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Faculty Information
Office Location
    Nebraska Educational Telecommunications
    Lincoln, NE
Mailing Address
    Prof. Terry Dugas
    3009 S. 26th St.
    Lincoln, NE 68502
Phone Numbers
    402-472-9333, ext. 304 (Office) 
Office Hours
    Monday - Friday 9:30 - 6:30
Learning Strategies

First, watch the Narrated Presentation

There is no formal textbook, so the majority of the instruction will come from these presentations. The content will be presented in text form as well, but you'll miss my sparkling commentary.
Watch the Presentations

Next, read the content on the web pages.

Read the on-line Readings where indicated in the web page. Some of these will be from Adobe documents you must download and read, others will be from web sites.

After reading and viewing the web page, click on the "Readings" menu for additional reading assignments.

Finally, click on the "Assignments" menu and follow the discussion in Angel Discussion Board
        A full 25% of your grade comes from your Angel discussion participation.

Angel Discussion Board

Electronic bulletin or message boards are simply computerized versions of the cork bulletin boards with which we're all familiar. Just as with traditional message boards, users of electronic bulletin boards may post new messages, read others' messages, and respond to others' messages.

The Angel Discussion Board will be used in class for electronic discussions. Students are required to participate in class electronic discussions. In other words, you are required to post messages and reply to messages on the bulletin board.

Course Evaluation Plan

Your final grade will be calculated using the following weights:

25% Angel Discussion Participation
Each week, I'll post several questions to Angel relating to the course content and the readings. You are expected to answer each question thoughtfully.
  • If you answer the starter question on time, you'll get between 1 and 5 points, depending on how detailed I think is your answer. If you're late, you'll get between 1 and 3 points.
  • If you answer my follow-up questions (which I usually end with "Anyone?"), you'll get an additional 1 to 5 points.
  • If you participate in a discussion with other members of your class, you'll get an additional 1 to 2 points (as long as you say more than "I agree.")
  • There's no fixed maximum to shoot for, since I don't know how many follow-up questions I'll ask or how the general discussion will go.
  • If you answer all of my original questions thoughtfully and on time, you'll get a C. To get a higher grade, you have to participate in the discussion by answering follow-up questions and asking questions yourself.
  • At the end of Modules 3, 4, 5, and 6, there will be a short essay test worth 15% each towards your final grade. These are "at home" tests, and you'll have a week to do them.

    At the end of the semester, you'll have a "final" which will count 10% of your grade. It will also be a short essay test done at home.

    The last 5% comes from the Media Diary.

    Students are responsible for their own learning and are expected to review all class sessions.


    All assignments are to be submitted by 11:59:59 pm on the required date. Late submission of assignments or projects will result in lowered grades. Students unable to submit assignments or projects due to illness or emergency will notify the course instructor and make arrangements for submission of materials. Alternate dates for submission of materials must be scheduled prior to the university's last scheduled day for final examinations.

    Academic Integrity

    All assignments and projects are to be completed solely by the student. Inclusion of facts, ideas, quotes, or other materials from outside sources must be cited and referenced in all work. I don't require formal footnotes, informal citations are fine. Evidence of cheating and plagiarism are cause for disciplinary action by the university. According to the university, plagiarism and cheating refer to the use of unauthorized books, notes, or otherwise securing help in a test; copying tests, assignments, reports, or term papers; representing the work of another person as one's own; collaborating without authority with another student during an examination or in preparing academic work, or otherwise practicing academic dishonesty.

    This is an official FGCU web page. Revised 01/01/2011
    ©2011, Terry Dugas

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    Florida Gulf Coast University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.