Last Updated: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 01:22:26 AM SGT : Updated for 6242.
Assessment for the course centers on depth and breadth. A final, accounting for 20% of the grade, will assess the students' knowledge of the breadth of the material covered in lecture. For breadth of interest to the student, a survey paper is mandated. For depth, student (teams) will execute a project related to some aspect of Digital Libraries.
|Survey Paper (due on W6)||20%|
|- Proposal (due on W3)||10%|
|- Write-Up and Deliverables (due on W12)||40%|
|- Presentation (scheduled for W13)||10%|
While not required, participation can help your grade improve. Participation will help round up your grade up (up to 5%; half a letter grade) if I deem your participation helpful (see below). Both in-class and out of class participation are equally weighted; if you prefer to contribute to the class discussion offline (in the forum) rather than online in class, that is fine as well.
Pedagogically, participation is very helpful for your teaching staff too. Without it, we have very little idea whether you understand the material that we've presented or whether it's too difficult or trivial. Giving feedback in the form of questions, discussion provides us with a better idea of what topics you enjoy and which you are not too keen on. Of course, marks for participation are subjective and will not be publicly revealed; students will be informed of whether they have been credited with a participation bonus at the end of the course, before the final exam.
Your teaching staff will try their best to provide you with detailed assessment marks within three weeks of the submission due date. You are welcome to debate/argue for any extra points that you feel that you deserve within one week after the initial grades have been released. Due to time constraints on finalizing grades, grade appeals beyond this time may not be entertained.
Collaboration is a very good thing. Students are encouraged to work together and to teach each other.
On the other hand, cheating is considered a very serious offense. Please don't do it! Concern about cheating creates an unpleasant environment for everyone.
So how do you draw the line between collaboration and cheating? Here's a reasonable set of ground-rules. Failure to understand and follow these rules will constitute cheating, and will be dealt with as per University guidelines. We will be policing the policy vigorously.
You should already be familiar with the University's academic code. If you haven't yet, read it now.
All assignments are due to IVLE by 11:59:59 pm (Singapore time) on the due date. These penalties are very strict, so plan to finish on time. Excuses will not be tolerated, and no exceptions without a medical certificate will be made. The following penalties will apply for late submissions: