Online Learning Expectations
This document is part of the syllabus for any distance learning, hybrid, or flex course that I teach. It outlines basic expectations for online learning. The policies here supplement those found in the Coastal Carolina University Distance Learning Policy, which is incorporated by reference.
Basic Technical Skills
To be successful in an online learning environment, you need to be able to do the following things by the time the course starts:
- Be able to send an email with an attachment.
- Be able to upload a file in Moodle.
- Be able to view multimedia files using a Web browser such as Firefox or Chrome.
- Be able to install and run basic software applications.
- Be able to read and follow written documentation.
Activities and Assessments
I use a variety of instructional activities and assessments, depending upon the course material. These may include:
- Video lectures and presentations (typically in the form of a narrated screencast)
- Hands-on exercises
- Conceptual exercises
- Group discussion (typically using a Moodle forum)
- Interactive lessons
- Group projects
- Optional synchronous class meetings (varies by course and demand)
Each activity that has a DUE DATE will have that information included in the activity title. For all other activities, the DUE date will be the Hard Deadline date and time specified at the top of the course syllabus.
As a student in this course, you are expected to:
- Participate in the course regularly.
- Do your work.
- Turn in your work by the due date.
- Be academically honest.
- Have fun and develop passion for what you do.
You can expect the following from me:
- Fair grading, following the standards given in each exercise.
- Feedback provided within a reasonable period of time.
- Availability for extra help and tutoring.
Accessing the Course
To access the course, log into Moodle by the first day of class. Select the course from the menu showing all your courses, and look for the Start Here section to get started.