind you.)
Feel free to spread the word among your social networks using #MoLitCourse.
With all that in mind, here’s the document. Respond away.