ON PRE-COLONIAL VIETNAM
For all course topics, students
are expected to participate in local course discussions
(in class). Such discussions will be "live" and not
A certain amount of discussion
on the internet is also expected.
- For daily notices of new materials
just posted on the course web site or other information needing
immediate attention, students should check their e-mail daily.
E-mail can also be used for contacting all instructors and all
- For some course topics, the
three instructors will present guidelines for peer-to-peer discussions,
group discussions or other group work, and/or
special exercises (simulations, shared reporting of readings,
The course web site provides two
additional means of online communication.
- Students will be trained in
the use of WebBoard and will find instructions about its
use HERE. All students must participate at least two times per
week on WebBoard, the ACS course discussion board. Student
postings on WebBoard should include at least one more substantial
(200 words minimum) contribution: a question or position statement,
a personal observation, or an analysis of an issue. Student postings
should also include at least one reaction to another student's
posting (100 words minimum).
- Students will also use NetMeeting
as an experimental technology to assist our classes in real-time
communication by text, audio, and video. This is being
provided by ACS and the three colleges involved in this online
course. All three instructors will also utilize NetMeeting
for a weekly online office hour. Students wishing to contact
their local class professor should use e-mail or a visit to the
instructor's office as the means of office hour contact.
For our first topic, Professor
Bolt's module on Pre-Colonial Vietnam,
students should begin using both WebBoard and NetMeeting. All
students are also expected to complete specific reading and writing
assignments noted elsewhere in the Pre-Colonial Vietnam module.
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