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Communicating/Participating on the Site

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Much of this course experience hinges on your participation and communication on this site. A few suggestions to help you along the way.

Create a gravatar Anytime you leave a comment on this site (and many others out there), you will identify yourself by inserting an email address into the comment form. If you create an image associated with yuor image at, this becomes your icon where ever you comment using that email address, e.g. on this post


Both the images for Nancy and Laura are generated from the gravatar site. The picture can be your face, but it can also be an icon, or even a dog. You will find as you use other social media sites, you most likely will add a profile image, so it helps to have the same image available on your computer.

Commenting, Commenting, Commenting Your class participation includes your giving feedback and constructive comments on the posts of others in the class. You will find a comment form at the bottom of every post. The most active and recent discussions are tracked on the Conversations page.

If there is a particular discussion you want to track, look for the check box at the bottom of the post to Notify me of follow-up comments by email. If you every wish to turn off notifications, there should be a long at the bottom of any of the notification emails.

Ask and Answer Questions The Q$A page uses the comment field for people to both ask and answer each other’s questions, so a way to help each other out is to offer suggestions to each other here.

If you have a very specific question for a faculty or a technical question, then use our contact form.

New Open Innovators (IDE) Facebook Group Join the ongoing community discussions in the IDE group in Facebook

  • Nancy White { Ah, you figured it out! It was one giant simulation and game! (Actually, I think it would be fun to apply game principles to this... } – Dec 18, 5:43 AM
  • Nancy White { I'm nodding in total agreement with Marcelo. Our own fears can be the biggest barrier, but it was wonderful to see all of you stepping... } – Dec 18, 5:42 AM
  • Nancy White { Hi Anna I like how you traced your learnings... excellent. One question -- what advice do you have for next years Project Community students??? Thanks... } – Dec 18, 5:41 AM
  • Nancy White { I LOVED this line: "I believe that what we are looking for today in design or the creative process is to accept people’s own ability... } – Dec 18, 5:39 AM
  • Nancy White { I had to smile when you wrote "produce something better than we did." If you could do it over again, what would you do differently?... } – Dec 18, 5:31 AM
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