This week I spent some time exploring the wiki and seeing how it was set up, reading the Getting Started section and the Week 1 Orient section, posting my intro in the Yahoo! Group and joining the recommended online spaces. All the spaces seem to be interconnected somehow - I kept seeing some of the same material in various locations. Not sure yet which of the spaces I will be using actively and which I will let go... So far, the wiki seems the best place to serve as the session anchor point.
I also learned a little about ePortfolios, which our school uses for students. It seems a bit amorphous at this point, but I did check out: What are e-portfolios and what impact will they have on you? https://sas.elluminate.com So, now I have some idea of what the possibilities are. I also signed up to follow Vance's main blog
http://advanceducation.blogspot.com/ where he keeps his ePortfolio as a blog roll.
I feel oriented.