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DE 101 Syllabus (2010)

DE 101 Syllabus (2010)

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This is the syllabus for DE 101 (Distance Education 101) - a course that helps students learn to learn online.
This is the syllabus for DE 101 (Distance Education 101) - a course that helps students learn to learn online.

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Distance Education 101 Syllabus & Unit Schedule
Seminar Term: Spring
, 2010
Your Facilitators
Barry Tucker
Office Hours:
TBABarry Tucker is an academic adviser at College of the Redwoodsserving online students and veterans.
Geoff Cain
Email:geoff-cain@redwoods.eduOffice Hours:
TBAGeoff Cain is the director of instructional design and training.
Seminar Description
This seminar prepares students to take online classes. Students will be introduced to keyconcepts in online learning and what makes a successful online learner. Students will learn to useonline communication tools such as email, the learning management system Moodle, and GoogleApps. Students will learn how to learn collaboratively and how to manage information online.All the assignments are in the Unit Schedule located at the bottom of this document and in the"Course Tools" menu under "Unit Schedule" in our seminar.
This seminar may have multiple “facilitators” (like a teacher but more of a coach or guide). Their contact information will be included in this syllabus. It is best to contact them by email. You canexpect an answer from them within 24 hours during the Mon. – Thurs. business week and possibly a little longer over the weekend.
Using the learning management system
All of the seminar materials (syllabus, seminar schedule, announcements, assignments, exams,grades, etc.) are available in MyCR. You will find a “quick start” guide to Moodle here.
“Meeting” Times
There are no structured meeting times. In order to succeed in this seminar, you must check in viaMyCR at least three times a week, participate in discussion forums, complete the assignments,and take all required exams.
All communications will be done using electronic methods. You will use your Gmail (this isHSU student email) email address which you need to use for all correspondence with methroughout the semester. You can get some answers to frequently asked questions about email atXXXX The seminar goes for 4 weeks; a week starts on Monday and finishes on Sunday at midnight.There is required participation via weekly discussion topics. In order to receive participationcredit, students must post answers to the week's discussion topic by Thursday at midnight andrespond to classmates postings by Saturday midnight. For assignments and exams, the week starts on Monday and finishes Sunday at midnight.
Unit Modules
In this seminar, you will learn how to be a successful online student by learning about some of the skills and practices of online students and by learning how to use the tools in MyCR andother tools on the net. You will learn this through the activities in each unit. Every unit consistsof:1.
a description of what you will learn2.
these are brief tutorials to help you use the tools3.
a brief activity to practice what you have learned4.
these are basically checklists of what you were to have learned and they are your way of letting us know where you need help5.
this is a place to share what you have learned with others and learn fromother students
Seminar Goals
Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:1.understand what it takes to be a successful online student2.gain experience in using the online tools at College of the Redwoods3.work effectivly online in groups4.work collaboratively online
Seminar Policies
This seminar is officially ungraded. For the purposes of your own personal success in onlinelearning, you need to complete at a minimum the first three modules to pass. We will beinformally grading on a point system to help you learn how grading works in MyCR and to allowyou and your facilitators to keep track of your progress.
All assignments must be submitted electronically as directed. All required elements must be present on an assignment for it to be considered complete.
Each Unit has an exam but it is more like an inventory or survey that tells your facilitators howyou are doing in the class: the tests tell them what you are doing well and where you may needsome assistance.
Participation is especially important in this seminar as we may be using any combination of using discussion forums, chatrooms, or virtual classrooms.
File Formats
When uploading papers to assignments in MyCR, you will want to save your papers as .doc or .rtf format.Your file names should include the name of your class and your last name (example: “DE101-Cain”). Avoid any punctuation or symbols other than dashes or underscores and do not includeany spaces.
You are
to access, monitor, and use your MyCR email account. Important notices fromthe college and the Distance Learning dept. are sent to the students via your MyCR email

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