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Classroom Tips (Making the Most of Your Time Online)

Warm greetings to you all as we begin our journey! It is thrilling to see so many brave, talented women join us for the Application for the Voices of Our Future program. There are over 550 of you, from over 70 countries, all with unique contributions to our global community, PulseWire. I have already seen the site come to life with your energetic voices, eager to connect, learn and grow together. It is incredibly inspiring to be a part of this-- I hope you feel the same way.

For the next four weeks we will embark into new terrain, as we explore the Application Classroom. I would like to offer you a few pointers, so that you can make the most of your precious time online. Hopefully these tips will make the process of applying a little easier, giving you more time to devote to your writing, to the PulseWire community, and your daily work in the world of women's empowerment.

Printer Friendly Version
You may have already noticed this little piece of blue text at the top of the Application Classroom. But, did you know what it can do for you? If you click that text, you will be directed to a plain-text page that has all of the materials without all the graphics and formatting. If you have a slow internet connection, or have to pay money to access the Internet at a cafe, or just want to read the information quickly, you should try it out. You can also view a Printer Friendly Version of each Week's Materials and Assignment separately. To do this, select the Week you want to view on the Application Classroom. Then, click the blue text near the title of the page that says "Printer Friendly Version."

Try it out, and see if it works as a solution for you!

Online/Offline
With your weekly assignments you are asked to reflect on a lot of materials, experiences, and personal dreams, and to keep it under a short word limit! This process might take up a lot of your time, but, it does not all have to be done on the Internet. Especially if you are using a cafe to access the Internet, or have a busy schedule, you might want to try writing and editing your assignment offline, with pen and paper, or Microsoft Word for example. You can take that piece of non-rushed writing with you to your internet connected computer, and once you're online, copy the text to your PulseWire journal and give it the correct tag (2010 VOF Week 1).

Get creative! Do what you need to do to share your beautiful voice with the world, because the world is waiting to hear your story.

I look forward to reading your assignments! There are already a handful of you who have already posted for Week 1... congratulations! If anyone has questions about the curriculum, or about how to get around the Classroom, please post them as replies to this post and I'll do my best to reply quickly.

In Partnership,
Scott

Comments

Vasantha's picture

I will be a little slow

Dear friends,
Last friday something horrible happened.
My most dear friend for over 35 years lost her husband.
He was slso very close to us: to me, my husband and my dautghter.
It was abig shock.
Besides all business activities of him is in shamble, as he did not leave much information about his trqnsactions.
It will take some to get back to the pulseware group.
Hopy you all understand.
Regards,
Vasantha

Rachael Maddock-Hughes's picture

Dear Vasantha, I am very

Dear Vasantha,

I am very sorry to hear that. Sending you good thoughts and energy to get through this difficult time.

Kind regards,

Rachael

"In every human heart there are a few passions that last a lifetime. They're with us from the moment we're born, and nothing can dilute their intensity." Rob Brezny

nilima's picture

hi scott

i was wondering where to put my week 1 assignment? should i put under the VOF applicants group or put it to my journal and tag it as VOF week 1???

inspiredshell's picture

You post it in your journal,

You post it in your journal, and in the field that says "tags" type in "2010 VOF Week 1" before you submit your post. Hope that helps!

With much love & light,

Shell

http://CreativeIndeed.net

Rachael Maddock-Hughes's picture

Thanks for your

Thanks for your help!

Cheers,

Rachael

"In every human heart there are a few passions that last a lifetime. They're with us from the moment we're born, and nothing can dilute their intensity." Rob Brezny

nilima's picture

thank u so much my friend:)

thank u so much my friend:)

Rachael Maddock-Hughes's picture

Dear Nilima, Please post your

Dear Nilima,

Please post your assignment in your personal journal (in your profile), and make sure you tag it correctly! For this week, it should be "2010 VOF Week 1". Tagging it allows us to see all the assignments on one page. For example, if you tag it correctly, all the 2010 VOF Week 1 assignments will end up here. Then, for week 2, we will ask you to put the tag "2010 VOF Week 2", and that will create another separate page for us to view the assignments.

If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Kind regards,

Rachael

"In every human heart there are a few passions that last a lifetime. They're with us from the moment we're born, and nothing can dilute their intensity." Rob Brezny

nilima's picture

thank u

Dear Rachel ,

Thank you very much for clearing my confusions! i will be posting my assignment very soon before 21st. thank you.

Ann Gloria's picture

class assignment

hello Scott i missed my first class assignment would you please tell me the date it was posted so that i can have a look and do it before deadline ?

Rachael Maddock-Hughes's picture

Dear Ann, You can find all of

Dear Ann,

You can find all of the assignments in the Voices of Our Future Application Classroom. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the blue link that says "Voices of Our Future Application Week One". Then, on that page, you will see blue colored links to the learning materials and assignment.
We will release each week's materials on the dates below:
* Voices of Our Future Application, Week 1: Live on September 10
Assignment due: September 21
* Voices of Our Future Application, Week 2: Live on September 21
Assignment due: September 28
* Voices of Our Future Application, Week 3: Live on September 28
Assignment due: October 5
* Voices of Our Future Application, Week 4: Live on October 5
Assignment due: October 12

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Rachael

"In every human heart there are a few passions that last a lifetime. They're with us from the moment we're born, and nothing can dilute their intensity." Rob Brezny

Ann Gloria's picture

thanks Rachael

thanks Rachael have been able to follow the link and its so easy thanks for your help

Vasantha's picture

Thanks

Dear Rachel.
Thanks a lot. Your words were very comforting.
Let me hope to gear up soon.
Sincerely,
Vasantha

I am going to assume that I am becuase I can post this comment but I am not recieving any other people posts or any other information if it is going out to the groups, peoples comments etc and when I go to the group for 2010 im not on it .
Huumm, not sure because I did recieve a welcome. I am excited to be on this journey I just want to make sure im not missing anything and I want to read what other people are putting out there.

Please let me know.

Love DEE

In Bold Rebirth
DEE

mrbeckbeck's picture

I've just added you...

Hi DEE,

You weren't a part of the group! I've added you in, and you will now be able to receive the updates from the group. The first assignment is due on Tuesday night, so take a look at the classroom now (if you haven't already).

http://www.worldpulse.com/voices-of-our-future-application-classroom

Wishing you all the best! Thanks for being here with us.
Scott

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

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