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2023-2024 General Catalog 
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SDV 118 - The Online Experience

Course Department: Education and Psychology
Last Date of Approval: Fall 2021

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 45
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
As more and more of our daily life moves online, this course will provide students the understanding and expectation of learning and operating in an online environment. Students will learn skills such as time management and study habits. They will also learn about academic integrity and how to become a successful online student.

Prerequisites: Enrolled in an eight-week online program
Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: online

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: 8-week online students will have a per credit hour e-book fee automatically charged to their account.

Common Course Assessment(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Student Learning Outcomes: 

1. Demonstrate familiarity with Iowa Central services, goals, and policies.

2. Explain the intent of higher education.

3. Apply personal and educational success strategies to his/her college experience.

4. Demonstrate competency within the online academic environment.

Course Objectives:

Topic 1:

1. Learn how to use Iowa Central e-mail, navigation of Canvas (the course management system).

2. Demonstrate positive online communication skills and the appropriate use of interaction in the discussion forums.

Topic 2:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of and apply study skills strategies.

2. Utilize student tools for achieving academic success.

3. Explore personal learning styles and ways to enhance them.

4. Understand how to effectively answer different types of tests.

Topic 3: 

1. Define the values of academic integrity and scholarship, particularly those related to cheating and plagiarism.

2. Understand basic APA and MLA Style rules and usage.

Topic 4:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of a reliable database for conducting research.

2. Demonstrate the ability to screen sources for reliability.

Topic 5:

1. Utilize Turnitin.com.

2. Demonstrate effective writing skills.

3. Identify various majors and career options.

4. Explore in depth two careers of choice.

Topic 6:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of and apply stress and time management strategies.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of how to effectively answer essay questions.

Topic 7:

1. Understand the benefits and value of a higher education.

2. Strategies for staying motivated to succeed.

3. Participate in goal-setting exercises and understand the importance of setting goals.

Topic 8:

1. The basics of financial aid, including the various financial aid options such as Work-Study, federal grants, subsidized versus unsubsidized loans, and scholarships.

2. Review factors related to financial success and debt management.

3. Understand FERPA.

4. Demonstrate how to calculate a GPA

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