Due to the corona virus epidemy, this course is arranged entirely as internet based learning. The rules are quite simple:
1. All exercises are homework, and they will be returned to teaching assistants scanned (or photographed with sufficient resolution) through MyCourses. Each week will have two exercise sheets, to be returned on the Friday of the following week.
2. All LECTURES will be given in Panopto -system, and the links will appear in the MyCourses pages in due time. The lectures will be delivered in English. We do not give live lectures as it is technologically not really feasible, at least not in Panopto -system. The exact time when lectures become visible in Panopto varies from lecture to lecture.
3. There will be no exam this spring.
4. The student will get the grade "passed" by carrying out 65% of all homework (counted as points achieved compared to maximum points achievable). There is, however, the additional requirement that at least two exercises will have to be solved from the material of each course week.
5. There is almost two weeks time to return the solutions. The final returning time is at 6 p.m., on Friday the week following the exercise week. There may be a different arrangement on the last course week.
6. Students who want to get a grade between 1...5 will have to take an exam later this year. THE EXAM DATES ARE GIVEN IN WEBOODI SYSTEM BY THE UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION AS USUAL. 40% of the grade will depend on the home exercises points, and 60% will be determined based on the exam.
7. TUTORIALS: Students can get help for the homework exercises on Slack. Please select the channel associated to your exercise group and feel free to ask questions there. The assistants will reply to your questions at the times that were originally scheduled for the exercise sessions. If this turns out to be impractical, the times will be modified. Please, be active! Follow this link to join the workspace: https://join.slack.com/t/aaltolineaari-6lp1852/shared_invite/zt-f0mf08k0-2~Hj7ji56~cfiHAKHlcCDw
We try to keep the arrangements as simple as possible. We make additional rules if we see it necessary. The lecture arrangements are difficult but we already have some experience of it. Part of the lectures may be given by someone else than Dr. J. Malinen.
There is a huge number of students who have enrolled on the course. We impose no limits to student numbers due to the fact that not many courses are arranged on the fifth period, in 2020. There will be challenges since nothing like this has been tried before in Aalto University.
Live long and prosper.
Jarmo Malinen (lecturer) and Milo Orlich (head assistant)