CS 321 Web Programming I
F2T 2008 DL
Kalata, Kathleen M.
Coordinator of Course Development/Senior Online Instructor
In the Online Classroom
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Introduction to Programming with Java: A Problem Solving Approach (Paperback) by John Dean (Author), Ray Dean (Author) (Available in January 2008) McGraw-Hill Science ISBN-10: 0073047023 ISBN-13: 978-0073047027
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses must include a core assessment tool that measures the degree to which students learn the course's learning outcomes. School policy dictates that a student's performance on the core assessment tool must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade. For this course, the tool consists of the final exam. Therefore, the final exam must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade (preferably, it will count for more). School policy dictates that the core assessment tool must cover at least 75% of a course's learning outcomes. To ensure compliance, all CS 321 instructors are required to give the same final exam. See the attached final exam artifact and artifact solution. To prevent cheating, students are strictly forbidden from keeping the final exam, the solutions, or copies of either.
There are four categories of questions in the final exam:
(relevant learning outcomes – 2, 6)
Given a problem description, produce a solution in the form of a short program or a method(s).
Exam questions: 18-19
See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.
Communication: (relevant learning outcome – 5)
Short answer questions that ask the student to explain various concepts and trace and debug code fragments and/or programs.
Exam questions: 15-19
Key discipline concepts/terminology:
(relevant learning outcomes – 1, 5, 6)
Multiple-choice and true/false questions that ask the student about CS 321 concepts.
Exam questions: 1-14
(relevant learning outcomes – 4, 6)
Exam questions: 15-17
The ICS Program Coordinator will analyze core assessment results for a sampling of all ICS courses offered. In analyzing the results, the ICS Program Coordinator will grade the exams using the (very specific) grading criteria shown on the exam solution. The final grade is in the form of a percentage where the percentages equate to the following levels of success:
Does not meet expectations
65% to 84%
No exam graded.
The ICS Program Coordinator will use the core assessment scores to compare results across all instructional modalities.
* See the Course Schedule for due dates for all of the assignments.
Participation in Weekly Discussions (8)
Lab Homework (3)
Graded Quizzes (3)
Here is a breakdown of the Homework/Lab Activities:
Below 59.9 %
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Technical difficulties, problems with computer software, web server, work schedule or other problems are not excuses for late homework. If your assignment is late, you will receive a 0 for the assignment.
However, the instructor does grade the code and gives credit even if the assignment is incomplete or does not function correctly. You are BETTER off turning in your assignment, then skipping it!
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Please follow the schedule posted in the online classroom.
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87You will be asked to submit web programming homework. All images and graphics need have the course cited in the comments of the code. The source of any third party code or scripts used must clearly be documented in the code and will not be counted toward your grade.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90Course Attendance requirements will require all students to log into the course at least once during each week.
If you log into the course, you are assumed to be a student in the course.
If you want to withdraw, please do so right away. Other students may be able to enroll. Furthermore, there are deadlines set by Park regarding the procedures for withdrawal and tuition and fees. Please contact Park registration right away if you plan to withdraw.
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 .
Each student brings different life experiences, points of view, and ways of knowing to our classroom and our learning environment. Everyone should plan to become an active member of the learning community.
You are also required to complete the Introductions discussion during week 1. Course Participation requirements will require you to log in more frequently and are outlined in detail in the course syllabus. (see Course Participation for the rubric in the Online Classroom on participation requirements and grading criteria.
If you cannot participate adequately, you should consider taking this course in a face to face mode. Learning how to program, and program web applications is complex and requires substantial reading and practice. You cannot simply skim readings, complete a single web page and expect to do well in the course.
Do NOT use Wikipedia or your book as a primary reference in any discussion! You can mention it, but your discussion should also contain other resources! As you see in the rubric, you need outside resources, not just your textbook!
You MUST read ALL postings by the instructor!
Participation Rubric - Please review the Participation Requirements in the Course Participation page which contains a grading rubric for your participation in this course.
Last Updated:10/6/2008 12:11:33 PM