Health Informatics is a growing and collaborative field, and there is no better way to learn than to interact with your peers, to participate in one another’s project studies, and to see the variety of approaches taken by your classmates to the class’s assignments. Thus, participation is required. However, we understand that requiring participation has a tendency to incite inauthentic participation. Our goal with the participation policy is to give students enough ways to fulfill their participation credit in the way that is most natural and useful to them.
There are a few ways to earn participation points. Our goal is for the participation policy to be organic. If you are active on Piazza (e.g. posting high-quality topics or comments a couple times a week), complete your essays and survey tasks, you shouldn’t ever need to worry about the participation policy. We expect that for the majority of students, you’ll earn your participation points without really trying.
The following are the ways you may earn participation credit:
- Participation on Piazza (1pt)
- Completing your Project Essays on Time (20pts)
- Completing the Course Surveys on Time (4pts)
Your number of participation points will be averaged out of 25 possible points and included as 25% of your final average. Earning 25 points or above will give you 100% of the possible participation credit.
Below you can find a refined schedule that highlights the participation assignments and the CIOS Evaluation. You can find the full course calendar and all of the course deliverables here.
|Week #||Week Of||Lessons||Deliverable||Assignment Due Date|
|1||01/8/2018||1 & 2||Start-of-Course Survey||01/14/2018|
|2||01/15/2018||3, 4, 5||Essay 1, HealthVault Activity||01/21/2018|
|5||02/05/2018||8||Essay 4, Quarter-Course Survey||02/11/2018|
|9||03/05/2018||12||Essay 8, Mid-Course Survey||03/11/2018|
|16||04/23/2018||End-of-Course Survey, CIOS Survey||04/29/2018|