Dr. Tamela Heath Hawley

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Spring 2005

Dear Education 205 Online Student,

Welcome to Education 205, Assessment of Students.  I hope you  find this course interesting and use this as an opportunity to acquire another skill for your successful teaching career.  Because of the nature of this course, it is important that you pace yourself and remember the rules of engagement--all views are important and valued, including yours and including those of your peers.  

Read this letter carefully.

This course runs from January 21 until May 13, 2005.

Orientation is scheduled the evening of January 21st.  The Orientation to Online Learning begins at 5:00 and ends at 6:15 and will be held in Rennie Forum in the Largo Student Center.  EDU 205 will not have an orientation.  The only other time you may need to come to campus is to purchase your textbook.  You may find it useful to plan on purchasing your textbook on the evening of orientation.  If  you have any questions or  problems, please feel free to call me (301-322-0723) or send me an email at thawley@pgcc.edu.   My webpage is http://academic.pg.cc.md.us/~thawley/.

Course Materials

You will be able to access course materials after 6 p.m.  January 21, 2005.
The URL for this course is:  http://pgcconline.blackboard.com
You will need a Username and Password to "Log In."

Your first initial and your last name, all in lower case letters.
For example, if your name were Jane Lawrence, your user name would be:     jlawrence

Password:   Your Social Security number (no spaces and no hyphens)

For example, if your social security number is 123-45-6789, then your initial
password is 123456789

You can change your password after you logon. Click on "Personal Information" in the Tools frame and then click on "Change Password."

Blackboard 5.5

Our web course management system will be Blackboard 5.5. Although you cannot access the course materials site until August 24th, you can access information about Blackboard 5.5 and take a self-guided, self-paced tour:

1. Go to: http://www.blackboard.com

bulletFrom there, click on "Introducing Blackboard 5.5"
2. Next click on "Demo" under Infrastructure Products.
3. Then read the Demo page and click on "Click here to begin"
    Be sure that your speakers are on.
   You will able to take a self-guided, self-paced tour of Blackboard 5.5

    E-Mail Policy

    Please use the following guidelines when sending e-mail to me.

      1.  In the subject area, enter EDU 205 and the subject of your email

       2. I will check my e-mail every business day (Monday through Friday). I will try to respond to emails within three business days.  If you do not hear from me during that timeline, then please email me again.

       Please send me an e-mail from the account that you will use for this course.  Send your e-mail to thawley@pgcc.edu  I will create an e-mail list for the class.

Have a great semester,

Dr. T. H. Hawley, Professor of Education
Prince George's Community College