Heather Bonikowski is a French instructor at Austin Community College in Austin, Texas. She has used the Horizons textbook for her French I and II courses since 2003, and uses iLrn in conjunction with the textbook.
Heather is teaching a self-designed online version of French I and II. She has found that keeping students on pace with the lesson is a major challenge when teaching online, as students tend to procrastinate and, therefore, fall behind.
With iLrn, Heather’s students have the tools to stay on task with each lesson. eSam assignments encourage students to do the practice that needs to be done to be successful, while the pre- and post-tests measure their mastery of a lesson prior to the exam.
What’s more, Heather has found that iLrn’s grading tools not only help save her time, but provide students with valuable feedback. Additionally, different grading options allow Heather to provide general feedback on critical areas for the entire class.