There are two rooms for
you to hold discussions. We have set up a SYNCHRONOUS Chatroom and
an ASYNCHRONOUS BBS. These rooms are where you can meet with your
teacher and pupils to have them check your progress. It is also
where you can have discussion sessions with your fellow students.
You are also going to
be assigned to a 'Buddy' Group with students at Purdue University
in Indiana USA and Thames Valley University in London. The Purdue
students are studying Instructional Technology at the Post Graduate
level. Since they are not Designers you are expected to give them
feedback about their designs. They are expected to give you feedback
about the Teaching Methodology in your project. You would refer
to this feedback in Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 of your Report. Refer
to your APA Guide for instructions on how to reference personal
communication in an online forum (pages 277-279).
The Thames Valley students
are studying for an MSc. and are working on a similar project to
yours. They are more familiar with backend and you are expected
to help them with frontend decisions. They will give you feedback
on backend issues!
You are also strongly
encouraged to get your teacher involved in these discussions if
s/he so wishes. This is a great opportunity for you to make sure
that you are meeting your objectives both educationally as well
as from a design view.