I hope you all had a delightful summer and that you are (even just a little) excited to get back to school. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and getting the chance to work with you this year.
You are living in a digital age and it is increasingly important for school to realize that. Most of you will go off to college and go on to work in professions that will require online communications. You will likely take a course in college that will require it, but in our increasingly global community, online discussions will work their way into your professional lives as well to communicate near and far.
In order to be sure that we are all on the same page regarding HOW we will have these discussions, please read the Rules of Engagement It is extremely important that you are aware of the expectations upon each of you in a discussion online. You will be held firmly to these rules.
Don’t worry — this will not take the place of in-class discussions but it is rather another form of thinking and working that you will be expected to engage in throughout this year. For some of you, this is a thrill! We look forward to hearing from you. For some of you, you are panicking. Don’t. You really can’t go wrong as long as you are putting good effort into it and following the Rules of Engagement.
You will be expected to visit this site often for discussion assignments, links, and relevant materials to supplement our work in the classroom. I can’t wait to read what you have to say:)