Use Technology to Enhance Interaction
Email can provide a successful avenue of connection and information between students and faculty outside of the class, but can also create expectations and workloads that are unmanageable. To save time, set electronic office hours when you’ll be available live (through chat) or when you will respond to emails. Also, you can create one email by using student questions from individual email questions and generate a class “FAQ” list to post on the course website.
The Teaching Center, Washington University in St. Louis (2009). Retrieved from http://teachingcenter.wustl.edu/tips-faculty-teaching-first-time