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e-Newsletter - Volume 2, Number 9
Start using the Class Forum 
by Bill Anderton

A fully-functional Class Forum is an important part of the Virtual Classroom. You will get the most out of this class if you read and post (!) to the forum often.

Click here to go to the Class Forum

Myself, I check the forums everyday!

The Class Forum provides a class-wide communications channel for all participants; faculty, guests and students. It provides a venue for discussion and on-going dialog outside of the limited scope of our live conference calls. The Class Forum is available 24x7 for the duration of the class.

Anyone with access to this class may read and/or post new topics for discussion or make comments on topics posted by others. If you have a question about any session or a question on a general topic, you can post it here. The back-and-forth responses from other students and faculty will create two-way interactive dialogs among all participants.

Use of the Class Forum makes the Virtual Classroom a "learning community." Also, participating in the forum is a key factor in establishing valued relationship among all of class. This is important in a far-flung class inherent in distance learning it helps break down distance barriers.

Postings certainly can be about questions or discussions on session topics. However, we DO NOT limit the scope of the discussion. Any topic can be discussed, even personal off-topic ones.

To get started, use the Class Forum to introduce yourself. Start a "new thread" and tell us something about yourself. Read the posting from your classmates and add your comments to their postings.

Come back to the forum later and read the comments that have been posted by your classmates. Add additional comments if you wish. Repeat as often as the conversation can be sustained.

This exercise will not only allow us all to learn a little bit about each other but we will also get used to posting into the Class Forum.

This is a "sermon preparation" class for Advent. Use the Class Forum to bounce ideas off your classmates, exchange ideas and test new approaches before you plan your sermons. Our type of online learning is highly interactive and is rich in peer-to-peer learning and dialogs; take advantage of it!


Please tell your colleagues about this course! It is not too late for your friends to join the class.

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Christian College and TransformingTheChurch.org have endeavored to make this course as RELEVANT and as ACCESSIBLE to as many Pastors as possible. Our pricing is set in order to ensure that even those on a “lean” professional development or educational budget can participate. This is not only fresh, new content for Advent preparation, but affords several hours of direct interaction with the instructor. We believe that the VALUE is unsurpassed, and we offer this course to the Church and Her Servants with hopes that you can participate.