CS 5754: Virtual Environments


Announcements & syllabus




    Literature review

    IRB information

    List of current projects


    Final report



Final Exam


Participation Grade

A perfect grade for participation simply means that the student attended class and demonstrated his/her pre-class preparation by preparing summaries of the readings, making relevant comments, and asking relevant questions during class time, especially the time allocated for discussion. The participation grade (20 percent total) will be calculated as follows:

  • 10 percent will be based on written responses to the assigned readings. Each week, several scholarly articles will be assigned relevant to the topic for that week. Students are responsible for reading and summarizing each article before the class period for which that article is assigned. Each student should prepare a written response for each article, as follows:
    • Each summary should be approximately 200-300 words, should be in the student's own words, and should contain important information about the article, including information not found in the abstract. The summary should also contain at least one question that the student would like to ask the author(s) of the article.
    • Summaries should be emailed to the instructor by class time on the day for which the article is assigned. (Note: students do not need to prepare a summary of the articles for which they will serve as discussant.)
    • It is not necessary for students to write summaries of readings assigned from the textbook.
  • 10 percent will be based on in-class discussion of readings during the Wednesday/Friday class meetings (or during other class meetings announced in advance). The instructor will assign a participation grade of 0, 1, or 2 points to each student each week for their participation in the discussions. Points can be earned by asking thoughtful and relevant questions, answering questions posed by the discussant or instructor, or making a thoughtful comment or criticism about the readings.