January 8, 2008 - Introductions


Meeting Topic - Introduction to the Course and Course Participants
  • Introductions
  • Goals of the Course
  • Topics
  • Schedule
  • Assessment
  • Format and Communications Tools
  • Troubleshooting if Necessary (most to be taken care of during hands-on sessions)

Assignments
  • Completion of the introductory activity, adding a bio page and video to the course wiki.
  • Familiarization with the course tools (wiki, blog, Adobe Connect), course format, and assessments.
  • Participants will create a personal blog using any blogging service or tool. Wordpress.com is recommended as an easy-to-use, reliable service.
  • Participants will create a Google account.
  • Begin subscribing to edublogs via Google Reader. There are many excellent edublogs here and here. Be sure to subscribe to the course blog. You may also subscribe to this wiki.

Readings and Media

The Adobe Acrobat Connect Recording for this Session can be found here.