Attendance Policy

Students are expected to indicate a systematic weekly online presence by doing the following:

  1. Check email at least twice a day
  2. Check FB at least once a day
  3. Visit the Moodle areas where their modules are hosted.
  4. Engage in the weekly activities of each Module:
    1. Weekly Readings
    2. Weekly Tasks
    3. Weekly Discussion Forum Participation
    4. Synchronous lectures, etc.


Students are expected to spend approximately 8 - 10 hours per week for each module for Moodle presence and homework.

Students should expect to spend as much time for study, or perhaps more as a classroom course, since they are managing their own learning using the online information and materials. 


This requires self-discipline, motivation and some skills in using a computer and a web browser.

Guidelines for Students' Participation 

For example:
In calculating each student's participation points, the lecturers take into consideration the following:

  • Total number of hours logged
  • Total numbers of log-ins
  • E-mail activity (number of emails initiated, number of emails replied to)
  • Total number of discussion forum posts
  • Peer evaluation results

At the end of the course, students will be ranked from first to last for each category (i.e. worst to best). The number of participation points allocated will then be based on each student's overall relative ranking score.

Attendance Policy

Students are expected to indicate a systematic weekly online presence by doing the following:

  1. Check email at least twice a day
  2. Check FB at least once a day
  3. Visit the Moodle areas where their modules are hosted.
  4. Engage in the weekly activities of each Module:
    1. Weekly Readings
    2. Weekly Tasks
    3. Weekly Discussion Forum Participation
    4. Synchronous lectures, etc.


Students are expected to spend approximately 8 - 10 hours per week for each module for Moodle presence and homework.

Students should expect to spend as much time for study, or perhaps more as a classroom course, since they are managing their own learning using the online information and materials. 


This requires self-discipline, motivation and some skills in using a computer and a web browser.

Guidelines for Students' Participation 

For example:
In calculating each student's participation points, the lecturers take into consideration the following:

  • Total number of hours logged
  • Total numbers of log-ins
  • E-mail activity (number of emails initiated, number of emails replied to)
  • Total number of discussion forum posts
  • Peer evaluation results

At the end of the course, students will be ranked from first to last for each category (i.e. worst to best). The number of participation points allocated will then be based on each student's overall relative ranking score.