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CS 140 Introduction to Computers
Bates, Robbin L.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CS 140 Introduction to Computers

Semester

F1T 2006 DLJ

Faculty

Bates, Robbin L.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MBA
BS Business Management
Associates Avionics Technology and Education/Training Manangement

Office Hours

Monday - Friday:  5 pm - 10 pm (Central Standard Time)

Daytime Phone

405-869-7270

Other Phone

Fax: 405-869-7270

E-Mail

robbin.bates@park.edu

Semester Dates

Aug 21, 2006 - Oct 15, 2006

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Textbook:  Williams, Sawyer, Using Information Technology 6th edn. complete, McGraw-Hilll/Irwin, 2005.  ISBN #007288293X 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

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
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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Course Description:
This course introduces computer concepts, terminology, and applications to  enable students to use computers in their environment and career.  This  class will feature lectures, written assignments, and demonstrations of  computer concepts.  The lab will concentrate on hands-on computer lab  projects using the dominant Windows operating system and Office  applications.  Software will include Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and  Internet browsers.  Students will be introduced to the structure and use of  personal computer hardware, peripherals, comparison of popular operating  systems, recent history of technology and some ethical implications.  3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. List basic computer terminology.
  2. Explain the rapid development of computer technology in the last fifty years.
  3. Discuss some of the ethical implications of technology and its uses.
  4. Describe the main parts of a computer system.
  5. Operate a microcomputer.
  6. Use the current Windows Operating System.
  7. Recognize other Operating Systems (Mac, OS/2, ME, etc.)
  8. Use a word processing package to write advanced level term papers, resumes, and business letters.
  9. Construct a spreadsheet.  (Emphasis on needs of Accounting. Business, Computer Science, and Education students)
  10. Create a database. (Emphasis on needs of Computer Science, Education, and Business students.)
  11. Prepare a graphics software presentation on a beginning level for use in all future classes.
  12. Use the Internet and e-mail accounts on a beginning level.


Core Assessment:

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 exam, SimNet CD simulation, and hands-on Office assignments which count for more than 20% of the grade. Questions on the final exam will be developed to test at least ten of the twelve course core objectives.



  1. List
        basic computer terminology.
  2. Explain
        the rapid development of computer technology in the last fifty years.
  3. Discuss
        some of the ethical implications of technology and its uses.
  4. Describe
        the main parts of a computer system.
  5. Operate
        a microcomputer.
  6. Use
        the current Windows Operating System
  7. Recognize
        other Operating Systems (Mac, OS/2, ME, etc.)
  8. Use
        a word processing package to write advanced level term papers, resumes,
        and business letters.
  9. Construct
        a spreadsheet.  (Emphasis on needs
        of Accounting. Business, Computer Science, and Education students)
  10. Create
        a database. (Emphasis on needs of Computer Science, Education, and
        Business students.)
  11. Prepare
        a graphics software presentation on a beginning level for use in all
        future classes.
  12. Use
        the Internet and e-mail accounts on a beginning level.





Link to Class Rubric

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

Grading Scale for CS 140 Introduction to Computers
Textbook Chapters e-mailed to instructor    
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
SimNet 10
Week 2 Word Word SimNet Lesson 10
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 10
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 10
      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

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work is not acceptable.  Any credit received is at the discretion of the instructor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Overview and Course Goals:

Welcome to CS 140 - Introduction to Computers online. The next few weeks will require intensive effort to complete the Textbook assignments, Lab assignments, Quizzes and Tests, Weekly Threaded Discussions and Attendance requirements.

Textbook. The course textbook assignments will provide information about Information technology concepts, the Internet and World Wide Web, application and system software, computer hardware components, telecommunications and the relationship to Information Technology, file, databases, and e-commerce. How Information Technology affects society will be also be part of the course.

Office Lab Assignments. By the end of the course you should be proficient in the use of Windows XP, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and familiar with Access concepts and its relationship to Excel. The lab book and accompanying materials will aid you in your weekly hands-on computer assignments. Begin early every week to complete these assignments. In order to complete the course, a computer with Windows XP operating system and Office 2003 software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required.

Other Assignments will include participating in on-line discussions 1. What I have Learned 2. Students' Questions and Answers and 3. Peer review of artifacts.

Quizzes and a Final Test are required in this course. There will be a quiz Week 4 and the final Week 8.

Attendance is required and is considered part of your grade. Begin work early in the week and complete all assignments as soon as possible. This will allow time to have questions answered should you experience difficulty with technology or the concepts. It will also allow time to respond to the discussion threads in a thoughtful manner.

Week 1 The first thing to do is respond to the Introductions thread. The Textbook assignment will require you to read Chapter 1 Introduction to Information Technology and Chapter 2 The Internet & World Wide Web. After reading the chapters, take the MC (Multiple Choice) and FB (Fill in the Blank) on-line quizzes for each chapter found at McGraw-Hill.

There will be a Windows assignment to complete Week 1. Submit to the course drop box. Students need the SimNet CD to Install the simulation. The directions to Install Simnet are found in Doc Sharing. Students must respond several times a week to the Discussion threads.

Week 2 The Textbook assignment will require you to read Chapter 3 Application Software and Chapter 4 System Software. After reading the chapters, take the MC (Multiple Choice) and FB (Fill in the Blank) on-line quizzes for each chapter found at McGraw-Hill. Follow the directions to submit to the course dropboxes.

There is a SimNet Word Lesson tutorial assignment. SimNet directions are in Doc Sharing and by Week 1 you were to install and register SimNet. Your instructor will tell you how to comlete and submit the Word SimNet Lesson to the course.

Prior to completing any of the required lab assignments, students must use the Advantage Lab book and the data files (download using the Web Sites page in Course Home) to practice concepts and skills. Students should not skip ahead to complete the required assignments without the background knowledge necessary. After reviewing and practicing, then students should complete the required Word Assignments 1, 2, and 3. The files for those assignments are found in Doc Sharing. Submit to the course dropboxes. Students should form the habit of using the Help menu available in all Office 2003 applications--Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Respond several times a week to the Discussion threads set up by your instructor.

Students are encouraged to keep a weekly Journal of Textbook and Lab Book ideas and concepts learned through reading, discussion threads, and hands-on assignments. The Journal will enable the students to write the Week 8 Summaries. It is never too early to submit the Proctor Form for approval for the final test.

Week 3 The Textbook assignment will require you to read Chapter 5 Hardware--The CPU & Storage and Chapter 6 Hardware--Input and Output. There are review quizzes for each chapter to complete. Submit the quizzes to the correct dropboxes.

There are Word Assignments to complete. Prior to completing required assignments, students must practice the skills found in the Advantage Lab book. Skipping ahead usually results in frustration. Students should also use the Word Help function. After practicing using the Advantage lab book, students should follow the directions and complete assignments 4, 5, and 6. Submit to the course dropboxes. Respond several times a week to the Discussion threads set up by your instructor. Continue to use the Journal for textbook terminology, concepts and Office 2003 helpful tools. By Week 8 students will have a list to review and summarize.

Week 4 The Textbook assignment will require you to read Chapter 7 Telecommunications: Networks and Communications and Chapter 8 Files, Databases & E-Commerce. After reading the chapters, take the MC (Multiple Choice) and FB (Fill in the Blank) on-line quizzes for each chapter found at McGraw-Hill. Follow the directions and submit to the correct course dropbox.

There are Word Assignments to complete. Use the Advantage lab book, practice concepts, and then follow the directions and complete assignments 7, 8a, 8b, and 8c. Submit to the correct course dropboxes. Respond several times a week to the Discussion threads. Don't forget to cut and paste items of interest into the Journal for Week 8. Take the Quiz. Submit the Proctor Form found on the first page when you log on to the course.

Week 5 The Textbook assignment will require you to read Chapter 9 The Challenges of the Digital Age and Chapter 10 The Promises of the Digital Age After reading the chapters, take the MC (Multiple Choice) and FB (Fill in the Blank) on-line quizzes for each chapter found at McGraw-Hill. Take the 2 quizzes for each chapter, follow the directions and submit to the correct course dropboxes.

There is a PowerPoint presentation to view and a PowerPoint assignment to complete. Use the Advantage lab book for directions. Submit the completed PowerPoint Presentation as an attachment to one of the Discussion threads this week for peer review. There is a SimNet Excel Lessons assignment. Your instructor will tell you how to complete and submit this assignment to the course. Respond often to the Discussion threads. Don't forget to use the Journal.

Week 6 The Textbook assignment will require you to read Chapter 11 Information Systems. After reading the chapter, take the MC (Multiple Choice) and FB (Fill in the Blank) on-line quizzes for the chapter found at McGraw-Hill. Follow the directions as usual to submit the assignments to the proper course dropboxes.

There are Excel Assignments to complete. This will be a time-consuming week for lab work. Use your Advantage Lab book to practice the concepts and skills before attempting to follow the directions in the content area to the left to complete Excel assignments 1, 2, and 3. Submit to the correct course dropboxes. Respond in a timely manner to the Discussion threads set up by your instructor.

Be sure your Proctor Examination Form is submitted to your instructor this week in order to take the Final Examination.

Week 7 The Textbook assignment is to brieflysummarize the Challenges of the Digital Age (Chapter 9) in three or four paragraphs or more. Post the summary to the Discussion thread as a word attachment so other students may respond to your ideas.
There are Excel Assignments to complete. Use the Advantage lab book to review and practice the skills and concepts necessary before attempting to complete assignments 4, 5, and 6. Submit to the course dropboxes. Respond several times each week to the Discussion threads set up by your instructor.

Week 8 The first assignment is to summarize major textbook concepts you have read about, post and discuss in the threads. This will be part of your Discussion grade this week. It should be at least one page in length and show evidence of critical thinking on your part. Students who used the Journal every week will have the research completed for the assignment. The second assignment is to summarize some of the major hands-on Office concepts that you have learned in this course and discuss ways that you believe have been or will be beneficial. The is the second part of your discussion grade this week.

The Lab assignment is to complete the SimNet Access Lessons and submit to the course as directed by your instructor. The is the final week so say farewell in the Discussion thread. Take the Final Examination.
Congratulate yourself on a job well done!

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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 .

Additional Information:

Student Resources:


McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.


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Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.


Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email helpdesk@parkonline.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275).  To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.


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Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11,12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Synthesis  is demonstrated by the student without prompting to (a) correctly use the current Windows operating system, navigate to a designated Internet web site, complete the five SimNet CD Lesson modules at  90% accuracy or above.  The student will  (b) correctly answer more than 90% of the questions that require the student to identify basic computer terminology, compare new developments of IT, discuss some ethical implications of the use of technology, (c) prepare a word processed artifact,  manage data in a spreadsheet, and prepare a presentation. Synthesis  is demonstrated by the student with one prompt to (a) correctly use the current Windows operating system, navigate to a designated Internet web site, complete the five SimNet CD Lesson modules at  70 to 89% accuracy or above.  The student will (b) answer 70 to 89% of the questions that require the student to identify basic computer terminology, compare new developments of IT, discuss some ethical implications of the use of technology, (c) prepare a word processed artifact and manage data in a spreadsheet. Synthesis  is demonstrated by the student with two prompts to (a) use the current Windows operating system, navigate to a designated Internet web site, complete the five SimNet CD Lesson modules at  less than 70% accuracy.  The student will (b) answer fewer than 70%  of the questions that require the student to identify basic computer terminology, compare new developments of IT, discuss some ethical implications of the use of technology, (c) prepare a word processed artifact. Synthesis is not demonstrated because the student was unable to use the current Windows operating system when provided with more than two prompts and was unable to navigate to the Internet web site.  As a result no questions were answered. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Demonstrate the student's ability to compare and contrast basic computer terminology and how it has evolved with current technology developments.  The student will be able to correctly answer more than 90% of the questions that compare/contrast basic terminology with current technology. Demonstrates the student's ability to compare and contrast basic computer terminology and how it has evolved with  current technology developments.  The student will be able to correctly answer 70 to 89% of the questions that compare/contrast basic terminology with current technology. Demonstrates the student's ability to compare and contrast basic computer terminology and how it has evolved with  current technology developments.  The student will be able to correctly answer 70 to 89% of the questions that compare/contrast basic terminology with current technology. Demonstrates the student's ability to differentiate information in an organizational structure. Analysis is not demonstrated by not answering any questions regarding computer development and basic terminology 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Demonstrates the student's ability to understand the relative value of information based on prior knowledge. Evaluation is demonstrated by correctly answering more than 90% of the questions regarding data that involves ethical uses, implications of technology development, and evaluation of Windows and Office concepts. Demonstrates the student's ability to understand the relative value of information based on prior knowledge. Evaluation is demonstrated by correctly answering 70 to 89% of the  questions regarding data that involves ethical uses, implications of technology development, and evaluation of Windows and Office concepts. Demonstrates the student's ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge. Evaluation is demonstrated by correctly answering fewer than 70% of the questions regarding ethical uses.  implications of technology development and evaluation of Windows and Office concepts. Demonstrates the student's ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge. Evaluation is not demonstrated by correctly answering questions regarding ethical uses and implications of technology development. 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Demonstrates the student's ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering more than 90% of the questions regarding computer terminology, and operation of a microcomputer. Demonstrates the student's ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering 70 to 89% of the questions regarding computer terminology and operation of a microcomputer. Demonstrates the student's ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering fewer than 70% questions regarding computer terminology and operation of  a microcomputer. Use of terminology was not demonstrated.  No questions were attempted or answered. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
4, 7, 8, 9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The student can (a) recognize and articulate concepts relevant to core course topics and (b) construct appropriate artifacts. (a)Recognition and application is demonstrated by correctly answering more than 90% of the questions regarding computer applications and operating systems and (b) constructing three new artifacts in Word, Excel and PowerPoint using the current Windows O/S. The student can (a) recognize and articulate concepts relevant to core course topics and (b) construct appropriate artifacts. (a)Recognition and application is demonstrated by correctly answering 70 to 89% of the questions regarding computer applications and operating systems and (b) constructing at least two new artifacts in Word, Excel and/orPowerPoint using the current Windows O/S. The student can (a) recognize and articulate concepts relevant to core course topics and (b) construct appropriate artifacts. (a)Recognition and application is demonstrated by correctly answering fewer than 70% of the questions regarding computer applications and operating systems and (b) constructing one new artifact in Word, Excel and/or PowerPoint using the current Windows O/S. Recognition and articulation is not demonstrated.  The student was unable to answer correctly any questions regarding computer applications and operating systems. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
8, 9, 10, 11                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
The student is able to (a) apply three Office Software modules by constructing new artifacts that integrate core course topics using intermediate Word, Excel, and PowerPoint concepts as defined by the Advantage textbook. Student is (b) able to answer more than 90% of test questions about application of Office software concepts.  (c) Student is able to score more than 90% on the SimNet Learning Lessons in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. The student is able to (a) apply two of the three Office Software modules by constructing new artifacts that integrate core course topics using intermediate Word, Excel, and/or PowerPoint concepts as defined by the Advantage textbook. Student is  (b) able to answer 70 to 89% of test questions about application of Office software concepts.  (c) Student will score 70 to 89% on the SimNet Learning Lessons in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. The student is able to a)apply at least one of the Office Software modules by constructing a new artifact that integrates core course topics using basic Word, Excel, and/or PowerPoint concepts as defined by the Advantage textbook.   Student is  (b) able to answer fewer than 70% of the test questions about application of Office software concepts.  (c) Student scores less than 70% on the SimNet Learning Lessons in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Student is unable to demonstrate ability to use Office software as it relates to core course topics. Student answered none of the questions correctly about Office Software modules and is unable to use the applications to construct any required artifacts. 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
8, 9, 10, 11                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
The student's ability to (a) recognize and apply accepted methods in using Office Software and (b) construct artifacts Ability is demonstrated by (a) correctly answering more than 90% of the test questions regarding using, constructing, and accepted methods for creating artifacts and (b) preparing three or more artifacts with Office Software demonstrating correct use and choice of applications. The student's ability to (a) recognize and apply accepted methods in using Office Software and (b) construct artifacts Ability is demonstrated by (a) answering more 70 to 89% of the test questions regarding using, constructing, and accepted methods for creating artifacts and (b) preparing at least two artifacts with Office Software demonstrating correct use and choice of applications. The student's ability to (a) recognize and apply accepted methods in using Office Software and (b) construct artifacts Ability is demonstrated by (a) answering fewer than 70% of the test questions regarding using, constructing, and accepted methods for creating artifacts and (b) preparing at least one artifact with Office Software demonstrating correct use and choice of application. The student was unable to (a) answer any of the questions regarding using, constructing, and creating artifacts, and (b) was unable to prepare any artifacts with Office Software. 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
5, 12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Demonstrates student's ability to use accepted methods and standards in performing activities. Ability is demonstrated by correctly  using a microcomputer and Internet to complete all 3 of the required modules in the Office suite in constructing artifacts and completing the SimNet Lessons at 90% or above. Demonstrates student's ability to use accepted methods and standards in performing activities. Ability is demonstrated by correctly  using a microcomputer and Internet to complete  2 of the required modules in the Office suite in constructing artifacts and completing the SimNet Lessons at 70 to 89%. Demonstrates student's ability to use accepted methods and standards in performing activities. Ability  is demonstrated by correctly using a microcomputer and Internet to complete 1 of the required modules in the Office suite in constructing an artifact and completing the SimNet Lessons at 70% or below. Demonstrates student's ability to use accepted methods and standards in performing activities.  Student was not able to use a microcomputer and Internet to complete any of the required Office modules and the SimNet Lessons were not comleted. 
M/LL Courses                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Outcomes
8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
The artifact demonstrates student's ability to articulate and communicate concepts and activities Ability is demonstrated by the student producing an original newsletter artifact that demonstrates at least 5 intermediate level word processing concepts as defined by the Advantage textbook and passing the SimNet Word core test at 90% of above. The artifact demonstrates student's ability to articulate and communicate concepts.  Ability is demonstrated by Ability is demonstrated by the student producing an original newsletter artifact that demonstrates at least 3 intermediate level word processing concepts as defined by the Advantage textbook and passing the SimNet Word core test at a 70 to 89% level. The artifact demonstrates student's ability to articulate and communicate concepts, Ability is demonstrated by the student producing an original newsletter artifact that demonstrates fewer than 3 of the basic level word processing concepts as defined by the Advantage textbook and passing the SimNet Word core test at less than 70%. The artifact demonstrates the  student was unable to articulate and communicate concepts.  The student did not produce an artifact and was  unable to complete the SimNet Word core test. 

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