How do they work?
The course material for three third semester courses has been broken into 'Course Modules'. There are roughly 3 to 4 modules per course. They are basically broken down to:
- Basic Concepts Module - introductory knowledge on the course material
- Advanced Concepts Module - more combining of concepts
- Skills Based Module - demonstrate specific skills (ie GPS, GIS, EXCEL, surveying...)
- Specialized Module - for an example Plant Collection
How is this different from a regular course delivery?
- you must pass each module to pass the course.
- you will be provided more than one attempt in passing the module test
- you may take the module tests in any order if they are available
- you may retake a module test to improve your mark beyond the original mark
- the module tests are open book - not open internet access / cell phone
- many of the modules tests will be available after Week 9
How will I learn the required material for the Module tests?
- study the 'Resources' provided (videos, documents, ....)
- become actively involved during the 2 hour 'Challenge Session' on Thursday mornings. This session is for students to ask questions - not for the instructor to power through a powerpoint. It's your time.
- Work on the Challenges (1 to 5) actively - they strongly relate to the Modules
- attend all the class time.
The key element element to do well in the modules -> become an active participant in learning