As with previous on-line discussion board topics, post both a comment of your own and a reply to someone else's by the due date (see the course schedule). Please follow the instructions that follow.
For Your Comment
First, read what is assigned to you below:
- students with last names beginning with A-H: read pp. 1-4 of this on cooperative learning and its structures
- students with last names beginning with I-P: read pp. 7-11 of this on cooperative learning and procedures for implementing it
- students with last names beginning with Q-Z: read pp. 3-7 of this on cooperative learning and handling dysfunctional teams
Then post your thoughts as triggered by the reading. Your comment should reflect your engagement both with the reading assigned to you (above) and with your reading of chapter 24 from the Wongs' book. (How does your assigned reading relate to something[s] addressed by the Wongs? How does your assigned reading support the Wongs, contradict them, or expand on something suggested by them?)
For Your Reply to Someone Else's Comment
Choose a classmate who read something that you did not and respond to his/her posted comment, reacting to or expanding upon his/her ideas and explaining connects or realizations that occur to you as a result. Your response should reflect your engagement with your classmate's ideas. (However, you do not have to read what he/she did in order to react to his/her comment . . . unless you want to, that is.)
See the right sidebar of this blog for instructions on posting your comments and replies. Pay special attention to how to make your name appear with your comments. To reply in response to someone else's comment or question, please specify that person in whatever comment you post in response (e.g., "Harold, I wonder if the Wongs would agree with you when you write ___").
NOTE: The commenting feature will be disabled at 12:00 P.M., Monday, December 8; you will not be able to post a comment after that time. In order both to post your own comment and to reply to someone else's comment, you will need to tend to this assignment in advance of this deadline.