HELLO AND WELCOME TO INTRODUCTION TO LAW FOR PARALEGALS PARA-151
This is the first step into cyberspace for many of us an should prove to
be an exciting adventure for all of us. Our "virtual classroom"
will differ in many ways from the live face-to-face classroom in which we are
accustomed to learning. There will be no lectures here. There will
be no teacher here. I will be here serving as your guide, helping to
facilitate the process, and providing activities that promote your better
understanding of the material, You must teach yourself with the help of
your fellow students.
Because you teach yourself with the help of the other students enrolled in this class, it is important that you connect with your classmates and interact with them often. This interaction can happen by way of email or if we decide to conduct chat rooms we can meet there. I have conducted chat rooms in the past but only a few students took advantage of this opportunity. We will discuss this as we get into the semester. There is nothing to prevent several students on their own from setting up a chat room. If you want to be able to chat with each other at a time when I am not present, let me know and I will show you how to do this. The real key is to let other know when you will be in the chat room so they can arrange to join you there.
Your success in this course is directly related to how much time you are willing to invest in doing the course work and establishing relationships. You will find your classmates to be important resources from whom you can learn and who, in turn, will rely on your help so they can learn
If you get lost, or find yourself falling behind you should contact me either by email (I will check my email daily unless I am out of town email@example.com), or call me at 301-322-0677.
Once you login to the introductory course you will find useful materials
in several locations. Under COURSE DOCUMENTS
you will find diagrams taken from the test and you
will find a complete outline of each chapter. Feel free to print out any
of these items if they will help you in your studies. Under ASSIGNMENT
you will find a Power Point outline that is a little more graphic and intended
to introduce you to the weeks materials. You will also find under ASSIGNMENT
the weekly assignments and a quiz designed to help you learn the
materials. Questions from these quiz will
make up a major portion of the mid-term exam and the final exam. Going to COMMUNICATIONS
you will find where to send email, where to post
assignments on the discussion board, and the Virtual Classroom to enter a chat
After you register for your online course,
your next step should be to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on the list of credit courses. Send me a brief message that states that you are enrolled in the class. Be sure to
specify the course number and title (PARA 151 INTRODUCTION TO LAW FOR
PARALEGALS or PARA 160 CIVIL LITIGATION). I will then email you specific information
about the course.
Well assuming that it's time to begin the semester, you can now begin your course. Login to Blackboard and open up the course. Read the announcement and then click on the Assignment Button. Go to assignment one and see if you can't complete this first assignment. Remember this assignment is only to orientate us to the program and the actual work begins next with assignment 2 Chapter one. When you e-mail the other students make sure you e-mail me a copy so you get credit for your work.
There is no reason education cannot be enjoyable lets all work hard to keep this semester FUN