Has anyone taken any courses online? I just did one of BEA's webinars last week, and I'm considering the best ways to offer material online. I want to offer the character development course at some point in the next year, and I'd love to know what works for you.
Right now I'm considering a variety of options to use together or separately: Skype, Second Life, Silverlight, a private channel on YouTube for video clips, etc. The course would meet once weekly for several sessions, and enrollees would complete short writing assignments between classes, email them to me early, and then read and discuss them in the class. There's also an online version of the personality inventory that I like to use, so students would be able to complete that online, as well. I'd like something with voice, so we can talk rather than type to each other. Video is optional, although I'd have powerpoint or something for people to get the notes.
I'd also have a couple of books for people to read, probably King's On Writing and Card's Character and Viewpoint over the course.
So, what do you think? Any suggestions?