Office Hours: Since this is a virtual class, on-campus office hours won’t be held regularly. The instructor will be available on campus appointment Virtual office hours may be held in a chat room or on Elluminate, and the instructor would be happy to meet individually with students in a chat room, or by email or phone, so please arrange this with him.
Class Meeting Schedule – This is a virtual course. All materials will be available through D2L and most of the discussions will take place there as well. New materials will be available according to the class schedule with discussions to take place during the following weeks. Course materials will stay available throughout the semester, but discussions will close for further postings after about ten days. Lectures will be given using Elluminate. The instructor will announce the recording time in advance usually and invite students to join the session. Use of webcams and microphones is highly encouraged for a close approximation of a physical classroom. The sessions will be recorded for future listening/viewing for students who cannot or do not wish to join the recording session. Access to a computer with a sound card and speakers will be necessary to listen to the lectures and a high speed Internet connection is preferred as well. The lectures are supplemented with active discussions through the class D2L site. Students will be expected to keep current with class materials and discussions throughout the semester. In addition there will be a few informal, non-agenda hours set aside for interactions.