and Welcome to
I am looking forward to this semester's section
of Personal and Community Health - Online. There are some helpful preparations you
immediately to ensure that your voyage is as smooth as possible.
We may (will) encounter problems along the way, but... if we communicate
we will all finish at the right place , at the right time.
You are in charge and I am here to facilitate the
learning process. I
have developed the course into modules
that will help keep materials organized , and activities to keep you
motivated. You will be teaching yourself, but I and your classmates, and
many other resources are available when you need it.
must decide how much time you are willing to invest in this course.
In general, the college recommends that for each hour in class
(45 hours) there should be 2 hours per week of homework. With this guide
in mind, I planned for 2-3 hours per week . You must have time -- or make time -- for this class. If it becomes clear that assignments
longer, tell me immediately and I will consider alternatives.
The good part is that you can work at pretty much on your own schedule. Interaction with your "online allies" keeps you connected, and
is open 24 hours , 7 days a week. When you need help let me
know. Hopefully, I
will be your first choice as a resource. I
will give due dates for assignments, quizzes and exams. These dates
are important if you
wish to develop a consistent, and successful learning
Let's get started!
1. You must be organized. Each week
you must complete the chapter assignments in the Assignments section
2. Read "Survival
Tips for Online Students" to give you an idea of what is expected
of an online student.
3. The orientation letter
has important information for you.
4. Read the Syllabus
for this course.
the Important Class Dates.
After you are able to logon to the course in the Blackboard System in
August, you will be able to complete the following tasks.
6. To get started with the course, click on
"Assignments" in the frame at the left of the Blackboard
7. In the "Week One Assignments..." folder, you will find
instructions about editing your personal information to include your
preferred email address. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you change your
email so I will be able to contact you.
Good Luck and Success to All of You!