Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
A variety of strategies will be utilized to validate student learning. Students must participate in all strategies to receive a passing grade for the course. A brief description of the strategy will follow the assessment summary. Repeat enrollment strategies will not be duplicates of those presented for the initial enrollment.
Unit Examinations (30%)
Each unit of study has a timed 25 question examination (30 minutes). Students will complete each examination on-line, submit the exam, then the student will receive immediate feedback. Please remember that you can always check your graded exams on-line. All Unit Exams MUST be submitted by the published due dates (see the course calendar). No late submissions.
Discussion Board Participation(15%
There is a discussion topic for each unit. Students must post one (1) original post in response to EACH unit discussion question. Each student will be responsible for replying to questions/comments made to his/her original post. Students must also respond to at least two (2) postings from other students for each unit. Students must post responses by the deadlines to receive credit. Spelling, grammar, and substance really do count. Try not to veer off subject, and be respectful and considerate of your fellow student's submissions.
All posts must be meaningful to receive credit. What is a meaningful response? A meaningful response is one that contributes to or, in some way, sheds new light on the discussion. “I agree with the others” would be an example of a meaningless response.
The forums are designed to encourage interaction between course students. Have fun with this activity but take it seriously because it does contribute to your course grade. Remember that your original posting will account for a significant portion (50%) of the course discussion grade for each Unit Discussion and it must be posted before you can participate in the topic discussion. The remainder of the discussion grade will be based upon three (3) things: replying to any questions/comments from classmates regarding your post, responding to original posts of your classmates, and mechanics (grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc.). All Unit Discussions MUST be submitted by the the published due date (see the course calendar). No late submissions.
Comprehensive Final (35%)
The final examination is an online, "closed book", proctored, comprehensive examination of multiple-choice format based upon the unit objectives. The final exam is a timed, 120-minute test. Please schedule the time for the final with the proctor service. All students are REQUIRED to have a webcam & microphone for the Final Exam. SEE THE PROCTOR INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. The reading assignments, unit objectives, study guides, and examinations can be utilized to review for the final.
Students must complete the final (and all course work) by the dates published in the course calendar. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS. If there are any problems during the exam, the proctor should call the course instructor (Toll Free 866-575-4305, Direct 940-397-4338) If the instructor is not available, contact MSU Technical Support through MSU Desire2Learn, and send an email to the instructor explaining what happened. The exam may have to be rescheduled.
Paper submissions will adhere to the APA Publication Manual & must be in a Word-compatible format.
Late submissions will be penalized 10%.
As an online course, there are no mandatory meeting times (real or virtual). Students are encouraged to log in to the course at least once a week. There will be a voluntary on-campus. See the course calendar for more details.
Unresolved issues related to this course should be first addressed between the student and the course instructor. If there is no resolution, students must follow this sequence:
Please be aware of all deadlines. Check the course calendar or checklist for dates and times when all assignments and requirements for this course are due.