Northwestern Michigan College instructor Sherry Howard agrees.She
teaches computer information system courses on line, which currently include Introduction to Computers In Business, Unix Operating Systems, Internet Publishing and Web Programming.These 100- and 200-level courses attract a combination of working professionals and traditional students both full-time and part-time--many of whom she
gets to know more personally than she
would in a chalkboard setting.
"Surprisingly, I feel I really get to know my students even though I don't meet most of them face-to-face," she
said."They often send me tidbits of their personal life and of their work (by e-mail)."
often receives pictures from her
prints them out and puts them in her
grade book to put a face with the name.
"I get wedding photos, pet photos and family shots," she