The results are in and we have arrived at a consensus! Looks like we’re meeting tomorrow (Tuesday, September 9th) at 5:00 PM, Alaska Standard Time. We will use Blackboard Collaborate. You will find the link to the session under “Blackboard Collaborate” within this course in Blackboard.
You’ll want to download the Collaborate Launcher well before trying to join our session – it is an 85 MB download. You’ll be prompted for the download when you try and join. The “room” is already open, so feel free to join today or earlier tomorrow and test out your connection. It is always a good idea to connect to a synchronous session at least 10 minutes early.
Also, a couple folks have asked about the article reviews: I’m looking for your critical analysis of the research, findings, methods, and overall significance of the work. When you’re done, please post to the blog under the category, “article review.”
As ever, don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
See you all tomorrow (virtually)!
Here’s the public link to our session. It is better to join through Blackboard if you are able. If you are not – give this a try.
Welcome everyone. Nice job on the introductions – keep up the good work! I’ll send out a Doodle Poll tomorrow (Friday) for our first synchronous meeting. We’ll try to schedule that for next week. This was dawn in Fairbanks this morning. -Owen
I’m looking forward to working with you this semester and I hope you find the study of quality online teaching and learning experiences as interesting and inspiring as I do!
To get started, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with this site. (The main navigation is at the top of the page: Home, Syllabus, Assignments, Schedule, Rubrics, Blackboard.) Read the syllabus and look over the schedule. You’ll also want to verify that you can successfully log into Blackboard. When you’re ready to begin the course, go to the Orientation page of this site (located under Assignments) to get started. Don’t delay! Your first assignments are due by midnight September 6.