new context

The first time the entire class logged on was a mess. While the conversation was lacking in focus, wandered from topic to topic, and generally not concerned with writing, it was am important moment in which all the students were defamiliarized from the classroom and together started to build new practices in the MOO. By the second meeting, students were reminding each other of the "no talking" rules, enforcing the new communication medium as the classroom norm, and working to accommodate a classmate who had originally been inscribed as an outsider.

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