2 The Ground rules No cell phones No computers “KENT, Ohio - Researchers at Kent State University have found the priority of staying connected on smart phones could also lead to major problems for students"Our low cell phone users have an average GPA of about 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, and our high cell phone users had an average GPA of 2.8," Barkley said.“In addition, their six-month study revealed that those spending a higher amount of time on smart phones experienced more anxiety and less happiness in their lives.
3 Computers in Human Behavior Volume 31 February 2014, Pages 343–350 The Ground rulesComputers in Human BehaviorVolume 31 February 2014, Pages 343–350“The relationship between cell phone use, academic performance, anxiety, and Satisfaction with Life in college students”Highlights• Measured cell phone use (CPUse) to include thedevice’s complete range of functions.• CPUse was negatively related to students’ actual GradePoint Average (GPA).• CPUse was positively related to anxiety (as measuredby Beck’s Anxiety Inventory).• GPA was positively and anxiety was negatively relatedto Satisfaction with Life (SWL).• Path analysis showed CPUse is related to SWL asmediated by GPA and anxiety.No cell phonesNo computers
4 Course Components Three (3) major exams. Major Map Exam. Lowest grade droppedMajor Map Exam.Final Exam (counts twice).Participation can be a consideration.Pop quizzes a possibility.
7 Excel formula: =SUM(A4,C4,D4,E4,E4)/5 1ABCDEFG23EX 1EX2EX3MapFinalAverage4756587848884.4Excel formula: =SUM(A4,C4,D4,E4,E4)/5Participation can be a subjectivenumber of points not to exceed 8%.
8 What is “participation”? You constructively participate by:Answering questions(mine and your fellow students’).Asking questions of me or your fellow studentsthat are germane to the discussion.Making comments that move the discussionalong.Simply showing up to class ≠ participation.(Although there will be a seating chart and I will take roll.)
9 60% of you points come on the last day. Grade CalculationExam 1 45% 45Exam 2 35%Exam 3 63% 55Map Exam 73%Final Exam 74% 75 x 2 85 x 265 = D 70 = C60% of you points come on the last day.
10 ExamsLargely based on your text and the chapter learning objectives listed on the course website.40-60 objective questions. 80%Map 10%1 short essay (paragraph). 10%Choice of 2-3 questions (maybe)Largely based on class discussion andadditional readings
11 Essay rubric Did you answer the question? Did you actually say something?Did you provide (accurate) evidence?Grammatical?
12 Text Read the text! Class emphasis will tend to be on Europe and the Middle East.You will be responsiblefor all the chapters.Pay attention to the “Reviewand Respond” questions at theend of each chapter.
13 Map Exams A map will be on each exam Major Map Exam 10% May be modern and historical geography.Emphasis on the maps in your text.Major Map ExamThe same day as the Final.Historical and modern world.Start learning them now.
14 Final Exam & Major Map Exam 100 objective questionsCumulative80% based on Exams 1-35 individual mapsID 10 things/places on each map
15 Course website http://users.edinboro.edu/rspiller/home.html ► Current Courses► HIST► HIST
16 Contacting me Room 119 Hendricks Hall 732-2966 firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours on websiteCalls generally not returnedBest way to contact me
18 Your assumptions . . . BS requirement Diverts you from your goal A degree that lets you makeYour degree will directly = your life goal.
19 The fallacy of your assumption College ≠ trainingCollege = education“educated: Cultivated, cultured . . .”Your ultimate job probably won’t have anything to do with your undergraduate degree.
20 The real purpose of this course This is a “gate keeper” class.It provides context and a way of understanding who and what you are.This stuff—and a lot more—is on the Praxis Test.
21 Some of Bill Gate’s rules . . . 1. Life is not fair – get used to it. 2. The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself. 4. You think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. 8. Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT.