|How to get started?||Thank you for visiting our course website on “Sustainable Use of Forest Ecosystem Services.” To get started with the course, please click the START HERE menu located at the top. Navigate through the sub-menus WELCOME TO THE COURSE, MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS and look up TOUR THE COURSE SITE . The menus contain helpful information on how to take and advance in the course.|
|How to navigate and search the course site?||The followings are the main menus on the header of the course website:
Once you click on each main menu, a sub-menu will appear to show you contents or learning module.
|Where to find general course information like course syllabus, schedule, etc.?||You can navigate through the OVERVIEW MENU to find details of course information. Once clicked, you will get the following sub-menus:
You may click the corresponding tabs on the left side to navigate between pages.
|How the course is structured/ What is the typical module learning sequence?||The course is organized in six modules. Each module comprises one to four topics. Each module typically consists of the module introduction, module objectives, topics of lecture, module self-test, and module summary. Each topics of lecture contains background information, lecture presentation, additional resources, and self-reflection questions. The self-reflection questions are given so that you can evaluate the knowledge you acquired from the lecture presentation and references.
You will need to download lecture presentation and all reading materials. These will aid you in understanding each module topic. Modules IV to VI require some prior knowledge on economics, mathematics, computing skills, and econometric modeling. You may need to consult basic economic, environmental economics, and econometric textbooks. For econometric modeling, you may use popular econometric softwares such as Stata, LIMDEP, SAS, SPSS, E-views, and so on.
|What are required assignments for a learning module?||The assignments for each module include self-reflection tests and activities for each topic.
To take online self-tests or reflection activities, go to each topic and then select self-reflection questions. e.g.
MODULE I –> Topic 1 –> Self-reflection Questions
|What to keep in mind while working on a learning module?||After completing each Module (view lecture presentations, read suggested materials, complete self-reflection questions), you can test your knowledge by completing self-reflection questions at the end of each topic and the module. The additional resources provide selected reading materials required to enhance understanding on the topics and to answer the self-reflection questions. We strongly recommend taking the Modules I to VI in order, as this will help you to understand the course better.|
|How to keep on track?||To keep on track with our course schedule, follow the suggested Course Schedule located in the OVERVIEW menu. We will provide you the suggested week allotment for each part of the module.|