This course has an online component.
Participation on Moodle is integral part of this class. Any questions
about the course should be posted under "Student FAQ".
Your online participation will be evaluated on your participation in
the discussion forum, your
completion of glossary entries, and your
many ways for me to evaluate your participation. For instance, I can determine the number of primary discussion postings, the
number of secondary forum postings, the postings read, etc. If a person tries to game the system, ie repeatedly viewing the same
postings, I can determine that and the person will be penalized.
the discussion forums, the
glossaries, and the
|Each week there will be one or more discussion forums. For each
forum, you should post one substantive, reflective comment
about the reading, the video or answer the question
posed. In doing your reflection, ask what are the
larger policy implication for communities? States?
What are the diversity issues involved?
The reflection should add your own thoughts and
analysis to what you have read, saw or head. Do NOT merely
summarize the readings or videos - I already know what
the content. You don’t need to regurgitate it back. What
you SHOULD do is use the readings or videos as a
“jumping off” point to write on your thoughts on some
point in the the reading.
Discussion forum postings will be based on whether your postings tended to:
- identify important points,
- clarify difficult concepts, and
- generally try to facilitate each
A grade of (80% or better) for the discussion forum
requires that you
- do an initial posting of 150 - 200 words in each
- read 80% of the other postings for the forum in
your group during the week of the readings and
- provide at least one comment/critique
to at least TWO different person's inital postings.
- reference readings or videos where appropriate
but no citations
You may of course continue the discussion as long as
you feel appropriate or need to within reason.
You should also post information or news about remedies.
|Each week there will be at least one glossary to be completed.
You should include terms, concepts and ideas related to health
Each week you should identify at least one term, concept or idead
and define or explain it.
You should read and rate all the terms. You should rate the
terms on a scale of 1 to 5.
You should provide written comment on at least one.
The definitions CANNOT be copied from the book but should be in
your own words. Examples and Hypos can be included. where
appropriate. As you study and gain better understanding you should
feel free to up-date your postings.
Think about the past week, what is the most important thing you learned? Why? Be thoughtful. Be reflective. Be specific. How will what you learn help you be a better lawyer?
(at least 150 words - indicate the TOTAL word count at the end of the
the first reflection question.)
(Subject to modification without notice)
- Writing a post includes posting an original post and/or
responding to one. Responding to a post does not count as much as posting
an original one.
- The post must be substantial. Superficial, agree or disagree
post or discounted or not counted at all. I will delete post that
appear duplicate and superficial. If I notice a pattern of behavior
it will affect your moodle grade
- You earn points for reading a post, but the number of points
count as a lower percentage of the total score than if you write or
respond to a post
- Moodle activity is always evaluated in the week of assignment.
So, for example, the only Moodle activity that will count in an
upcoming week will be that which occurs in that week. And, to a
lesser value, in the In The News Section. except if a conversation
continues to be active those conversations will be counted.
Specifically, back reading old post will not count.
- Posting, responding, and reading posts in the In The News
section always counts less than activity in the section currently
- Quantity counts, that is, of the students who are posting
similar quality posting, the person with the most postings and who
has read the most will get a higher raw score.
- Quality counts. that is students will be rewarded for posting
thoughtful on point posting.
- Cutting and pasting articles do not count even if you add a
short statement. Summarize the relevant content, provide a link and
then discuss your reaction to the article.