Value Added

You will add value by enhancing the learning environment for your fellow students

You all start out with an assumed passing score for involvement. It's up to you to determine if that score increases or decreases.

Adding Value includes asking questions about topics in such a way that your question and the answer also help your fellow classmates. You can ask questions in class, or by email them to me. I will respond directly to each question asked. Also, if I think the rest of the class can benefit from the question and answer, I will reformat the question to preserve the anonymity of the asker and post send both the question and response to the class, so that everyone can benefit.

I will expect each of you to do at least one starter,
to send post information about your starter to the class for discussion.

There is no doubt that everyone in the class will be an expert in at least one area and Adding Value also includes offering to display your skills in an area related to the topic under discussion so that we may all learn from and with you.

Be active and involved, but remember: quality of input far outweighs quantity. During class, you will want to respect your fellow students by paying more attention to the class topics, and less to what is happening on social networking sites.

Attendance is a key indicator of your participation

I won't take roll daily, but I will notice your absence. It is very important that you do not miss classes. If you do miss classes, you would be wise to talk to me about it, either before or after the session you miss.

The amount of points earned for Adding Value is a subjective judgment and I will be making the subjective call, at the end of the semester. Therefore, you will see part of your Adding Value increase as I notice that you have done things that are listed in your gradesheet . You should have a feel for how well you are doing in this area if you follow the advice on this page.