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Course Description:


In taking a forestry course, you probably already have some interest in this field or would like to know more about forestry.

Knowing about forests can have economic, environmental, and social or recreational benefits.

Forest Use and Protection
is a course in which you will examine past and present uses of Canada's forests and how research and technology impact forest management.


Specifically:
  • You will describe past and present uses of forests in Alberta and Canada.
  • You will explain how the consumptive and non-consumptive use of forests has created a need for the sustainable management of forest regions.
  •  You will describe the role of research and technology in forest protection.
  •  You will look into how you might find a rewarding career that involves forest management.

  • Forest Use and Protection is a course that provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes pertaining to forest management.
  • There is no prerequisite for this course.
  • Forest Use and Protection is a 1 credit course; it will take a minimum of 25 hours to complete.
  • This course consists of six units that should be completed in sequence.
  • The course assessments include auto-graded quizzes and/or assignments that need to be completed with 50% or higher.
  • All units have one auto-graded quiz and/or assignment, which is based on the lesson contents in the unit.
  • All instructional content is provided through ADLC's secure website.
  • Students may arrange to video conference with the ADLC teacher either via Skype, Adobe Connect or Google Hangouts, when assistance is required.
  • Students may also phone, email, or text when requiring assistance.

Course Assessments:
  • Students have two attempts, on each quiz, to achieve 50% or higher, in order to "unlock" the next assessment.
  • Students who do not achieve 50% or higher, on a quiz, after two attempts, must contact the lead teacher.
  • Students will complete two assignments throughout the course.
  • The quizzes are worth 60% of the total course mark.
  • The assignments are worth 40% of the total course mark.
  • At the end of each unit, there is an auto-graded, multiple choice quiz and/or an assignment 
  • All units contain additional content in the form of interactives, videos, publications, etc.  Reading the additional information is mandatory and may appear in the quizzes and assessments.
  • There are numerous icons used in the course and students should be aware of their meaning:

Read information.

   Complete an assessment.
   Play a game.
   "Digging Deeper" section, designed to encourage students to build their knowledge of the lesson content.
    Practice - demonstrate the concept yourself.
    Take a quiz.
    Self-check - a review of the lesson concepts.

   Watch a video.
   Go to the website for more information.

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