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If for some reason you find an error or bug on this website please follow the instructions on this link: http://www.goymp.org/en/report

For questions and support regarding the YMP, please e-mail: admin@goymp.org

Below are Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) that might be helpful.

FAQ

General questions
What happens after I register?
Will I be obliged to do something after I have registered?
I understand that the registration is free, is the program free too?
What do I do when I have a technical problem?
How can I translate the site into my language?

Registration questions
I have registered but have not received any e-mail from the Young Masters Programme?
I have deleted the e-mail with my password. What should I do?
I have been invited as a teacher or student to join the YMP. What do I do next?

Course questions
How long is the course?
How does the course work?
When does the course start?
What is a student group?
What is a classroom?
How do I get access to a classroom?
Why do I have to wait for the classroom to be created?
What is a mission?
How does the credit system work?
How does the ranking system work?

Student questions
I have registered as a student and sent an invitation to my teacher. What do I do next?
I am now in a student group, what happens next?
How will I receive my diploma?
Will the people in my classroom get access to my e-mail address?

Teacher questions
I have registered as a teacher and invited several students. What do I do next?
How does a teacher create a student group?
Can I share the administration of a student group with another teacher?
How can I view my students’ assignments as a teacher?
What happens if my students are behind schedule?
What happens if my students are ahead of schedule?

The former YMP site questions
I am a student/teacher on the old YMP website. Do I have to register on the GoYMP website as well?
This new YMP website is great, but how does this effect groups that have already started the YMP course on the old website?

General

Q: What happens after I register?
A: By registering you will get access to the website. You can then explore and learn more about how the website and the YMP course works.

Q: Will I be obliged to do something after I have registered?
A: No, by registering you only become a member of the YMP website. By being a member you can explore and learn more about how the website and the YMP course works and invite your friends to explore the YMP. You will also receive news on when the YMP course starts.

Q: I understand that the registration is free, is the program free too?
A: Yes, that’s right, the registration at the GoYMP website and participation in the YMP is free of charge for all students and teachers.

Q: What do I do when I have a technical problem?
A: Contact our support team at support@goymp.org. If you follow the instructions on http://dev.goymp.org/en/report (only available for registered users) it makes it easier for our support staff to analyse and fix your problem.

Q: How can I translate the site into my language?
A: You can translate the site into 52 different languages using th free Google Chrome web browser.
Step 1: Download and install the Google Chrome web browser
Step 2: Use the translation toolbar in Google Chrome

Registration

Q: I have registered but have not received any e-mail from the GoYMP website?
A: First, please check your spam- or junk box in your e-mail. To avoid this in the future, we suggest that you add our e-mail address to your e-mail contact list.
Then, if you cannot find the e-mail from us in your spam box it could be that the e-mail address you provided in your registration was wrong, likely mis-spelled. In this case, the password will not have been sent to you. If you have not received the registration e-mail from us in 2 hours, please contact us at report@goymp.org.

Q: I have deleted the e-mail with my password. What should I do?
A: Go to the website: www.goymp.org. When you are asked to sign in, click on “Forgot your password?”. Type in your e-mail address and we will send you an e-mail with your account information.

Q: I have been invited as a teacher or student to join the YMP. What do I do next?
A: Click the link in the e-mail. After you have registered and set up your profile, you will be able to accept your invitation.

Course

Q: How long is the course?
A: The course will take approximately 20 weeks to complete if students spend an average 3-5 hours per week of study and research. After the course is completed, students can opt to also do a voluntary project work.

Q: How does the course work?
A: The YMP course material is divided into 24 missions. It takes about 3-5 hours to complete a mission. The student group needs to finish one mission per week to keep up with the pace of the rest of the global classroom. This is how a mission works:
1. Study the YMP course material.
2. As a student group, complete the mission’s off-line assignment.
3. One person posts your student group’s assignment to the global classroom, on behalf of the group.
4. In every third mission, students must give feedback on other groups’ assignments, and in return receive feedback on their own assignment.
Students and teachers receive a personal diploma when they have completed the YMP course.

Q: When does the course start?
A: The course starts as soon as a global classroom has been created.

Q: What is a student group?
A: To be able to participate in the YMP all students have to be placed in a student group by a teacher at their school. There can be 3-5 students in each group. The student group is then placed in a global virtual classroom together with 20 other groups from different countries.
A teacher can manage several student groups divided between different classrooms.
The members of a student group do all course missions, tasks and assignments together. Then, one member of the student group posts the mission assignment on behalf of the whole group. Although just one student is required to post the answers to each assignment, throughout the duration of the course, any of the students in the group can post the group’s answers to the tasks. It doesn’t have to be the same person each time.

Q: What is a classroom?
A: A classroom consists of 20 student groups from different countries and schools (60-100 students). Student groups must belong to a global classroom to be able to participate in the course. Once student groups are in a classroom, they will start the YMP at the same time. The students in the classroom will go through the course together at the same pace. Every third mission, the groups in a classroom will also review each other’s assignments and give and receive feedback in a peer review system. There are opportunities to chat to other students in your classroom on the GoYMP website, using the on-line chat space, called “Stories”. You can also send messages to other students in your classroom via your YMP inbox.

Q: How do I get access to a classroom?
A: A classroom is created automatically as soon as 20 student groups from at least three different countries, with the same required start date, are ready and available to start. You will receive a message in you inbox at the GoYMP website when a classroom has been generated for your student group/s.

Q: Why do I have to wait for the classroom to be created?
A: This depends on both the start time that the teacher has requested when creating the student groups and also on how many student groups are pending. A classroom will start when there are 20 student groups from at least three different countries ready to start the course.

Q: What is a mission?
A: The course material of the YMP is divided into missions. These are like chapters in a textbook. For each mission, the student group reads the course material and then at the end it has to do off-line tasks to complete the mission’s assignment. The assignment is then posted in the global classroom. Once the student group has completed a mission, the next mission will unlock. After completing each mission, students will be awarded credits.

Q: How does the credit system work?
A: You are basically awarded with credits for everything you achieve in the YMP.
100 credits are awarded for every mission your group completes.
2 credits are awarded for every star your assignment is graded with in the feedback mission. 5 is the highest grade. 1 is the lowest grade. Assignments are divided into 3 tasks.

E.g.
Task 1 is graded with 3 stars = 6 credits
Task 2 is graded with 4 stars = 8 credits
Task 3 is graded with 5 stars = 10 credits
Total credit for this assignment = 24 credits

You will be given the opportunity to earn extra credits by for example choosing to upload an photo with your assignment.

Q: How does the ranking system work?
A: The ranking works like a level system in a computer game. Your rank will increase with every mission you complete.

Student

Q:I have registered as a student and sent an invitation to my teacher. What do I do next?
A: Wait until the teacher has accepted your invitation and created a group of 3-5 students from your school. You will be notified by e-mail when that happens. In the next step, your student group will be placed in a global classroom. You will again be notified by e-mail when you have been assigned to a global classroom.

Q: I am now in a student group, what happens next?
A: You are waiting to be placed in a classroom. This might take some time depending on:
1. What starting date your teacher has requested; and
2. The number of other groups are waiting to be placed in a classroom.
In order for a classroom to be created, there needs to be 20 student groups with approximately the same start date, from at least 3 different countries, ready and registered to join the programme.

Q: How will I receive my diploma?
A: When you have completed the course you will be able to print your diploma (one time only). You can improve the grade on your diploma by opting to do voluntary project work after the completion of the course.

Q: Will the people in my classroom get access to my e-mail address?
A: No. Only the YMP-teacher at your school has access to your e-mail. Once you are on the GoYMP website, you can chat with the people in your classroom on-line in the social network page “Stories” or via message in your GoYMP mail inbox.

Teacher

Q: I have registered as a teacher and invited several students. What do I do next?
A: As soon as the students have accepted your invitation and registered on the GoYMP website you will be able to create a student group with 3-5 students in each group. You will get a message in your inbox on the GoYMP website as soon as a student has accepted you invitation.

Q: How does a teacher create a student group?
A: After registering on the GoYMP website as a teacher, you must invite students via the website. An e-mail is then sent out to the students that you have invited.
The student has to accept the invitation by registering on the site and pressing the 'Accept invitation' link shown in the registration process, or in their inbox on the GoYMP website. The teacher will then be able to create groups. There must be 3-5 students in each student group.

Q: Can I share the administration of a student group with another teacher?
A: Yes, you may have one co-teacher per student group. The teacher you wish to share the administration of a group with must be registered at the same school as you are. After the co-teacher has registered at the GoYMP website, you press the 'gears' icon next to the student group you wish to share, and press the 'add co-teacher' link.

Q: How can I view my students’ assignments as a teacher?
A: Open the student group view. Click on “Assignment” in “Stories” or press one of the filled squares in their progress bar.

Q: What happens if my students are behind schedule?
A: Student groups must keep up with the pace of the rest of the classroom in order to be able to give and receive feedback on their assignments. When a group is behind the classroom schedule their teacher will be notified and be asked to tell the students to speed up. When a group is three weeks behind they will get moved to another classroom that is further behind in the course.

Q: What happens if my students are ahead of schedule?
A: That is fine. They will need at least one other group that keeps the same pace to be able to complete their feedback missions. Feedback missions involve giving feedback on another student group's assignments.

The former YMP site

Q: I am a student/teacher on the old YMP website. Do I have to register on the GoYMP website as well?
A: Students and teachers in the old YMP website are welcome to register at www.goymp.org using the same e-mail address as on the old website. By using the same e-mail address, all your achievements will be transferred and converted into credits on the new GoYMP website by halfway through 2012.

Q: This new YMP website is great, but how does this effect groups that have already started the YMP course on the old website?
A: Students that are currently enrolled in the YMP and belong to a batch and a classroom on the old YMP website will have to finish the course on the old website. After they have completed the course, students can register on the new website with the same e-mail address they use on the old website. All achievements will be transferred and converted into credits on the new GoYMP website by the end of 2012.

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