Your grade will be determined by your performance on these projects and your participation in the course.
Please name your Files:
will be posted on Blackboard. This is a secure, password-protected system. At the
end of the course, letter grades will be assigned according to the standard
A (94%+): Outstanding achievement; available only for the highest accomplishment
A- (90-93%): Excellent performance; clearly exceeds course requirements
B+(87-89%): High achievement; clearly and substantially meets course requirements and criteria
B (84-86%):Praiseworthy performance; definitely above average
B-(81-83%):Acceptable performance in a graduate course; meets most course requirements
C+ (78-80%):Average; awarded for satisfactory performance;
marginal performance in a graduate course
In general, we award A grades to acknowledge achievements that go beyond specified
requirements and criteria. A's are reserved for special efforts that exceed
expectations, that demonstrate exceptional creativity, boldness, commitment,
ingenuity or elegance. For example, students whose projects demonstrate that
they are actively perusing the theoretical and experimental literature and
attempting to extend their awareness of interface design tools and strategies
beyond those presented in class could be considered for A grades.
Assignments will be accepted late for up to one week past the
due date. At the end of that week, they will no longer be accepted or graded.
Points may be deducted for lateness, at the instructor's discretion (typically
5% of the total value per day late). Don't fall behind -- it is too difficult
to catch up again.
Yes, there will be group work. Working in an online team can be challenging, but important. Online work/collaboration is becoming more and more prevalent. This course has been structured so that everyone will do some teamwork and individual work. You are free to work solo (team of one). In a group work, not everyone in a group will get the same grade. The group projects will have individual components.
Don't find yourself in a situation in which you need an incomplete! Instructional design and development is a continuous and a systematic effort. Meeting a production deadline is an essential factor in keeping costs under control. Therefore, it is extremely important for you to complete your projects by the end of the course.