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PARTICIPATION: This course aims to encourage vigorous intellectual exchange, critical thinking about user interface design in light of how people learn, as well as discussion of software engineering issues for multimedia e-learning.  Participation in discussion, articulating your ideas and giving feedback to your peers effectively, respectfully and cogently, is therefore an important component in the course.  Participation will be evaluated on the following guidelines, which stress the quality rather than the mere quantity of contributions to discussion.

A range: The student is fully engaged, highly motivated and helpful. This student has thought carefully about the issues raised in lecture, lab and class learning activities. The student responds to questions raised by the instructor, asks helpful questions, and provides useful comments to peers.  The student's ideas and questions are productive (either constructive or critical); they stimulate class discussions. The student listens and responds to the contributions of other students. The student has raised interesting issues about his or her project's user interface design and/or implementation, stimulating discussion. The student has given the instructor ample notice (at least a week) and an outline about his or her class learning activity presentation, at least three weeks the end of the semester.

B range: The student attends class regularly, is well prepared for discussion, and participates consistently. This student contributes productively to the discussion by sharing thoughts and questions that demonstrate familiarity with the material. The student refers to the materials discussed in lecture and shows interest in other students' contributions. The student has participated in presentations about his or her project's user interface design and/or implementation, stimulating discussion. The student has given the instructor sufficient notice (at least one class) and an outline about his or her class learning activity presentation, at least two weeks before the end of the semester.

C range: The student meets the basic requirements of section participation: regular attendance. This student participates rarely in class discussion. This student may offer a few interesting or insightful ideas from time to time, but these ideas do not connect well to the general discussion: they do not help to build a coherent and productive discussion. The student has participated in presentations about his or her project's design and/or implementation..The student arranged for his or her class learning activity presentation at least a week before the end of the semester.

(Failure to fulfill satisfactorily any of these criteria will result in a grade of "D" or below.)

Participation is worth 10% of the course grade.