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An interesting variation on this occurred with one student who missed the class. At the end of her journal I asked her a question. She responded by e-mail, and I replied by e-mail and asked her another question. She responded.... The process was so satisfying for both of us that I think I'm going to try it with an entire class next semester; perhaps each week engage five students in a Silent Socratic Dialogue with me over e-mail.
--Bill Taylor, Faculty, History, Oakton Community College (IL) firstname.lastname@example.org
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