for DVM 0030 Online will be held on Thursday,
August 21, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in Bladen Hall Room 207 at the Largo Campus. Before attending:
- purchase your
textbook or online courseware. (The textbook with the online
courseware can be purchased through the college bookstore: Prealgebra,
6th edition, by Sharma, King, and Mittal. The entire text is
animated in the online courseware: if you choose to use only the online
version, this is available at
www.educosoft.com for purchase by credit card. The e-text is not
- obtain your student
ID and password by registering for
- have daily access to
a high-speed internet connection (DSL, fiber optic, or cable) for your
|Homework, quizzes, tests and
are all online. Communicating using mathematics requires larger data
exchanges and will be impossible on slow computers or using slow
Homework will be due weekly and should be a
daily learning activity. Computers are available in the Bladen Hall lab
and in Marlboro Hall Room 2129, but working this course entirely on
college computers would require many hours on campus every week. You
should expect approximately 1.5 to 2 hours of homework time each day,
(10 -14 hours weekly) including review activities, in order to be successful in the course.
Exams will be taken on-campus in the Student Assessment Services Center,
Bladen Hall Room 100.
Also, every student needs an email account. Most communication with the instructor is by email.
Your EDUCO ID will be your email account. I cannot contact you about
test results, progress, etc..., unless you have a valid email account. If
you do not have one, go to www.yahoo.com
and get one.
Online courses are not easier. Usually, they are
harder than the same course taught on campus. In a typical math class,
the instructor demonstrates a process. In this online course, you must
read, work through guided problems online, and watch animated lectures in
order to understand the process. The burden is on you to determine when
you understand and to find help if you don't. Because so much reading is
involved, it is very important to stay on task. It is very hard to catch
up if you fall behind.
|Register to use the
online courseware at EDUCO Online.
Follow the directions found under Getting Started
.You will probably want to open a second
window containing your internet browser so that you can read the
directions in one window and register in the other or you may want to
print out the directions. If you register after purchasing the book, you
will need the registration code provided with the book. If you do
not purchase the book, you can still register online using a major
credit card. If you do not have a credit card, you can register
online, but registration will not be confirmed until your mailed
payment is received by EDUCO. Also, during orientation, all students
unable to immediately register will be able to register as guests,
with 15 days to purchase the text or online courseware. It is your
responsibility to have your courseware the very first day of the course.
Ordering a book from other vendors and then waiting for delivery is not