Professor at KIMEP: Ecology, Math & Health courses. 35+ yrs teaching & research at American, Kazakh & Russian universities.
Dear Online Students,
This course runs January 8 to May 15.
In this letter you will find basic information about the course as well as
resources for ensuring your success in online education. The
course will be conducted in MOODLE learning system and everything for your
success you will find there. Once the
course starts you will be able to login at the KIMEP MOODLEwebsite.
Success in an online course requires
just as much work and effort as success in a traditional face-to-face course. For
online learner, self-motivation and discipline are paramount for successful
completion the course. This is a fully online course so there
will be no required campus visits. But virtual office hours will be
available twice a week.Your success is important to me. Please
do not hesitate to contact me if you are having difficulty with the course
material. General questions about the course should be posted on the Discussion
Forum. If you have questions that are more personal in nature use e-mail to
contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Today is our first online class. There is a whole semester ahead, full of communications, interactions. Let’s get to know each other! Following this link, make a post to introduce yourself
and explain why you are taking this course and where you are from (city, country, if not Kazakhstan).
For some of you virtual learning environment may be new and raise numerous questions related to different components of online course: MOODLE functioning, course topics, etc. You can ask any questions, give feedback, share your ideas and concerns with
each other and with your instructor. For such purposes please use the Discussion Forum which will help you to gain knowledge in a friendly, welcoming environment. But please
be polite and respectful to others’ opinions. Your feedback is always welcome!
Netiquette is a code of good behavior in virtual classroom. The general idea is to respect others online. The Golden Rule of Netiquette: “Do not do or say online what you would not do or say offline.” Good Netiquette benefits both you and others on the Internet. Follow this link to learn more about Netiquette.
During this semester you will have different type ACTIVITIES: 1) Video-based ACTIVITIES: watch VIDEO recordings and later, at scheduled time take online tests; 2) EXCEL-based ACTIVITIES, involving calculations/graphs;
3) ACTIVITY based on data collected using AirKz mobile application; 4) ACTIVITIES using Internet or other online tools. Tentative schedule of ACTIVITIES is posted here.
Dear Online Students, Welcome to Course "Introduction to Programming"!
This course runs May13 to July 2. In this letter you will find basic information about the course as well as resources for ensuring your success in online education. The course will be conducted in MOODLE platform and everything for your
success will be found there. Once the course starts you will be able to login at the MOODLE website.
"Introduction to Programming" course is an introduction to the fundamentals of computer programming. This course teaches fundamental concepts and terminology of computer programming. Students will develop skills in designing, writing and debugging
simple computer programs. No knowledge of programming is assuming. This course provides knowledge to expand, optimize, and increase the efficiency of the MS Office applications skills by tapping into the powerful programming, automation, and customization
capabilities available with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language. This course covers those uses of the automated tasks which students are likely to encounter early in their careers.
The course is designed for study for 16 weeks, including lectures, quizzes, assignments and further readings. All quizzes and assignments are graded. You can listen to the lecture, attempt the quizzes, and work on the assignment exercises on-line.
In the quizzes/assignments you have between one to four maximum attempts at each question, depending on the type of the question..
We welcome your feedback, so if something is confusing or doesn't work the way you expect, let us know and we'll do our best to address it. Please use the Discussion Forum let us know how you're doing. We want continue to encourage everyone
to actively use the forum to ask questions, give feedback, and even help your fellow learners. However, please do not post quiz answers and actual code in the forum.
Throughout the course, you'll be able to use the discussion boards to help one another and interact with the course staff. Let's get started by introducing ourselves! Follow the link (or
this one )and make a post giving your fellow students a little bit of an intro about who you are and why you're taking this course.
Welcome to the course! Whether you are just browsing or determined to complete the entire course, please answer a few questions about yourself so we can offer the best experience possible. As one of the first students to take this new course, your
responses are especially important to us, so we ask you to complete this survey as part of the course requirements. There are no right or wrong answers, and your honest feedback is
very important to us. Thank you for taking the following survey.
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