Welcome to Global Communication, an online course in cross-cultural communication.
Read the section “Is an online course for me.” Answer the questions on the self-assessment and read the personal characteristics of the successful online student. If you believe that online learning is for you, proceed to step 2.
Read the section “Course description and course objectives.” If this course meets your needs and desires, proceed to step 3.
Read the section “Course Syllabus.” You will learn the goals of the course, the texts, and the grading criteria for your particular semester. Every item included under the grading section has it’s own link of information on this website. You will be exploring each in future steps. Please note that not all assignments listed below will be required every semester. Look at the grading criteria on your syllabus to determine which activities you will be required to complete.
Read the section “Calendar of Assignments.” This page tells you what assignments are required for the particular semester that you are taking the course. It includes due dates for all class activities. You can refer to this calendar throughout the semester to keep track of your time. It is a good idea to print a copy of the “Calendar of Assignments” and keep it handy so that you know when your assignments are due. Please be aware of E-mail “subject line” requirements.
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Go to "Chat Room" under the Interactive Course Components via the hyperlink off of this website.
will find five chat rooms and a Spanish chat room. Each of these require passwords that you will be given in a class listserv
e-mail before you are required to participate in a chat session. To prepare for
the chat session, please read the section, "Online Discussion and
Etiquette" hyper linked off of this website. Online etiquette and interaction protocol are
included here as well as a schedule of time difference between the
Go to "Bulletin Board" under the Interactive Course Components via the hyperlink off of this website.
need a log on ID and a password to use the bulletin board. These will be will
given to you in a class listserv e-mail before you are required to participate
in a bulletin board activity. To prepare for the
bulletin board session, please read the section "Bulletin board postings and e-mail." You will
learn the operation of the bulletin board and get an overview of the postings
you will be required to make. In your specific semester, you may be paired up
with a student from another country for an e-mail exchange program. If so, you
will be required to send a minimum of10 e-mails (bulletin board postings do not
count as e-mails) to your partner. Note: Some semesters the Bulletin Board will
not be used. Other semesters the bulletin board will be used to communicate
with students from other countries rather than e-mail exchange. Please check
the “Calendar of Assignments” to determine the actual activities being
conducted during your particular semester.
Go to "Blog" under the interactive Course Components via the hyperlink off of this website. Here you can post introductions, pictures of yourself, class comments, and question for your classmates. This public blog is moderated so you won’t see your post immediately.
Go to "My Office" under the interactive Course Components via the hyperlink off of this website. Here you will find my scheduled online office hours as well as contact information.
Go to your class workbook. Read the introduction on “Web Quests.” These are assignments worth varying percentages of your grade.
Congratulations! You are now ready to begin the course!
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