CS 300 Technology in a Global Society
U1T 2006 DL
Perrine, Terry A.
MA Computer Resource and Information System ManagementBA, Business Management
5 Jun - 30 Jul 06
Textbook: Kizza, Joseph Migga.
Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age,
2nd Ed., 2002,
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.,
DePalma, Paul. Editor.
Computer Studies: Computers in Society, (05/06)
12th edition, 2005.
Course Description: This course presents the social, political, economic, multicultural, and ethical issues surrounding the use of computers and computer technology. Course work includes class discussion, readings, collaborative projects and formal term papers on selected topics. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: My pedagogical philosophy is to mentor my students in achieving their life goals. By signing up to take a course the adult learner demonstrate a desire to achieve an academic level of knowledge in a particular subject matter. Consequently, the approach that I take is that of a facilitator, aiding their pursuit of learning. And, to ensure that you receive the information that you need, when you need it, the first week of class, I will provide you with both my home and cell phone numbers. Your time is very important to me. Consequently, I encourage my students to call me with their questions so that we can get those questions answered as quickly as possible without waiting on email turn arounds..
Each week, I initiate opportunities to explore the subject matter through the assignment of online forum discussions, dropbox assignments, peer reviews and projects. Through formative assessment of the learners weekly performance, I guide their successful examination and analysis of the subject matter. The course culminates in a final summative assessment that provides each student the opportunity to demonstrate their accomplished understanding of the course material.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the relevant Departmental Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities. The core assessment for this course is a final paper, which counts for 20% of the grade. The final paper requires that an artifact be developed to test at least seven of the eight course core objectives.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Class assessment is based on class particpation, homework assignments, group project paper, individual paper, midterm and final exams
Grading: Kizza 11 Assignments = 220
DePalma 5 Assignments = 100
Discussion 8 Weekly = 160
Group Paper 3 Assignments = 75
Indiv Paper 3 Assignments = 150
MT/Final Test = 300
Late Submission of Course Materials: Not accepted without prior limited time approval
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Ground Rules for On-line Participation
Please consider for a moment the ground rules governing our online discussions.
1.Everyone will participate in conference discussion. No wall flowers. Everyone must participate in the weekly discussion topics. Conventions of "on-line etiquette," which include courtesy to all users, will be observed.
2.Students should use Email for messages or questions to the instructor and other students. The Class Conference is for discussion of the assigned discussion topic and peer review comments relevant to the discussion topic.
3.Since the weekly discussion threads are a moderated open forum, you should be prepared to explain and defend your discussion postings. In addition, all members of the class are encouraged and expected to any and all discussions. There is no such thing as a private or closed discussion in the discussion threads.
4.Don't take peer review and discussion posting comments personally. Please confine your postings to the discussion topics.
5. Comments aimed at individuals are inappropriate. If you notice comments that appear to be personally directed, please email me. I will remove / edit those comments as appropriate.
6.Students are expected to complete at least 4 hours per week of conferencing or other appropriate online activities, including sending/receiving Email and navigating and conducting research over the World Wide Web.
7. Eating and drinking in the classroom is at the students discretion. Likewise, trash pickup. However, you should please be advised that I have given the janitors the term off, and act accordingly.
8. Students are advised that they are responsible for disposal of smoking materials, and providing their own ash receptacles and cuspidors. Any student who wishes to do so may also provide their own personal fans, heaters, and/or personal air filtration systems as they deem appropriate..
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Per the Course Calendar
Week 1: 05 - 11 Jun
Discussion Post KIzza Ch 1, DePalma Readings, Group Topic to the appropriate Discussion Topic. Post two substantive Peer Reviews in each topic
Homework Kizza 1 Test Your Knowledge (TYK) form (Submit to Dropbox)
Kizza 2 TYK form (Submit to Dropbox)
DePalma 1-2 Post to the online Journal and online Dropbox
Groups Paper Review the Group Rubric. Select a Group Paper topic. You must participate in the group to receive Group Paper credit.
Week 2: 12 - 18 Jun
Discussion KIzza 3 TYK; DePalma 3 - 4; Everyone post a copy of your Groups Paper Introduction; Post two substantive Peer Reviews in each topic
Homework Kizza 3 TYK - Post to Online Dropbox;
Kizza 4 TYK - Post to Online Dropbox/..
DePalma 3-4 Post to the online Journal and online Dropbox
Groups Paper EVERYONE Post a copy of your Group Paper Introduction to the Week 2 Paper 2 dropbox. You must participate in the group to receive Group Paper credit.
Week 3: 19 Jun - 25 Jub
Discussion Post KIzza 5 TYK; DePalma 5 - 6 Summaries; Everyone post a copy of your Groups Paper Part 2; Using the instructions provided in Week 1 Groups, Post your proposed individual Paper topic. Post two substantive Peer Reviews in KIzza, DePalma AND Groups Paper topics.
Homework Kizza 5 TYK - Post to Online Dropbox;
Kizza 6 TYK - Post to Online Dropbox;
DePalma 3-4 Post to the online Journal and online Dropbox
Groups Paper EVERYONE Post a copy of your Group Paper Part 2 to the Week 2 Paper 2 Dropbox. Note: This is the body of your paper. Ensure that your Table of Contents items appear in the paper Body. Also ensure that you watch spelling, grammar and punctuation. You must participate in the group to receive Group Paper credit.
Week 4: 26 Jun - 2 Jul
Mid Term Exam Take the online Mid Term Exam NLT 9 Apr.
Discussion Post KIzza 7 TYK; EVERYONE post a copy of your Groups Completed Paper Post two substantive Peer Reviews in KIzza AND Groups Paper topics.
Homework Kizza 7 TYK - Post to Online Dropbox
Kizza 8 TYK - Post to Online Dropbox
Groups Paper Post a copy of your completed Group paper to the Dropbox
Week 5: 3 Jul - 9 Jul
Proctor Identify your Final Exam Proctor
Discussion Post KIzza 9 TYK; DePalma 7 & 8 Summaries and a copy of your Individual Paper Introduction. Post two substantive Peer Reviews in each topics
Homework Post Kizza 9 and 10 TYKs to the Kizza 9 and Kizza 10 dropboxes
Post DePalma 7 - 8 summary to Journal and Dropbox
Individual Paper Post a copy of your Individual paper Introduction to the Indiv 1 Dropbox
Week 6: 10 Jul - 16 Jul
Final Exam Preparation Note online Final Exam Preparatoins
Discussion Post KIzza 11 TYK; Post a copy of your Individual Paper body in the topic thread. Post two substantive Peer Reviews in each topic
Homework Post Kizza 11 TYKs to the Kizza 11 dropbox
Individual Paper Post your Individual Paper body to the Indiv 2 Dropbox
Week 7: 17 Jul - 23 Jul
Discussion Post a Summary of the DePalma readings. ; Post a copy of your completed Individual Paper. Post two substantive Peer Reviews in each topic
Homework Post a Summary of the DePalma readings. Post two substantive Peer Reviews.
Individual Paper Post your completed Individual Paper to the Indiv 3 Dropbox
Week 8: 24 Jul - 30 Jul
Discussion Discuss what you have Learned from Kizza; Discuss what you have learned from DePalma; Post two substantive peer reviews in each topic
Final Exam Take your proctored Final Exam.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87Warning: Plagiarism will not be tolerated in this class.
According to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Fifth Edition, Page 117:
"Material directly quoted from another author's work..." "... should be reproduced word for word. Incorporate a short quotation (fewer than 40 words) into text) and enclose the quotation with double quotation marks"
"Display a quotation of 40 or more words in a freestanding block of typewritten lines and omit the quotation marks. Start such a block quotation on a new line and indent the block about 1/2 in. (1.3cm or five spaces) from the left margin (in the same position as a new paragraph). If there are additional paragraphs within the quotation, indent the first line of each an additional 1/2 in. The entire quotation should be double spaced."
Due to the limitations of our online classroom environment, there may be times when the above standard is not practical. However you can still indicate material that is quoted from another source, and provide an appropriate reference citation of that source.
Failure to acknowledge and cite quoted material may result in a failing grade for the assignment and the course.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:6/1/2006 2:51:38 PM