Wednesday, 4:00 pm
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Reading Guides: There are Reading Guides for each chapter. This will assist you in preparation for the on-line chapter quizzes.
Chapter Quizzes: There will be an on-line quiz over each chapter. It is expected that students will use available resources for these quizzes. Work slowly and carefully on the on-line quizzes. Do not progress to the next question until you are sure you have saved the previous question. Unsaved questions are counted as wrong. The on-line quizzes will count 20% of the grade. Quizzes will close each week on Mondays at 11:55 pm. Please budget your time and work ahead to allow for emergencies because online quizzes may NOT be made up for any reason. See the course calendar for a schedule of readings and quizzes.
Exams: Students are required to come to campus for exams. These exams each count 20% of the course grade. Students may NOT use learning resources or study guides during these exams. Anyone arriving late for a test, will NOT be granted additional time to complete the test because collaborative testing will begin one hour after the beginning of the exam. Note: The average on the 4 on-campus exam scores must be 74% or above in order to pass the course.
Collaborative Testing: After each exam, students will collaboratively re-take the exam in groups. Any group scoring greater than 90% as a group will get 3 points added to each individual grade and any group scoring 80-89% will get 2 points added to each grade. Besides having the opportunity to raise your grade, you will also get experience in group process by reviewing the exam together and receive immediate feedback on the test questions. Collaborative testing will only be done at regularly scheduled test times (not for make-up exams).
Crossword Puzzles: There is a crossword puzzle for each chapter. These are optional, but highly recommended for drill in terminology and definitions. These terms will appear on quizzes and tests.
Medical Terminology: For each week medical prefixes and/or suffixes, and their meanings, will be posted under Course Content. Look for words using these prefixes and suffixes in your readings. You can expect test questions using this terminology.
Announcements: All instructor announcements regarding the course or exams will do done via Announcements, so you are expected to monitor them regularly.
Discussion Board / E-mail: Use of the Discussion Board is encouraged. If you need help finding answers on study guides ask your classmates to help you. Please do NOT use the Discussion Board for personal communications or discussions not related to this course. If you want to communicate with one class member please use the e-mail rather than the Discussion Board. Responses on the Discussion Board intended for one or only a few class members should use the “reply privately” option so everyone else doesn’t have to read these conversations. For example, if you request help in finding an answer, and you want to thank a classmate for a response, please “reply privately” so the whole class doesn’t have to open and read those non-substantive communications. The entire class will appreciate your consideration in this matter.
Questions about tests or grades should be directed to the instructor via Web CT e-mail. Some of your e-mails may be answered via Discussion Board if the answer would be of benefit to everyone. I prefer that you use the WebCT e-mail rather than the phone to contact me for three reasons: 1) I have a hearing impairment that makes telephone communication difficult; 2) with WebCT e-mail I have a record of all communications; and 3) I can retrieve and answer the e-mails from off campus if I am out of the office.
Technical issues such as passwords or access should be discussed with Crystal Boyle firstname.lastname@example.org. These issues should NOT be posted on the discussion board.
Netiquette - Please refer to a resource regarding online “netiquette.” Two that I recommend are at http://www.onlinenetiquette.com or http://www.albion.com/netiquette/book .
Missed quizzes: Online quizzes are scheduled on a regular basis to encourage you to pace yourself through the readings. Online quizzes will close each week on Mondays at 11:55 pm. Please budget your time and work ahead to allow for emergencies because online quizzes may NOT be made up for any reason. See the course calendar for a schedule of readings and quizzes.
Missed exam(s): Students are expected to take exams on the day they are scheduled. If you are seriously ill and cannot take the exam on the scheduled day, please notify course instructor before the scheduled exam to arrange an exam make-up. Make-up exams will be administered during the scheduled final exam day on Wednesday, December 8. Contact the instructor to make arrangements for make-up exams
Attendance Policy: This is a Web-based course. Students are expected to come to campus for orientation on the first scheduled class day, and for exams scheduled on :
Students will complete lessons on Web CT and take weekly on-line exams over each chapter. There is a week-by-week “schedule” recommended for keeping up with the assignments in preparation for scheduled on-campus exams.
For additional information, please review attendance policy in the Student Handbook and Activities Calendar.
Chapter Online Quizzes 20%
Exam 1 20%
Exam 2 20%
Exam 3 20%
Exam 4 20%
Note: The average on the 4 on-campus exam scores must be 74% or above in order to pass the course.
(Note: nursing students must achieve a grade of C or better in order to progress in the nursing program.)
1. Turn all cell phones and pagers OFF and leave in the back of the room.
2. Leave everything EXCEPT a #2 pencil, Student ID card, and scantron in the back of the room.
3. No food or drink allowed.
4. Complete the scantron sheet with M-number and LAST NAME ONLY.
5. Keep your test paper and answer sheet ON THE DESK and COVERED at all times. If I can see your answers, I will
assume you are sharing answers with others and will collect your test paper.
6. If you have a question about a test item, please write your question on the back of the scantron. These questions
will be reviewed before the test is graded.
7. When you are finished, you may turn in all materials in the back of the room and leave quietly.
8. Collaborative testing will begin promptly at 5:00 pm You will be assigned collaborative testing groups.
9. The purpose of collaborative testing is to learn negotiation and compromise skills and to get immediate
feedback on the test. Remember that each individual in the group gets the same bonus points, so be sure
everyone is included in the discussion.
10. Each group should choose a recorder who will record on the scantron the LAST NAMES of each group member
present (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER) and the answers.
11. You will have 20 minutes to complete the test. When time is called, you must submit your test paper and
12. I will post a note on the Discussion Board telling which groups get the bonus points (so remember your
13. I will NOT discuss the answers until the item analysis is completed.
14. See the Grade book on WebCT to get your exam grade. The grade posted in the WebCT grade book
INCLUDES the addition of the collaborative testing bonus points.