This course requires a properly maintained computer with internet access and an up-to-date web browser (such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Opera). The learner must be able to communicate with the instructor minimum via email and assign room chat.
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All of the courses use an online virtual classroom for discussion with the instructor. The classroom works on standards computer with internet access and tablets that support Office 365. The discussion room can be used for FREE for our learners without needing further installation.
This course uses Respondus LockDown Browser proctoring software for designated assessments. LockDown Browser is a client application that is installed on a local computer. Visit the Respondus website for system requirements.
While a tablet and a smart digital phone can be used to progress the course, all exams must be completed on a Windows or Mac Operating system.
Below are brief descriptions of the assignments given in the class with their respective percentages of the quarter grade.
Homework – Participants (20%)
=> written and unwritten will be assigned to every class. Though the assignments will vary according to the material, the general form for homework will be as follows. You will be given a set of problems each to complete. From these, I will select a small number of the issues (typically no more than 10), which you must prepare fully and turn in to me the following day or time.
Note: “prepare fully” means that you must write out the whole problem – yes, directions included – neatly with a step-by-step explanation of the solution. As with most math homework, examples, the answers are not that important; you doing the work and understanding the concept are. The problems will generally be odd-numbered so that you may check your solutions in the back.
Weekly Quizzes – (0 – 10%)
=> Unless otherwise stated, these are to be completed individually, closed-book and closed-note. They may range from one to ten problems and will invariably cover material from lecture notes, discussions, and textbooks. Whenever possible, quizzes will be announced in advance.
Test – (20 – 30%)
=> will be given after each chapter and longer sections. They also are to be worked individually – closed book closed notes. Timers are set up online.
Final – Assignment – (40%)
Talking about course problems with other learners is an important part of the learning process. Therefore, I will allow reliable communication about homework and problem sets outside the learning process. But, THIS IS NOT A LICENSE to CHEAT. You may only work to help one another. You should not copy all of your friends’ homework solutions or ask your friends to do your homework. That is not helping your friends or yourself; it will result in no credits on an assignment.
The above policy does not apply to quizzes, tests, or final assignments. Any correspondence during these assignments will be considered cheating or plagiarism, resulting in a zero on the project and failing the course.
At the end of the course, the learner will demonstrate the ability to personal understanding.
By educational policy, letter grades for the courses will follow the familiar ten-point scale for now till further notice. All rates for the quarter will be calculated based on the below percentages:
Grade <=> Total Points:
AA < 95
A < 90
B < 89
C < 79
D < 69
E < 59
U < 49