1.618.453.2777 Health Education
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Updated 8 June 2012
Dale O. Ritzel
Course Description - A beginning course that deals with the highway transportation system, traffic problems, the driving task, perception and implementation of the driver education classroom program. Observation of a teaching environment is included. Prerequisite: A valid driver's license.
NOTE: When starting out with this Web based
course, please read and review the assignments, course materials to purchase,
how to be successful in completing this course, and reading assignments below
before starting on the course topics. The instructor will be
happy to answer any questions you have at any time (email@example.com). Get started early
and work on the course each week. Many of the topic/information areas
have been placed into a .pdf format. You will
need to have installed Abode Reader on your computer in order to view .pdf files. Go to http://get.adobe.com/reader/ to
download Abode Reader.
The instructor will be happy to answer any questions you have at any time (firstname.lastname@example.org). Get started early and work on the course each week. Many of the topic/information areas have been placed into a .pdf format. You will need to have installed Abode Reader on your computer in order to view .pdf files. Go to http://get.adobe.com/reader/ to download Abode Reader.
NOTE: Since the Department will NOT print copies of the Illinois Driver Education Curriculum for me to give to students, I have been able to put parts of the Units on the HED 412s Web page. Go to Illinois Driver Education Curriculum to click on the appropriate units which you need to review. Some of the units are not available at this time.
Essential Course Materials
How to be successful in completing this course (very important statement to read and follow)
(Everything underlined are materials
that you need to read and review or tests that you need to take.) Only
take tests at the end of each topic after reviewing the topic material.
There are also assignments within many of the topic presentations that you
are required to complete and send via email to your instructor. So do
not just take the tests without reading the topic/content material and doing
the other assignments before taking the tests you are required to complete
and send via email to your instructor.)
*Traffic Crash Data Fact Sheets – Visit these traffic fact sheets, review the traffic crash information and write a paragraph on major traffic crash problems in the USA and Illinois today.
of Traffic Signs This
is a good Web site showing most of the traffic
signs found in the
*View video on traffic signs (5.10 minutes)
*Practice Traffic Law Test (complete and send to instructor)
*.08 BAC Law Fact Sheet (read and review)
*Also review the following Illinois Secretary of State booklets (.pdf files):
*View this short video on distractive driving (2:22 minutes)
of Effective Driving
*View this video on the Smith System (27.20 minutes)
*Foundations of Effective Driving Quiz (take quiz and send results to your instructor)
*Make sure you review the 6 units of the Perception of Driving Hazards videos (this link provides you with information on reviewing the 6 video units and of taking the video test) (the 6 video units and final video test can be viewed at http://web.coehs.siu.edu/faculty/ritzel/index2.htm ) (the videos are listed under 302 and are in 2 different formats) and then take the driver performance video test II as is discussed in your course syllabus. You must use this score sheet to record your responses to the driver performance test II and send to your instructor. Any other format for submitting your responses will not be accepted.
Information (Thoroughly read the link from the Rubber
Manufacturers Association, read about “PART”, review the items shown, and
write a one paragraph on the important features of tire safety. Submit
paragraph to email@example.com. Also review the 4 tire safety videos
shown on the RMA Web site.
Also review the 4 tire safety videos shown on the RMA Web site.
Money - Use either one of the fuel
cost calculators in this link and estimate annual fuel costs for your
vehicle. (You can find fuel cost information for specific makes and models in
a Car section.) Send the results you find to your instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FINAL EXAMINATION – complete and send to instructor after completing all assignments in the course.
Blank Assignment/Grades Score Sheet - You might want to print out a copy of this to keep track of your completed assignments and their scores.
Starting Fall Semester 2011, any student enrolled in a section of an Independent Learning (IL), Web based course through the SIUC Office of Distance Education (SIU Online and Off Campus Programs) offered during Fall semester 2011 and afterward and taught by Dale O. Ritzel will have to complete the course during the semester enrolled (16 weeks or less) (Summer semester is 8 weeks). An extension to complete the course is up to the instructor and would have to be approved by Distance Education. Since grades have to be received by the University at the end of the regular semester, the student will receive a grade of INC (incomplete) if an extension is approved. If an extension has been approved by Distance Education, then you have one year from the end of the semester which you initially enrolled in HED 412s to complete the course. If the work is not completed within one year, the University automatically turns the grade into an F. I will only complete and process a grade change card when you finish ALL of the course assignments. If the student does not complete the IL course in 16 weeks (8 weeks in summer), the final grade given after completion of all course work will be dropped by one grade up to the one year time frame. Do not ask me to sign a form allowing you to drop the course if the semester you were enrolled in the course has been completed. In order to receive a grade in any course, you must complete ALL assignments. The instructor reserves the right to have the student to redo any assignment which is not done well or is incomplete as to quality and specificity of the written directions for the assignment. Please note: All incompletes turn to an F upon Graduation, please plan accordingly and complete all course requirements at least a month prior to finals week. So if you enroll in this course during the semester in which you plan on graduating, then you need to complete the course during the regular semester.