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Published onMay 22, 2020
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On the course’s homepage, you will see five categories, each with its own set of pages. Here is what each category provides:

  • “@ Georgia State” has the ins-and-outs for completing the course if taken for credit at GSU. Also, for instructors and independent learners, it serves as an example of one way to do the course.

  • “Assignments” could also be titled “User Guide” or “Manual”. This category has instructions on how to do the work that will be graded.

  • “Materials” are, to quote Wikipedia, a substance or mixture of substances that constitute an object. Herein, the objects are for learning about the course topic.

  • “Communication” is for sending and receiving information related to the course.

  • “Contributors” is a list of people who helped make this course.

Even if you are not a student at GSU, this course is for you.1

  • If you are an instructor: Use what you want; everything is CC-BY 4.0. If you want the course shell for your LMS, have questions, comments, or want to share something, email Scott Jacques.

  • If you are a student using parts of this course: Do as directed by your instructor, but also see yourself as independent learner — you can do more than directed.

  • If you are an independent learner: No one will grade you, for better or worse, so you will not gain a credential. But if you want to learn as if you are being graded, follow along with what is beneath “@ Georgia State”.

Everything for this course is free. There is one exception that proves the rule: There are books that cost money, but they are also open access or can be borrowed from your library. If you are an instructor, ask your library to purchase the book(s) as unlimited e-versions, if not already available as such.

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