|There are two types of classes in this course: "virtual" and "actual".
Virtual classes are held in cyberspace while actual classes are held in
a physical classroom. And, there are generally two classes scheduled for
each chapter in the text. The first one is the virtual class where you
experience the lecture using the Internet. The actual class involves you
and your classmates coming to the physical classroom so you can ask questions
about the lectures and so I can get feedback on how well you understood
the material. The actual class is also when you turn in your written homework.
We go over it in class.
The recommended approach for each chapter is for you to first read the chapter. Then get the virtual lecture from http://vrpacioli.loyola.edu at your convenience using the login information in the next paragraph. Spend as much time as is necessary to understand the text and lecture and to formulate questions about what you did not understand. Your questions should be addressed me either: (1) in my office during regular office hours or by appointment; (2) by e-mail at any time; (3) by telephone at the office or at home before 10:00 p.m. or (4) in the actual class. You can also address questions to your classmates via the Listserv list.
Note: To receive virtual lectures, you must enter a user name and password when requested. They will be given to you during the first class meeting.
Three basic expectations of this course are: (1) you are expected
to attend all classes regularly and actual classes on time; (2) you are
expected to come to classes prepared; and (3) you are expected to pay attention
while in class. To encourage these activities, I use computerized keypads
during actual classes to get all students to answer certain questions and
I randomly call on specific students for answers to other questions. Feedback
during virtual classes will be used.