From: Lloyd Rieber <>
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2012 16:55:05 -0500
Subject: EDIT 6900E - Spring 2013: Notes in preparation for our first class on January 9

Hi all,

I see that you all have registered for EDIT 6900E in the spring, so I thought I would go ahead and give you important information about the course now. The course meets each Wednesday in the Spring semester from 4:40-7:40 pm (the course call # is 73-077). It is an "any place" distance learning course, but not an "anytime" course. We will actually meet online at 5:00 each Wednesday in a "virtual" classroom. However, we will only plan on spending between 60-90 minutes online each week. The purpose of the live class is to support and enhance everyone's learning from the asynchronous learning materials.

Probably the most important thing to do now is to get the textbook as soon as possible:

Leedy, P. D., & Ormrod, J. E. (2012). Practical research: Planning and design (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

However, the 9th edition (published in 2009) is also acceptable (and it’ll probably be cheaper).

You need to purchase this book yourself online using, or a similar online bookseller. (I did not order this through the UGA Gwinnett Campus Bookstore.)

I want to make sure people understand a little about this course right off so as to avoid any unnecessary confusion or frustration. Please go to the course's home page and read the note to prospective students about getting ready for this course:

We’ll be using the Horizon Wimba Virtual Classroom in this course, so be sure to run the "Setup Wizard" to make sure that your computer is compatible with the Horizon Wimba virtual classroom. Directions on how to do this is contained in the notes.

I STRONGLY recommend that all participants come to campus for the first class on January 9. We will meet at 5:30 pm at the UGA Gwinnett Campus, Room 118 -- (parking is free). (Please note that this is a little later than the scheduled time in order to give everyone a little extra time to drive to class. I will demonstrate the technology that we will be using in the course and provide a good thorough orientation to the course. If you are already an experienced Horizon Wimba user, or if traveling to Gwinnett on January 9 is unusually difficult for you, you are still expected to attend via the Horizon Wimba virtual classroom.)

I will demonstrate the technology that we will be using in the course and provide a good thorough orientation to the course.

Let me know if you have any questions after your review my "notes" above. I have added your name to a class email distribution list -- I will send everyone an email around January 2 with up-to-date information, including log-in information for the course web site.

Happy Holidays!