Considerations and Potential Drawbacks
- Students aren't making personal contact with you.
- You might not check your e-mail in time to respond to their question.
- Students could abuse the availability and you'll be bombarded with e-mail after e-mail.
- To balance the advantages and disadvantages and use e-mail most effectively, make sure to consider the following:
- How much e-mail do you want to see?
- What types of e-mail questions do you wish students to send?
- Set clear guidelines for what e-mail can be used for.
- Set-up a clear timetable which allows adequate time for your response.
- Make sure to emphasize that this is an additional resource and to still encourage personal interactions.