Some people remain fairly quiet during a face-to-face classroom meeting whereas others contribute enthusiastically to classroom discussions regardless of the topic. There are many factors that may explain varying degrees of participation in classroom discussions such as cultural differences or shyness. We shall strive to take these individual differences into account, but it is important for you to be a regular contributor to the class discussions to the best of your abilities. Of course, the best contributor is an informed contributor. It will be important for you to keep up with the readings. There will also be a class listserv that you can use to ask questions and make comments about the course. The address for the class listserv is: edit6100spring02@listserv.uga.edu