To contact your group members, please use the "Classmates" section on Coursera.
How to organise your group work
Schedule regular virtual meetings for which everyone prepares and by which the agreed tasks must be completed. You can use the template for a task list to structure your meetings.
Nominate one group member to moderate the virtual meetings.
Create an agenda which you circulate some days before the meeting. Every team member can then add discussion points and prepare for the meeting.
Schedule two online meetings with your supervisor (at the kick-off) to give an update on the progress of your Casecast and clarify possible questions.
Agree on deadlines everyone has to/is able to meet.
Agree on sending notifications when the deadline cannot be met.
Agree on a way to deal with conflicts, e.g. when members do not stick to the agreements or deadline.
Download project template
Download template agenda for virtual meetings
How to get started on Coursera
As a student in the Sigma course, you will receive an invitation email, which you are prompted to accept. You will then be taken to the course description page where you can select the “go to course” button to view course materials. If you do not yet have a Coursera account, you will be prompted to create one in the invitation email.
How to create a Coursera account:
Go to coursera.org.
At the top of the page, click ‘Sign up’.
Write your name, student email, and a password.
The SIGMA Global Virtual Course will be graded based on three elements: The online quizzes on Coursera, the CaseCast and a reflection paper.
|Online Quizzes on Coursera (individual work)||20 % (8 modules, 3 points each)|
|CaseCast (group work)||50 % (60 points)|
|Reflection paper (individual work)||30 % (36 points)|
The CaseCast will be assessed by your group supervisor according to rubrics, which provide information on what your supervisors will expect you to do in your CaseCast.
Since the participating institutions have different grading systems, you might also have additional tasks (e.g. homework essays,...). If this is the case, the lecturer(s) of your home university will let you know.