Taking organized notes while learning both drafting and a software program, AutoCAD, helps with retention. Notes will also be an integral part of the way we will communicate. Students will use Google Docs. They will add notes of important drafting and drawing tips to remember later. Usually as learning takes place, questions arise. They can ask questions with a note or add a reminder to ask something later. During Grade Checks this semester, students will share their notes with the instructor. With them, the instructor can check for understanding and assess that learning has taken place via comments. Their notes will expand over time.
During the final Grade Check, students will complete a survey asking questions that self-assess their content retention, objective completion, and the opportunity for multiple student-teacher communication during the course.
I predict students will benefit from taking notes, retain more knowledge, are more cognizant of course objectives, and will appreciate the continuous communication between teacher and student.
The survey results are posted as a comment.