ONLINE CLASSES AT SAS
Online courses at SAS use either Instructure Canvas or Blackboard.
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What are Online Communities?
- A program calendar listing important deadlines and events
- Video-sharing capabilities, including recorded workshops, presentations and course overviews with Masters of Environmental Science and Masters of Applied Geosciences faculty
- Direct access to the program director and staff to answer any questions or concerns students may have throughout their academic career at Penn
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In instances where students want to earn credit over the summer term to fulfill course requirements, The Commons is a terrific choice no matter where students spend the summer. The majority of students enrolled in SAS online courses are Penn undergraduates. Student feedback has been very positive with high satisfaction rates.
EDUCATION AND RESOURCES
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TIPS FOR SUCCESS
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National Distance Learning Week Events
Arts & Sciences Online Learning's celebration of National Distance Learning Week
Please save the Date(s) for Arts & Sciences Online Learning's celebration of National Distance Learning Week (November 10th - 14th):
Monday 11/10 - 3:00 - 5:00 pm - Online Learning Studio Open House. Visit the Arts & Sciences Online Learning studio and learn about the latest credit online courses, massive open online courses, digital learning projects, and more. @ 3624 Market Street, Suite 5W (5th Floor)
Tuesday 11/11 - 10:00 - 11:30 am - Teaching Online for Credit and in Coursera. A panel discussion featuring Dr. Carol Muller (Music and Africa Center) and Dr. Peter Struck (Classics), moderated by Dr. Peter Decherney (English and Cinema Studies) @ Kislack Center, Van Pelt Library (6th Floor)
Wednesday 11/12 - 1:00 - 2:00 pm - Reflections on Revolutionary Ideas. A discussion with Dr. Alex Guerrero (Philosophy and Medical Ethics and Health Policy) and students from his recent massive open online course (MOOC). Online @ right here at www.sas.upenn.edu/onlinelearning
Thursday 11/13 – 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Teaching and Learning Online: Roundtable Discussion in Adobe Connect with Dr. Kristine Rabberman (Director of Academic Affairs for PLE) and her students. Experience Adobe Connect, a frequently used platform for synchronous online classes, and participate in a discussion about the experience and advantages of taking classes online at Penn. Join at https://pennlps.adobeconnect.com/demo
Friday 11/14 - 3:00 - 4:30 pm - Structured, Active, In-Class Learning (SAIL) panel feat. Dr. Rogers Smith (Political Science), Dr. Rebecca Stein (Economics), Dr. Cathy Turner (Center for Teaching and Learning and English) moderated by Dr. Julie McGurk (Center for Teaching and Learning and Biological Basis of Behavior) @ Active Learning Classroom 208 in the ARCH (2nd Floor)