Information for Non-Credit Participants
The success of this course has been greatly due to the tremendous support and participation from non-credit students. There are a number of ways for non-credit students to participate, as outlined below:
Live Synchronous Sessions: Non-Credit students are welcome to participate in our live synchronous sessions that are mediated via Blackboard Connect (a web-conferencing tool). Live sessions will take place every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. Saskatchewan time. Additionally, all sessions will be recorded and made available for later viewing. See the course schedule for connection information and topics. For the Fall 2011 semester, Non-Credit students are welcome to attend live sessions beginning September 20/11.
Blogging/Microblogging Interactions: Students registered in EC&I 831 (for credit) will have a personal blog space (list to be published soon), and will be participating in Twitter using the #eci831 hashtag. Former students have greatly benefited from comments and feedback in these spaces (i.e., Twitter, blogs), and such interactions have been a vital part of the learning in the course. We’d also love to get to know you better, and there will be an opportunity (below) to list your Twitter username and blog address. If you blog or tweet about an EC&I 831 session you’ve attended or have found something that is related to the course content (e.g., ed. tech, social media, connected learning, open education), please tag it as #eci831 and this will help us better learn from and with you.
Social Bookmarking: Students will be using Diigo in this course to bookmark resources relevant to the course content. If you use Diigo, consider using the #eci831 hashtag when bookmarking resources, or join and contribute to our EC&I 831 Diigo Group.
Network Mentoring: Think you may have a little more time and expertise to provide to our students? If you feel that you can participate in some or all of the above activities, and could also provide limited 1:1 or 1:many mentoring via other tools (e.g., Skype, Elluminate, Twitter, Google+) where needed, please consider becoming a ‘network mentor’. Network mentoring is an extension of the above activities (personal time permitting) but with a more direct focus on supporting the learning of one or more registered students. If you are interested, please specify in the non-credit participant sign-up form found below.
Sign up HERE to enroll as a non-credit participant and/or a networked mentor.