Monday, January 24, 2005

Coming into Week 2

Now that Week 1 has come to an end, we would like to offer a few reminders to everyone:

1. Collective Tasks: The success of this 6-week learning event hinges largely on your active participation in the weekly individual and collective tasks as outlined in the webquest:

The collective tasks are especially important, for most are designed to review, summarize, pool, collect, transcribe, etc., the relevant issues being discussed and links being offered. With the large number of participants, it will be of great benefit to all if these tasks get completed each week. If everyone chips in a tiny bit of their time each week, we can accomplish this easily. Of the 166 participants registered, only 18 have volunteered so far. Please help!

In order to better understand the use of weblogs and wikis for learning, it is imperative that we gain firsthand experience using them. The individual and collective tasks give us an opportunity to gain that experience while contributing something to everyone here in this learning community. It is best start the weekly tasks now and strive to keep up with them little by little as the course progresses. In this way, you will be giving life to the community and, in turn, receiving its fruits.

Click here to volunteer for Week One tasks.

Click here to volunteer for Week Two tasks.

2. Course Links: You will find quick links to all the important pages in this course on the front page of the Yahoo! Groups list to the right of the picture. Please bookmark them for easy access.

3. Weekly Schedule: Don't forget to refer to the Weekly Schedule to keep track of the weekly goals, activity checklist, and chat sessions.

4. Collective Blog: Please refrain from posting individual messages or chat in the collective blog. This is reserved for the reports and summaries from the collective tasks. You can use the personal blogs for that.

That's all for now! Have fun! And do not forget we have a chat with James Farmer tomorrow!

Graham, Bee, and Aaron


Blogger Chris said...

Hi, Bee, Graham, Aaron,

Thanks for posting this information in so many places. I don't know how you've all found time to keep up with all the activity in this group. You've been doing an amazing job as I'm sometimes about 3 days behind--just finishing up week 1 activities a day late.

5:35 AM  
Blogger Rashunda said...

Hi everyone,

Thanks for the clarification Bea.

So, in a nutshell, this collective blog is only for the members of Group 1, the group that is writing the week summary...which is part of the week two task. Is this correct?

2:36 PM  
Blogger Bee said...

Hi Rashunda,
Yes...each week people volunteer for the collective tasks...preferably one or a different one from what they did the week before.
And each week the tasks are different...have a look in the webquest page in the yellow area.

This week for instance we will have group 1, 4 and 5 posting the collective blog.
From week 1, groups 4 and 5 owe us a post here ;-)

3:44 PM  
Blogger Rashunda said...

"Yes...each week people volunteer for the collective tasks...preferably one or a different one from what they did the week before"

Yikes. I was getting cozy doing the FAQs.:-)

3:56 PM  

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