Web 2.0 - just the beginning Course Protocols and Ground Rules
Immersion to learn - an implicit goal of this course is very similar to a learning a second language - i.e. not speak English only French to learn French.
  • Communicating with each other
    • Being successful in this course is learning to collaborate with these tools as a team
    • Use only the tools available in the wikis and blogs to collaborate. Once the teams wiki page is created, there should be no need to utilize email communication. The facilitator would discourage face-to-face meetings. There is a discussion tab where asynchronous conversations amongst team members can take place. Immerse yourselves in the utilization of these tools. There is also a messaging system within wikispaces whereby all can communicate.
    • Always be sure to login to the wiki with your login so your contributions can be recorded properly. (BTW, this is how the facilitator can see who is participating)
  • Communicating with the facilitator
    • The facilitator will check students work on a daily basis. The wiki logs will record who and when for participation. Always be sure to login to the wiki with your login so your contributions can be recorded properly.
    • Questions to the facilitator will be address by end of the following working day.
      • Questions should be addressed via the wiki messaging board
      • Questions can be addressed via email if and only if there are problems with wikispaces communication systems
      • For questions relating to a particular page, please use the discussion tab of the related wiki page
      • For general questions and suggestions, please use the Question and Answer page so others can benefit.
    • The facilitator will also use the Related course blog to address the group's work and enrich the content.

  • Activities
    • There is not a beginning and an end time for each activity. Rather all activities can be done simultaneously throughout the course. For instance as you do Activities II, III, and IV, you will think of more answers to Activity I - Why participate in Web 2.0?
    • Organization notes
      • There is a section on the left nav frame entitled Team Pages. The purpose of this section is to have links to the end products of each team's 4 activities. This will help facilitator to identify team progress for each activity.
      • It is the team's responsibility to be sure each activity has a separate page.
      • The facilitator will manage the menu. It most cases the facilitator will be able to identify the appropriate activity pages for the menu section. If not the facilitator will contact the team for clarification.
      • Communicate with me if you see that your work has not been linked under your team's menu. This will help the lil 'ol facilitator immensely.