During the past years, the number of participants in GEO4420 grew, especially due to the increased popularity among international exchange students (Erasmus program). This lead to the problem that participants at the beginning of the course have very different background knowledge.
While we expect some basic process understanding and familiarity to the terminology that our UiO students acquire through the associated bachelor program (GEO2110 etc), exchange students often do not have this knowledge due to a lack in relevant education at their home universities.
To tackle this problem, we have designed a pre-test using CANVAS. A number of multiple-choice questions and some computing problems have been set up such that they can be automatically corrected and feedback is given to students immediately...
Attendance at the first lecture is compulsory. Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Student administration (firstname.lastname@example.org).