July.28. 2004. Greetings: This a-gram is about your options
in this course. Below is a list compiled at 4pm Tues.July.27
from the Attendance/Participation List. I need to explain to
you that this course is content-driven: It is about your doing a
quantity of work. In this case, in 5 short weeks. Some of you
are achieving high grades; other are struggling with issues of lack of
computer access, lack of correct software, meeting with me and getting
started. Students with those problems will show up on the following
list with no or few points. Other students have continuous
check-ins, explanations of points, and high point totals that show accumulation of points that
evidence that they are prepared for this course.
THERE ARE (2) MANDATORY ASSIGNMENTS:
http://auciello.tripod.com/woqu01.html NOT DOING THESE WILL GET
YOU EXCLUDED FAST.
If you are not on this list with repeated check-ins, high
scores over 500 pts, and not accumulating points, Let's talk about
options: I can exclude you around Aug. 2. which I think is the
last day to withdraw w.o. penalty, and you will have the option of
re-enrolling in my fall courses, either in an Online section (#7830 or
7966), or an Inclass section (0156, MW 7:00 - 8:55am, K302).
You could use this experience as a "dry run" to have your disks, book,
computer access and software ready, so that you will be prepared for the
15 week, 1 semester course. The inclass students get more
attention and a classroom structure. Online students can drop in to
monitor the Inclass section for any help they need!
In short, start thinking now about your options. I
will start excluding students who do not have enough points, and think
about adding them to the Fall courses. Of course, you have a few,
very few, days to show some major improvement if you want to stay in this
class, understanding that a C=3000, B=3500,A=4000, and you are willing to
put out MAX effort over the next 3 weeks!
I am understanding that, like Life itself, Learning is a
journey, and it is about completing the journey (the courses) no matter
how long it takes you. You must acquire a certain number of Info
Tech Competencies as part of your "skill set", no matter how long it
takes. Do you agree? So hang in there, build points, which are
transferable from one section to the next until you finish! How's
Here is the list:
Note the complete
explanation of points submitted!
Just to be sure that you understand. The
Attendance/Participation Form Time-and_Date stamps your entries, so
I can verify if you are checking in the required number of times --
as explained in
http://auciello.tripod.com/iq01.html Also you submit
points for the work that you actually do into your viewbinder that I check
the last week of the course. So to pass this course you have to be
submitting lots of verifiable projects. I am happy to explain
this more -- email me --
firstname.lastname@example.org -- put CIS 701 in the subject line.
Following are review items:
COMMUNICATING W. ONLINE STUDENTS IS DIFFICULT. SO HERE ARE SOME GROUND RULES:
KEEP CHECKING THAT YOUR INBOX IS CLEAR BY EMAILING YOURSELF DAILY.
TWICE A WEEK, LISTEN TO MY RECORDED MESSAGES AT 213.763.7268. IF
YOU ARE NOT GETTING ABOUT 2 EMAILS PER WEEK FROM ME, YOUR EMAIL IS "BOUNCING
BACK" SO YOU MUST EMAIL ME AT
JOSEPH@AUCIELLO.NET WITH (2) CORRECT, WORKING EMAIL ADDRESSES.
WHEN YOUR EMAIL BOUNCES BACK, YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS REMOVED THE THE LIST,
AND WILL ONLY BE PUT BACK WHEN I RECEIVE A CORRECT, WORKING EMAIL ADDRESS. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO STAY IN CONTACT.
IF YOU LOSE CONTACT, YOU WILL FALL BEHIND. I AM ALWAYS HERE
TO HELP YOU, BUT THE PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY IS YOURS.
perpetuates itself. Everything that I do, that you do, must be at
the Quality Level -- Accurate, Ontime, Complete. Get clear on what you
have to do to earn the grade that you want. My courses are set up on
'contracts' -- if you deliver 4000+ points, you get paid an "A", etc.
Second, you must be proficient in using email, downloading from the Web, and
some MS applications like Word, Excel.