Course: World Issues - GWI 0AI (Internet Delivery)
Instructor: Mr. R. Williams
This course focusses on issues which affect our world. Topics of study include the population explosion, economic disparity, environmental concerns, development issues and geopolitics.
EXPECTATIONS: Since this course will be delivered over the Internet, there is an expectation that you will maintain consistent participation in the course. This primarily means that you should log on regularly (daily), participate in the Discussion area, and submit assignments on time. It also means that much of the work will be independent where you will control when and how you will work at the course. Some of the major assignments will require that you structure your time to enable you to complete the required work. There will be one scheduled meeting or class at the school each week where we can solve any difficulties people are having, show a video, have a discussion or particpate in a role playing simluation. As the instructor, I will always be available either in the Geography Office at Mayfield or you can E-mail me directly with your question.
You will notice on the Home page that each unit of the course has its own selectable button which will take you to the activities for that unit. There are also buttons for tools and reference sites such as a Glossary of definitions if you are unsure of what a particular term means, an Altas showing you the pertinent data for each country in the world, a Search engine page with some of the popular search engines available on the Web, a Discussion area where I will post questions each week relating to the course material or daily world events, and a News page with some of the news sources available for finding out what is happening in the world.
Also on the Home page are two buttons; Class Announcements and Schedule. You should be accessing these two links regularly to find out about assignments, when discussion questions are posted, and other details about the course.... One last button is the Guestbook. PLEASE each time you log in, sign the Guestbook. It tells me that you are participating and that you are out there.
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