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    • Week 1: What’s Expected of an Online Student STANBRIDGE COLLEGE ORIENTATION TO ONLINE LEARNING
    • Prerequisites In order to begin any online course, students must meet certain prerequisites:  Dedicated, distraction-free study space  Computer with sufficient resources  Software (Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash)  Internet Access
    • Computer and Internet Requirements Student must have access to a computer with the required hardware and software requirements  Windows XP, 7 or Vista  Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)+ The online student must have access to the Internet  Internet Explorer Version 8.0+  Safari 5.0+  Google Chrome 13.0+  Firefox 5.0+ Viewing compatibility requirements  Latest version of Adobe Reader, Flash Player must be installed.
    • Software Microsoft Word is required.  Students will be asked to do assignments using Word. Microsoft PowerPoint is required.  Students may be asked to do PowerPoint slides.
    • Personal Study Space The student must have a relatively quiet, dedicated study space.  Space should be distraction-free. Online access should also be available in this dedicated study space.
    • Responsibilities of Student The student should have the textbook prior to the start of course. Student should print out syllabus at start of course.  Know the due dates of assignments, exams, and forum postings.  Know the course outcomes  Know how many forum postings per week  Know the key topics of the course
    • Time Requirements of Course Students are responsible for committing to the time requirements of each course.  A 4 unit course will require 10 -12 hours per week.  A 5 unit course will require 12-13 hours per week.
    • Check Email and Website Online students should check the course website and email at least once every 48 hours.  Once per day is preferred (if possible). Check course announcements, Discussion Forum postings
    • Discussion Forums and Attendance Student attendance is based on Discussion Forum postings each week.  A minimum of 2-6 postings per week is required (based on course)  Postings must consist of answers to questions and response to posting of another student.  Postings must demonstrate critical thinking and substance.  Postings cannot be mere social chatter or acknowledgements.
    • Attendance Week An attendance week is defined from Sunday, 12:01 AM to Monday, 11:59 PM. Students who do not make the minimum number of postings are considered absent and will be contacted by either the instructor or Director of Online Learning. No postings over 14 consecutive days may result in reprimand from the Dean of Instruction and possible dismissal from the program.
    • Weekly Reading Students are required to read materials every week.  Read assigned pages from text or articles.  Read Instructor Guidance notes on the website.  Watch the Powerpoints and Videos (if any) on the website.
    • Weekly Assignments Students are required to complete a weekly assignment.  Assignments may be problem-solving (such as mathematics), essay, short-answer, or research-oriented papers (as found in graduate courses).
    • Quizzes Students are required to complete a weekly quiz. The quizzes (if required by the instructor) are usually multiple-choice, true-false, or fill in the blank.
    • Term Paper A term paper may be required by some instructors. The student is responsible for writing his or her own term paper, usually in the manuscript format established by the APA (American Psychological Association).
    • Student Should Know Who to Contact for Help Students must know who to contact for help.  Technical Problems with Edverum: edverum- support@stanbridge.edu  Contact Instructor for questions or problems on material  Contact Director of Online Learning if tutoring required  Dr. Jon Inouye: jinouye@stanbridge.edu X5258  Contact Librarian for help on writing, APA, references  Scott Johnson: sjohnson@stanbridge.edu X5123  Director of Education for attendance problems:  John Walker: jwalker@stanbridge.edu X5124  Student Services for attendance problems:  Cynthia Griffin: cgriffin@stanbridge.edu X5158
    • Summary of Student Responsibilities What is expected from an online student:  Access to the Internet in distraction-free space  Meets hardware/software requirements  Can spend 10-12 hours per week on the course  Check email, course site every 48 hours.  Fulfill weekly reading requirements  Make weekly Discussion Forum postings  Complete weekly assignments  Complete weekly quizzes  Complete term paper (if required)  Know who to contact if there are study problems.
    • What Can a Student Expect from an Instructor? An instructor must respond to student queries (from email or discussion forums) within 48 hours. An instructor must grade and provide adequate feedback on an assignment within 5 days of the submission date. An instructor must be available for two hours per week for office hours. In general: Instructor should be accessible to students and respond to assignments in a timely manner.
    • What Can a Student Expect from an Instructor? (cont’d) An instructor is not required to serve as private tutor when student requires extra help.  Students falling behind should contact the Director of Online Learning for a private tutor.  An instructor may serve as an individual tutor on a voluntarily basis only.