The tribute to learning is teaching.
- Wise saying from the orient.
A hybrid course, i. e.,
If you are interested in the hybrid option, be aware of the advantages
and disadvantages. This is not for everyone.
Every semester there may be a different concentration for the content of
the work done.
In general students will learn from each other
and through their own efforts. No spoon feeding:(
Students opting for the hybrid option will have to do just as much as students
in the regular class, only they will meet face to face less times.
Since 10% of the grade depends on participation in class discussions, the
hybrid discussions will take place on
Blackboard's groups and discussion board.
Each student will have to start one thread a week and respond to 2 threads
started by other students.
Another 10% of the grade is for a group research and PowerPoint
The group work can be done on Blackboard, by email, phone
(as in virtual meetings below), or physical meetings. It is up to you.
We will start the class by meeting physically every Tues. at 4:15 in
FA108 and by introducing ourselves on Blackboard so we get to know each other
a bit better.
Another way of learning about each other is through our
is ordinarily done in assignment 4 but you can start it right away on your own
and give the link on Blackboard so we can all find you:)
I could display all your links right here to facilitate the connection.
I hope you will enjoy the interaction.
You may use IM,
Conference calls, Blackboards, etc.
check in when you start the call
and mention your name every time you speak.
Start with ice breaking questions.
Communication is the most important thing.
We are born to work in teams.
Building trust through communication.
Shortcuts to building trust: introduce someone else, not yourself.
During a conference call take immediate notes. Go over them within the
Create heat: use precious time by having
Disagreement and acting on them. Generate heat...
At the end, Ask: How did the meeting go?
Email is not recommended