Please join the forums each week. Replies must be posted in the week due and replies after the end of the each week will not be graded. The Forums are for student interaction and input should be submitted before the weekend in order to fully participate in the discussions. Students should demonstrate their own knowledge in the forums and avoid copying and pasting from websites.
- Post the initial response to each forum by 11:55pm, ET, Wednesday.
- Initial responses should be no less than 200 words.
- Initial responses are to be original in content and demonstrate a thorough analysis of the topic.
- Reply to at least 2 of your classmates in each forum by 11:55pm, ET, Sunday.
- Replies to classmates should be no less than 100 words.
- Responses to classmates are significant to advance the forum.
- All forums can be accessed in the Forums section of the course.
- Forum rubric is included in the forum section of the course
- Additional guidelines for week one forum introduction are included in the forum tab within the course
- More in-depth specific instructions for each forum can be found in the forum tab within the course.
- Late Forum posts receive a 10% per day late penalty. If your 2 peer responses are posted after the week is ended (after Day 7, Sunday) they receive a zero, in that the discussion is over and you cannot receive credit for participation in a discussion with others after the discussion week has closed.
Students will be responsible for providing a peer response posting for at least two (2) of their peers’ postings, unless there are less than 3 students in the course, where only one (1) peer posting will be required. Your peer postings should challenge or expound upon at least one of the points made by your peer, and “I agree” does not constitute as an adequate response. As graduate students, you will be expected to provide comprehensive, relevant and well supported points in your assignments.
We all bring something unique to the classroom, from our understanding, our experiences, and our value systems. We honor and respect each person’s diverse beliefs to help us see beyond the classroom to be the most effective individuals we can be. Therefore, we should all be respectful of others while expressing our viewpoints and opinions. Proper netiquette behavior is expected. Any inflammatory, demeaning or disrespectful language in a posting will be immediately removed from the discussion space.
Your introduction forum during Week 1 is worth 10 points. Other forum assignments (Weeks 1-8) will be worth 100 points each. You can earn between one (1) and thirty (100) points per forum assignment depending on your efforts (see forum rubric), for a possible grand total of 810 points and 25% of your total grade for the class.
End of Chapter Assignments: Students will have six (6) end of chapter assignments (two questions per assignment) that must be completed and uploaded as directed. Each response must be at least 100 words per question for a total of 200 words for each assignment. You can earn between one (1) and thirty (100) points per assignment depending on your efforts (see assignment rubric), for a possible grand total of 600 points and 35% of your total grade for the class.
- More in-depth specific instructions for each assignment can be found in the Assignment tab within the course.
- Assignments submitted late without advance notice will receive a 5% per day late penalty and will not be accepted for grading five (5) days past the due date.
Midterm Exam: Please answer all of the questions using your best judgment first then go back and go over questions that you were unsure of. Choose the BEST answer of the choices given. You should plan 1 hour to complete the exam. The exam is made of 20 multiple choice questions (5 points per question). Do not open the exam link until you are ready to actually start the exam. Make sure the room is conducive to exam taking. In other words, make sure the children are in bed, the room is quiet, pets are secured, etc. This midterm exam is 20% of your total grade.
Final Exam: Please answer all of the questions using your best judgment first then go back and go over questions that you were unsure of. Choose the BEST answer of the choices given. You should plan 1 hour to complete the exam. The exam is made of 20 multiple choice questions (5 points per question). Do not open the exam link until you are ready to actually start the exam. Make sure the room is conducive to exam taking. In other words, make sure the children are in bed, the room is quiet, pets are secured, etc. This final exam is 20% of your total grade.
Refer to the Student Handbook for policies relevant to academic honesty and other procedures and policies related to this course. Refer to Online Resource Center for any research assistance.
*Course rubrics may be found in the Resources tab for this course.*