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Faq for online classes

  1. 1. *Frequently Asked Questions HCD 330 – Life & Career Planning Camille D. Snow Folsom Lake College 1
  2. 2. • Self-motivated and self-starters • Have good organizational skills • Have good time-management skills • Are familiar with computers and the Internet • Are resourceful and actively seek answers and solutions to questions and problems. 2
  3. 3. • Identify yourself by name in each email or postings. • Be supportive and constructive in your comments to each other. • Everyone will benefit from a positive online learning environment. • Read information on Online Etiquette (use the back button to come back and finish the presentation). 3
  4. 4. • Course objectives • Course expectations • Assignments  How to submit assignments  How to label files • How to address your e-mails to the instructor • Grading Policies • Other course issues 4
  5. 5. You must not: • Take others’ thoughts or words without appropriate acknowledgment. • Submit work that has been written or revised in part or in whole by another person. • Submit work that you have submitted for another class. It is a violation of college policy to plagiarize or to recycle work. 5
  6. 6. • Most online classes are NOT self-paced. • Usually homework, other activities, and online class participation must be completed by deadline. • Many Instructors set the deadline for midnight on Saturday to assist those who work Monday-Friday. • Use a calendar for deadlines. • Set aside time each week to login. Answer: NO 6
  7. 7. Answer: That it is up to you. • You should plan to spend at least the same amount of time you would spend on a face-to-face class. • For a one unit class - you'll spend a minimum of one hour a week looking at some of the class resources, checking on assignments, contributing to discussions, and posting homework. • You’ll probably spend another 3 hours on reading, practice activities and homework.  7
  8. 8. Answer: Usually not • You will have deadlines by which to submit your homework, but WHEN you complete that work is usually up to you. • Your instructor MAY require chat sessions or other real time activities. • It’s important NOT to leave it to the last minute to do your work or to submit it. • If you have trouble connecting to your ISP or the course website, then your assignments will be late. 8
  9. 9. • Other than the orientation meeting, most online courses don't really "meet" in a physical face to face sense. • We'll interact regularly through the Internet. • We'll be using some software called Desire2Learn and using the Los Rios eLearning web server.   • Course materials are available on the course web pages, the bulletin boards, announcements and email. Answer: Online, not in a classroom. 9
  10. 10. Answer: In many ways. • We'll communicate with each other using web-based bulletin boards, chat rooms and email. • The instructor is available to you through email, voicemail and virtual office hours. • On-campus office hours are also available by appointment. • These same tools will be used for student-to-student communication also. 10
  11. 11. Answer: No • Some students think an online class is even more demanding than a face-to- face class. • You have to stay motivated and stay on top of your work for the class. • The workload in an online class is usually identical to an on-site class on the same topic. 11
  12. 12. Answer: No • Access to a computer at home makes it easier, but you do NOT have to own a computer for an online class. • Students can access computers on the campus in several locations (the Learning Resource Center, and the Business Computer lab, for example) or at other district colleges. • Some students complete online classes from work (with permission from their employer, of course).  12
  13. 13. Answer: • Know how to use a web browser. • Know how to use an email program. • Know how to make and organize bookmarks in your browser software. • Some familiarity with web-based interactions bulletin boards, chat and mailing lists will also be useful. • Some familiarity with word processing. • Experience in successful Internet searches using a variety of search engines. 13
  14. 14. Answer: • As in a regular face-to-face class, your instructor expects that you will adhere to standards of: Courtesy Professionalism Academic honesty • Participate with appropriate consideration for each other and for the instructor. • Your emails and web postings should: On the topic at hand Be appropriate Should reflect a professional demeanor 14
  15. 15. • Another section of the orientation will demonstrate some of the online tools that we’ll use for the course. • You can read the written instructions or watch the video demonstrations. • Online links • Try our FREE sample class  http://d2lresources.losrios.edu/free_sample_class.htm • Overview of Desire2Learn at Los Rios eLearning  http://d2lresources.losrios.edu/index.htm • Login to Desire2Learn at Los Rios eLearning  https://d2l.losrios.edu/ 15