Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning – UNIV 104

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 08/19/2021

Course Description

Designed to equip students for success as they transition into the online classroom, this course offers strategic information tailored to ensure academic excellence in this unique learning environment; this information includes Liberty University’s foundations and beliefs, Liberty University Online resources for success, Canvas navigation techniques, time management strategies, the adult learner’s responsibilities, methods for identifying and avoiding academic misconduct, scholarly research tactics, and approaches for selecting the appropriate courses towards completion of the preferred degree program.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

This course provides an orientation to the online classroom, learning strategies, and technology skills required for success in online learning. This course offers the student an opportunity to develop and strengthen the skills necessary for academic achievement within Liberty University’s online program.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (2)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, students will post an original thread responding to the prompt provided. Thread must be a minimum of 150 words and include introductory information and thoughts. In addition, students will reply to two other classmates. Each reply must be a minimum of 75 words. This assignment aligns with the following CLOs: A, B, C, D, E, & F.  This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: TSQR 1, 2, & 4, CIL 2, CT 1, 2 & 4.

Email Assignment

Students will complete a brief, “mock” email assignment, designed to orient students to proper and professional email communication and etiquette. The email will not be sent; a screenshot will be uploaded instead. This assignment aligns with the following CLO: A, B, C, & D. This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: TSQR 1, CIL 2.

Interactive Activity: Financial Literacy Assignment

Students will complete an interactive activity on the four H’s of financial wisdom. This assignment aligns with the following CLOs: A, B & F. This activity autogrades. This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: TSQR 3, CIL 1, 2, 3, & 5, CT 4 & 5.

Interactive Activity: Foundational Skills Assignment

Students will view videos on the six general education foundational skills while they complete an interactive “Escape Room” activity. This activity autogrades. This assignment aligns with the following CLOs: A, B, C, D, E, & F. This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: TSQR 1, 2, & 4, CIL 1 & 3, CT 1.

Homework: MT Aplia Assignments (7)

Students will complete chapter-based activities. Each activity autogrades. Assignments align with the following CLOs: A, B, C, D, & E. These align with the following FLSOs: CIL 1, 2, 3, & 5; TSQR 1; CT 2, 3 & 4; CGE 3; SSI 1 & 3; CC 3 & 4.

Campus Exploration PowerPoint Assignment

Students will create a Powerpoint based on a campus exploration experience, either on-campus or online using Liberty's website. The PowerPoint must contain 10 slides. Slides will require a picture and include information on the service/office. This assignment aligns with the following CLOs: A & C. This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: TSQR 1, CIL 1 & 2.

Quiz: Midterm and Final (2)

Students will complete two open-book/open-notes 30 multiple-choice question examinations, based on the textbook readings (Midterm will cover Chapters 1-5; Final will cover Chapters 6-10). Students may attempt each exam twice.  Exams autograde. Align with the following CLOs: A, B, C, D, & E. Assignment align with the following FSLOs: TSQR 1 & 2, CT 1 & 2, CGE 3.

Quiz: Assessment Confirmation (2)

Students will complete placement assessments in English and Math to determine future course sequencing and placement. These assessments are located in separate Canvas courses and can be located on the Canvas Dashboard. After completing the assessments, students will confirm the status of these assessments within two quizzes in the course:

Quiz: Assessment Confirmation – English

Quiz: Assessment Confirmation – Math

Faculty will confirm the student's status on each assessment and update the grade accordingly. This assignment aligns with the following CLOs: A, B, & E. These align with the following FLSOs: CIL 1, 2, 3, & 5; TSQR 1 & 2; CT 1 & 2.

Civic and Global Engagement/Diversity/Worldview Reflection Assignment

After completing the readings and viewing the presentations for the assigned Module: Week, students will complete a three-part reflection essay demonstrating vital insights on the cultivation and implementation of a biblical worldview. The essay must be 300-400 words. This assignment aligns with the following CLOs: A, B, C, D, & F. This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: TSQR 2 & 4, CIL 1, 2, 3, & 5, CT 1, 2, & 4, CGE 1, 2, & 3, SSI 2a, CC 3 & 4.

Extra Credit General Education Assessment (Optional)

Students may complete a 28-question General Education Assessment. Questions are drawn from each of the six foundation skills (Civic & Global Engagement, Communication & Information Literacy, Christianity & Contexts, Critical Thinking, Social & Scientific Inquiry, and Technological Solutions and Quantitative Reasoning). One extra credit point will be awarded for each correct response, and will be factored into overall student grades, up to the total of 1010.