CS 140 Introduction to Computers
U1T 2008 DLH
MS Computer ScienceMBABA Communications
Mountain Time Zone
Textbook: Textbook: Williams, Sawyer, Using Information Technology 7th edn. complete, McGraw-Hilll/Irwin, 2005. ISBN 13 9780072260717
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Additional Resources: Lab Requirements: 1. Coulthard/Hutchinson, Microsoft Office, 2003, Advantage Series lab book ISBN #007283447 2. Triad Interactive SimNet for Office 2003 Enterprise Edition Office Suite. ISBN #0073221171 Required Software: Students must have the following software installed on their computer: Windows XP and Office 2003 Student Edition (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Access will be taught using the SimNet module. This class uses the Microsoft Windows XP Operating System. Applications taught: Microsoft Office 2003 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) SimNet for Office 2003 (Office concepts including Access)
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as "disputatious learning" to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Students will use the Grade Book to track their grades throughout the course. Please allow time for submitted assignments to be posted. Generally speaking it will take 24 hours for a grade to be posted into the grade book. Early submissions will be graded but not viewable until the deadline for that assignment has passed. The Grading Rubric for assignments is posted in the Doc Sharing area of the course. a. Chapter Quizzes, Office Lab Assignments, Participation in class discussions, Mid-term and Final tests and Attendance will be taken into consideration for the course grade. (See Grading Scale below) b. The Textbook chapter concepts are evaluated each week by completing the online Multiple Choice and Fill in the Blank quizzes on the McGraw-Hill web site. The quiz results are graded online and should not be submitted until a 100% score is received. The directions at the end of each page should be followed to submit to the course for a grade. The quiz results should be saved and reviewed before the mid-term and final tests. c. The Windows Assignments Week 1 will be evaluated on development of a document submitted on time that displays the required elements as well as proper formatting, grammar, spelling, completeness and demonstrate the main ideas and concepts learned in this module. d. The Word Assignments Weeks 2, 3, and 4 will be evaluated on submitted documents received on time that demonstrate the application of concepts taught and exhibit correct formatting, spelling, creative thinking, and research skills if necessary. e. The Powerpoint Assignment Week 5 will be evaluated on submission by date due, the demonstration of skills taught, use of the tools on a beginning to intermediate level, and exhibiting creative use of media on the part of the student. Students are expected to participate in the peer review of the projects as part of the grade. f. The Excel Assignments Weeks 6 and 7 will be evaluated on spreadsheets submitted before or on the date due that demonstrate the application of concepts and exhibit correct formatting, data, and formulas. The formulas behind the data will be checked="checked" for accuracy. i. The SimNet Access Assignment will be evaluated as to timeliness and demonstrating that the Learning Core has been completed by submitting the scores from the SimNet module. j. Peer review of various weekly assignments as noted in the course are also taken into consideration as part of the participation grade. k. The Journal articles begun Week 2 will not be graded but will be beneficial to write the summaries for Weeks 7 and 8. The Week 7 and 8 summaries will be helpful to review for the final test Week 8. Week 7 and 8 summaries will be included as part of the Discussion grade for those weeks. l. Students will receive attendance grades using the Activity feature in the Gradebook. m. Students are expected to participate in all the Discussion threads at least 3 times or more a week. The threads will be helpful to answer any questions that will arise about lab or course work and gain knowledge of textbook concepts. Submission of Late Work: Late work is not the norm in this class. Any work submitted late will receive a 25% penalty for each week or part thereof. Proctored final examination/Project - This course requires a proctored final examination. See the information below:. A final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website. Other Information on proctored exams: It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor. Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor. A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval. Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade.
Grading: Course Grading Scale A = 90-100% 900-1000 B = 80-89% 800-899 C = 70-79% 700-799 D = 60-69% 600-699 F = < 60% 599 and below
Late Submission of Course Materials: Submission of Late Work: Late work is not the norm in this class. Any work submitted late will receive a 25% penalty for each week or part thereof.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Class Participation: It is extremely important to generate ideas and participate in class discussion. Students are required to participate in at least five out of every seven days. Participation includes adding new thoughts as well as commenting on fellow student responses. The understanding and application of concepts is best reinforced by communicating with others. I will be the observer/facilitator of this process and will be assessing your contributions to the topic-related discussions. From time to time, I will interject comments; but, for the most part, the discussions will be left to the class. I will also provide additional points to consider. Here is how I grade participation: Each Monday morning, I examine the Discussion Board for the previous week. You are expected to participate four days each week. I examine the quantity and quality of each student's contribution. If all your postings add significant value to the topics at hand, you will be graded as follows provided that your postings are spread out over four days: 8 or more postings -- 100% 6-7 postings -- 80% 4-5 postings -- 50% 2-3 postings -- 25% 0-1 posting -- 0%
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Grading Scale for CS 140 Introduction to Computers Unless otherwise indicated, all assignments must be submitted to the eCollege Dropbox. Week 1 1 MultChoice,Fill in Blank 20 Textbook 220 2 MultChoice,Fill in Blank 20 Lab 240 Week 2 3 MultChoice,Fill in Blank 20 Quiz/Test 300 4 MultChoice,Fill in Blank 20 Discussion 160 Week 3 5 MultChoice,Fill in Blank 20 Attendance 80 6 MultChoice,Fill in Blank 20 Total Points 1000 Week 4 7 MultChoice,Fill in Blank 20 8 MultChoice,Fill in Blank 20 Week 5 9 MultChoice,Fill in Blank 20 10 MultChoice,Fill in Blank 20 Week 6 11 MultChoice,Fill in Blank 20 Proctor Form 220 Due Week 6 Lab Book Week 1 Windows Assignment 1 20 Register SimNet 10 Week 2 Word Assign 1 Cover Letter 10 Assign 2 Resume 10 Assign 3 Fax 10 Week 3 Word Assign 4 Internet Search 10 Assign 5 Brochure 10 Assign 6 Newsletter 10 Week 4 Word Assign 7 Tables 10 Assign 8 Term Paper 20 Week 5 Powerpoint 20 SimNet Practice with Excel 10 Week 6 Excel Assign 1 Grade Book 10 Assign 2 Case Study 10 Assign 3 Case Study 10 Week 7 Excel Assign 4 Bookstore 10 Assign 5 Financial 10 Assign 6 Range Names & Émployment Chart 20 Week 8 Simnet Access 20 240 Quizzes and Tests Week 4 Mid-term 100 Week 8 Final 200 Weekly Threaded Discussions 8 weeks 20 points each week 160 Attendance 8 weeks 10 points each week 80
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