Using Wikispaces to prepare for the courseware
I was teaching a LINC 3 class while I was using the courseware. Because most of the students were not tech-savvy, I first introduced them my wiki in computer lab in order to get them use to a process of getting to a certain site. Once they got familiarized with it, I introduced them the courseware site. Getting onto this site was more challenging as they had to log in/off and get to know how to navigate the site (as opposed to the wiki - easy-to-use environment – site). In order to eliminate their confusion with a few passwords they already had (for computer log in, Moodle, e-mail, etc.), I printed off and gave everyone a paper with edulinc log in site including their usernames and passwords so they do not mix up their usernames and passwords with other log in information for different sites. It made the process of getting to the site a lot easier. I also added a link to my wiki on the main page of the courseware so that my students can benefit from both sites.