are similar to 'regular' classes. Both require reading
and studying outside the classroom - the standard is two to
three hours per
week per credit hour.
Given that this
is a three credit hour class, you should count on doing 6-9 hours
of work per week (After the first two weeks, you will have 75 minutes
in class and the rest at home).
The major difference
between web-enhanced classes and 'regular classes' is more responibility.
on more responsibility because it is up to them to put in the online
class time when they want to fit it in their schedule. Some say that
with a web-based component are harder on you.
You have to guide
yourself with your time management to get work done on time.
easy to put things off for another day; the lack of
with the professor means that you have to push yourself. You have
to study often on your own, since it is not easyto coordinate your
schedule with those of fellow students.
How do you circumvent
Make sure you
regularly check the
class WebCT website to keep up with changes. This is your
Use email to ask the professor questions if you are unsure of what
wait! Don't hesitate to ask!
Plan your time to make sure that you are ahead
of assignment deadlines.
not to wait until the last minute. Things can go wrong!
Use the class web site and email to keep in contact
with the professor.