By week four, most groups of participants have built up around 600 messages. Their messages are all available to them to view, which serves as a record of their achievements and visibly shows them their progress in developing skills – over three short weeks! It seems to be a waste if this superb record is not put to use. This week is about self-assessment and developing plans to follow after the course has ended.
The design of each e-tivity encourages two postings per participant, with 25 e-tivities this would suggest that the nine participants on this course could be expected to post (9 × 2 × 25) messages = 450. With encouragement and feedback from the e-convenor some 607 (720 – 113) messages were posted, approximately 30 per cent more than the original estimate.