This course emphasizes student participation through group discussions. It is expected that students will read the assigned chapters per the weekly requirements.
During Week 3, 6, and 8 in the course, you will be required to participate in active discussions with your group. Your participation grade will be based on this work. You will have from the beginning of the week until the end of the week to participate. The goal is to have an active dialogue among course participants. Each discussion question will have a topic/article posted to guide your discussion.
During Week 3 and Week 6 of the course, there will be two online WEBEX sessions (similar to Skype) where the instructor will be available for two hours to check in on students' progress in the course, answer questions about Assignment #1, and provide general guidance. Attendance is mandatory, but it is recognized that it may be difficult to arrange a time that works for all students.
The WEBEX session times will be set up by the instructor after surveying the class to see which date and time works the best for the majority of the class. A recording of the discussion will be posted after the session for the students that were unavailable to attend.
During Week 4 and Week 8 of the course, you will be required to submit a mandatory peer review through the surveys tool in A2L to indicate the participation of group members in the group discussions. Students with low ratings will have their participation grades adjusted to reflect their lack of contribution.