Lawson Writer’s AcademyIMPORTANT NOTE: You can’t enroll for classes from this page any more. Click here to sign up for classes. Lawson Writer’s Academy
offers online classes for writers of all genres. The classes are run
from Margie Lawson’s web site through Moodle, an online teaching
software used by universities.
You may tour the cyber classroom for
your course, and read the Welcome and Lecture Schedule, a couple of days
before class starts. Our Cyber Classrooms Offer:
— A forum for introductions. You may include a picture too.
— A forum
for each assignment. Easy to drop by the forum and click through
classmates’ responses for that assignment. Instructors put their
feedback in assignments. Class members may post comments as a reply.
— A Q & A forum for each lecture. Post a question, the instructor will answer.
— A PRINT link for each lecture. Easy to click and access a well-formatted copy of the lecture to save in your files and print.
— A glossary may be created for your course.
— A daily digest is e-mailed to each student with recent posts to the forums.
— Your instructor can post the ‘Latest News’ — updating class members on lectures, assignments, etc.
days before class starts, you will receive your log-in–and instructions
on how to navigate the cyber classroom, how to post to forums, the
lecture schedule, and what to expect in class.
Camaraderie! If you enjoy meeting other writers, our cyber classrooms
offer lots of opportunities to rub cyber shoulders and exchange cyber
You can access the lectures and other
materials any time throughout the course. Nothing is in real time.
Students work the course around their schedules.
Everyone is encouraged to actively participate–ask questions, post assignments, and discuss class topics in forums.
You are also welcome to lurk and
learn. No one has to share their assignments. If life interferes and you
slip behind on the lectures, you can download the lectures anytime
during the class and read them later.
If you have a schedule conflict with
the dates a course is offered, consider ordering the Lecture Packet. The
lectures are offered as Lecture Packets so writers can access course material without having to wait until that course is taught again. When you register for a course, the lectures are included. You do not need to purchase the Lecture Packets separately.
If you have questions, please contact Margie Lawson.