Welcome (again) to our unit.
This is my second email to you. If you missed my first email (sent last Monday 25 Feb), you can find it here.
My first email contains important information about how to get started in our unit. If you missed it, make sure you check it out.
Since we opened Moodle last Monday, there has been a lot happening already.
So far, about 25 people from our unit have joined our unit Facebook group . Already three people from the Sunshine Coast – Emma, Candice and Dominique – have made contact and are planning to link up and interact in our unit.
On PeerWise, about 30 people have registered; and about 16 people have written about 20 questions and given about 100 answers to these questions. As you can see, people have started the reading for Week 1 (Introduction and Chapter 1 of the Study Guide) and started to write and answer each other’s questions.
And the top Reputation score on PeerWise is already about 265 (I know who you are!). There is a BIG advantage in getting started early on PeerWise.
If you haven’t done so already, let me encourage you to go to the PeerWise folder in the top centre section of Moodle and follow the instructions and register on PeerWise. Also, make sure you check out the video “Tips on Using PeerWise“. Then start reading the Study Guide and dive into answering and then writing some questions (with quality solutions) on PeerWise. You can use your computer, tablet or phone to access PeerWise. And watch out: PeerWise can become addictive!
It is also important to remember that any questions and comments you make on PeerWise are available to everyone in our unit. It is key we ensure our contributions ‘add value’ to our community and help us all learn together. This is, in fact, more important than what Reputation score we are getting; although there should be some connection between the two! In ten years time, we will all have long forgotten our Reputation score on PeerWise; but we will remember, and value, what we really have learnt and what has changed in our lives from studying this unit.
And why not visit my blog and leave a comment and say hi? It would be great to hear from you.