To be successful in this course, you need to KNOW:
Norms of Collaboration
The seven norms of collaboration will allow you to function safely and thoughtfully within the digital spaces created for this course. Return and review these norms should any issues or conflict arise. The norms include
- promoting a culture of inquiry
- stopping to think, turn to wonder
- listen, reread and paraphrase to understand
- ask questions to seek clarification
- put your thoughts and ideas out there
- pay attention to the tone, reactions, word choices and feelings of others (emojiis count!)
- believe that others' ultimately have positive intentions, turn to wonder if issues or misunderstandings occur.
Common Ground in this Community of Learners
What is a community?
A community is a group of individuals who work together in support of a common goal or interest. We are working together to support the successful achievement of our learning outcomes. You will learn from each other in this class through a process of exploration, sharing, and reflecting.
As a community member, you agree to:
Know the Rules of Netiquette
It will be important for you to know and follow these basic rules of 'netiquette'. These rules will be the abiding code of conduct for this course and a component of the common ground in our digital spaces.
Understand the Seven Degrees of Connectedness
Know that support is available
Support for your learning needs is available. For accessibility concerns, you can access the Student Accessibility Services. Staff will collaborate and coordinate with you to ensure that this course meets your accessibility needs. Assistive technology is also available. Access these resources through the Student Accessibility Services. This is only a phone call or email away.
Support for your mental health is available and only a phone call away. If you are a student seeking support, simple call 1-866-925-5454 or dial 2-1-1 to access GOOD TO TALK's professional counsellors or information and referral specialists at any time of the day or night. Good to Talk serves students at Ontario's publicly funded colleges and universities. This is a FREE, confidential and anonymous helpline and is available to support for a wide range of issues - loneliness, anxiety, burnout, pressure, drugs, stress, depression, debt, breakups, alcohol, friendships, etc.