I've read the learning objectives of the first week many times. Every day I checked them to know if something achieved or not. How wonderful is your work when it grows until to be a complete building?
Here is the list:
- Logging into Nicenet.
- Introducing each other.
- Filling out a needs analysis survey.
- Setting ground rules and rubrics for discussions and evaluation.
- Creating a blog and writing what we have done and learned in the 1st week.
Let me tell you my experience with these tasks:
1. Logging into Nicenet:
I created an account at the Nicenet website. First I felt a little bit confused and afraid of this new experience. You know it is a natural feeling. But, bit by bit I felt relaxed and happy while using this website.
2. Introducing eath other:
I introduced myself to my new coursemates. Actually, it is amazing thing to know many people in a minute. You don’t know just persons but their cultures, thoughts, ideas, reflections, and many things in a short time.
3. Filling out a needs analysis survey:
I filled out a needs analysis survey to help ensure that the course topics are appropriate. I completed this survey. Honestly, I found some areas which need to be improved. So, I hope this course will enrich all my skills and experiences.
4. Setting ground rules and rubrics:
I collaborated with my coursemates to set some ground rules for our discussions and rubrics for evaluating our works.Thanks to Deborah for giving us this opportunity. She wanted to say: Please set some rules with me, then follow them. Some coursemates suggested other rules, like Stephen. Actually, his rule completed the list. The rubrics are fair. I suggested to use analytical one, and some coursemates liked the idea. I wanted to know Deborah’s viewpoint. May be she didn’t like it. Any way, I’ll follow these rules and rubrics perfectly as possible as I can.
5. Creating a blog:
I created my own blog and shared its URL with my colleagues. I don’t know how to express my excitement with this step. You know I deal with my blog as a baby. All the time I look after it and I want to make it attractive for all my coursemates. I think that people can know others through their works. So, when my coursemates visit my blog, they can get an idea about me. This doesn’t mean that I don’t care about the content. Actually, I write, rewrite , revise and edit many times before I publish. I care about both form and content. Any way, I wrote 4 posts and discussed them with my colleagues. All their comments are very valuable and constructive. Also I visited all my coursemates’ blogs and left comments. Thanks to Arjana for her explanation of how to make a blog list. It saved my time and effort.
Now, I just want to know: Am I On The Right Track?