To support your learning, we will use a discussion group with specific threads for discussion about each of the modules. While students are encouraged to assist each other in your learning via online discussion, all assessment is conducted individually. No student should provide details or assist others in any way in the completion of Level 1 and 2 activities. Behavioural Biometric analysis (including keystroke) may be used to determine if the pattern of online activity is atypical for individual students, with external students excluded from the course and enrolled students subject to academic dishonesty procedures. Level 2, 3 and 4 activities may be analysed by text matching services to ensure that the work has not been submitted previously, contain plagiarised material, or matches the profile of assignment writing services.
To support enrolled students more intensely, you will be assigned a tutor who will assist you in completing the course and assessment. You will meet weekly online with your tutor and a group of other students, and your tutor is your first point of contact to discuss your learning during the course. We will be using the Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing tool for these sessions.
Each week we will hold an online (synchronous or 'live') presentation using Google+ Hangouts on a course topic. Several selected students will form an online panel and with the lecturer and online guests, conducting a dialogue about the topic. Other students can contribute questions and comments to be answered during the session and it will be recorded and posted on YouTube for later review.
Video walkthrough on how to access your online tutorial group using Collaborate
During online presentations each week we will discuss various issues about the course and focus on particular modules during each session. These are not however content presentations and students are expected to have engaged with the available readings in preparation to contribute to the discussion each week either as a panel member or via questions to the panel. It is suggested that students not submit assessment for modules not yet discussed as points may be raised during online presentations that may assist in completing the assessment effectively for a module at all levels.
Week 3 Option for 4001EDN students to have a Portfolio of Learning Level 3 task item marked due 18 March 2013, 9am
Week 5 Feedback from optional Portfolio of Learning Level 3 task item
Week 7 4001EDN students Log of Learning Activities due 22 April 2013, 9am
Week 9 4001EDN students Portfolio of Learning due 6 May 2013, 9am
Week 13 Feedback on remaining Portfolio of Learning task items
Week 3 1251EDN students Portfolio of Learning (Item 1) due 18 March 2013, 9am
Week 4 1251EDN students Study Skills quiz due 22 March 2013, 5pm
Week 5 Feedback from Portfolio of Learning Level 3 task item
Week 10 1251EDN students Log of Learning Activities due 13 May 2013, 9am
Week 12 1251EDN students Portfolio of Learning (Items 2 and 3) due 17 May 2013, 9am
Week 15 Feedback on remaining Portfolio of Learning task items