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Expectations for students while online.

Never assume that students know your expectations for online conduct. Spell out how and what you expect for email, discussion boards, chats, etc. Included in this module is a link titled Student Guide to Online Communications that you may use as a model for defining expectations for student conduct while online.

Self-introduction by the instructor.

Your goals are to address several things: 1. you are accessible, 2. you care about their learning, 3. you are approachable, 4. you are a person and not only an instructor, and 5. you are professional and knowledgeable. This is your chance to establish tone for the course. If you love your topic, let it come across in your introduction. This helps to establish a support structure for students. This is also one more place that contact information can be inserted.

Student introductions

Design some activity requiring students to connect with other students and disclose something about their life or situation that allows others to begin to know them as more than a name in a course. This is the first step to create a learning community where students feel connected to their classmates.

Minimum technology requirements

The technology requirements recommended by the university should be displayed in the course. You want students to know, early in the course, exactly what types of technologies are needed for success in the course.

Minimum student technology skills

The technology skills necessary for student success should be visible to students in the course. It is better to place this information in a location that will be seen by students early in the course. Some suggested minimum technology skills include: ability to use a word processor, ability to attach documents, ability to create presentations, ability to post to the discussion board, and ability to format documents according to an established style. Think about what students will be required to do in your course and develop your skill list accordingly. This is also a location where you can link to tutorials and other resources that will help students improve their technology skills.

Learning objectives (competencies)

Learning objectives are written in clear language, easily understandable by students.

The learning objectives (student learning outcomes) are written to be clearly understood by students. The jargon that is found in all disciplines is minimized.

Instructions are provided to students on what they must do to meet the learning objectives.

After introducing the learning objectives to students, clear explanation is provided on what students need to do to successfully meet the learning objectives. These can be instructions found on assignments, assignment sheets, or lists of requirements.

Assessment and measurement

Course grading policy is available and stated in understandable terms.

Your explanation should include information on how grades are calculated (points, percentages, and weights are clearly stated). This is a requirement for the TWU syllabus.

Learner engagement

Instructor response time.

Set clear standards for responses from you. Some instructors set various response times based on the type of message while others apply a general policy to all communications.

Instructor availability.

Clearly define when and where you are available.

Expectations for student interaction.

Requirements and expectations for student interaction are stated.

Learner support

Technical support

Always include contact information for technical support issues in every course. You want students to have easy access to the information within the course (Consider also including the information in your syllabus). This statement provides students with contact information in case they experience difficulty. For your courses, consider posting a similar statement in your Welcome or place a menu button for Help.


Twu disability statement required

You are required to include the TWU Disability Statement in your syllabus and should include it somewhere in your course. TWU uses a specific statement for publication to students (You can also link directly to the direct URL containing this information. Doing so ensures that your course contains the most current disability statement.

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In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
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