Sunday, January 31, 2010

Welcome to EDU 255

Dear EDU 255 Online Class,

Welcome to Fundamentals of Educational Technology online!
Your instructors for this course will be Thatcher Bohrman, Todd Conaway and Ruth Alsobrook-Hurich. We are thrilled to be teaching EDU 255 online this spring.

Your online course is now available! Blackboard is the name of the online course system we will be using at Yavapai College. Your first assignments and activities will be due on Sunday, February 14th at 10:00 PM. I hope this gives you a head start on getting familiar with the course and navigational structure before jumping into the assignments.

Most importantly, there will be an in-person meeting on Saturday, February 6th from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM on the Prescott Campus. This first meeting will be held in Building 19, room 207.

Please follow these instructions for accessing EDU 255:
Go to Yavapai College’s web site at:
Enter your username and password to log into the myYC portal.
If you are having problems logging into the myYC portal system, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 928-776-2168. Once you log into the myYC portal system, there will be a Blackboard icon in the upper right hand corner.

Once you enter Blackboard, you should click on the 201010 (Fall) EDU 255 PRE101 FUNDAMENTALS OF EDUCATIONAL TECH (30272) link under “Courses in which you are enrolled.” This will take you directly into the course. You will see an announcement from your instructors on the main page. Please read the first 2 announcements as they are very important in activities that will be discussed at our in-person meeting on February 6th.

Don’t forget to purchase your textbook prior to the start of class. The textbook that is required is:
Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms, Second Edition by Will Richardson. (ISBN # 978-1-4129-5972-8). Published by Corwin Press. Copyright Year: 2009.
You can call the Yavapai College Bookstore at (928) 776-2213 (Prescott Campus) or (928) 634-6535 (Verde Campus) and order the textbook. The bookstore may be able to send you the textbook via mail, although shipping charges do apply. Please don’t delay in getting your textbook, or you will get behind in your work.

Thanks and we look forward to chatting with you in our online course this semester.
Thatcher Bohrman, Todd Conaway, and Ruth Alsobrook-Hurich

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