Instructor: Dr. Julia S. Arnold Email: (Fall and Spring semesters only.

Instructor:  Mr. Joe Joyner Email:  Please contact Mr. Joyner if you are in the Summer Class.

Course Description

To take this class, you must have daily access to a computer with an internet connection and experience using a web browser. You will also need to utilize your college Outlook email account. Access to email is done using the My TCC button with your Blackboard/SIS/Email userid and password. If you don't know your userid and password click on My TCC and then on userlookup in the menu on the left.

On-Campus Meetings

We require that you take your mid-term and final exam either on campus in any of the 4 campus testing centers at TCC, or if you live over 50+ miles from a TCC campus you may find another community college and make arrangements with their testing center. If you are military and deployed, you may use your chaplain as a proctor or any superior officer. Other possible locations are public libraries or high schools. Your course outline will provide more detail about the information your Instructor will need from your proctor.

How This Class Operates

This is not a self-paced class. There are due dates throughout the semester that you are expected to meet just like you would in a traditional lecture class. Some assignments will be done on your own, and others will be done in groups. Active participation is required.

Communication is a vital part of this class. Math questions are generally posted in the discussion board. Other possible forms of communication may be the telephone, face to face meetings on campus during office hours, and live web conferences.

Succeeding In An Online Course

Students who succeed in online courses tend to be independent, self-motivated learners with good computer skills. If you are a procrastinator who relies heavily on the instructor for motivation, can’t use a computer too well, have taken less than 21 units of college credit in your lifetime, and/or have a grade-point-average under 2.0, you should probably consider enrolling in a face-to-face course instead.

Also, don’t enroll in this class if believe the myth that learning online requires less effort than learning
face-to-face. This course covers the same content and has similar activities as the face-to-face version of the course; only the method of delivery changes.