Fall 2013: Ready to go...!

School does not start officially until Monday, August 19, but if you would like to start this online class early, it is ready to go! All the first week assignments are available now if you want to get a head start. Even though there are no class meetings for this online course, you do have assignments that are DUE already next week on August 20 - so if you can complete those assignments before the deadline, that will give you one less thing to worry about when your regular classroom-based classes get started next week.

All the information you need about the Week 1 assignments can be found at the course website, and you can also find these course website links inside the course webspace at Desire2Learn:
Just click on the Week 1 Orientation link at your course website, and you'll find what you need to get started. Those of you who are back again this semester for a second class will want to check out this page of notes for returning students. In addition to the first week assignments for both classes, the assignments for the rest of the semester are basically ready to go as well. So, if you want, you really can get a big head start on the semester!

As always, there are LOTS of little things I have to adjust at the beginning of each new semester, and I am very grateful for the folks who start early and help make sure everything really is ready to go. So, if you have questions or suggestions, don't hesitate to contact me at laura-gibbs@ou.edu.

At the Ning, I've been noticing that there are some world travelers in the class this semester. Here's the list of countries people have visited: China, France, Germany, Italy, Macau, Mexico, Peru, Switzerland, U.S.A. If you visited a foreign country (or several countries) this summer, add your country to the list at the Ning! Meanwhile, here is a full-size view of the map which also allows you to zoom in for details: Summer Travel 2013.