A Virtual Bust: Cocktail Hour for Online Course
I met with a young woman who was out to dinner with her parents. She had a strawberry lemonade at Cheddars. I felt as though I were intruding on their family dinner. It was as awkward and uncomfortable as a face-to-face cocktail hour might have been, which is to say it was a success. This student lost or seemed to lose internet connection after about 20 minutes, and I was left alone in my office with an empty Heineken bottle.
I tried a week later at the behest of students who were unable to join, but nobody came.
Thus concluded the Virtual Cocktail Hour experiment.