CS 300 Technology in a Global Society
U1T 2006 DLA
D.B.A. Computer Information SystemsM.B.A. Henderson State UniversityB.A. Ouachita Baptist University
Tu 9-10pm CST
06/05/06 - 07/31/06
Textbook: Kizza, Joseph Migga. Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age, 2nd Ed., 2002, Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., #038795421-X.
DePalma, Computer Studies: Computers in Society, (05/06) 12th edition, McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2005. #0-07-296886-9.
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
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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 educational philosophy is to assist student in obtaining their degree and ultimately their life goals. In this course, I will serve as a mentor and facilitator for the student in their mission of learning the subject matter in this course.
Each week, opportunities will exist 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. 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.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: CS 300 online requires students to complete a group project the first four weeks of class. Students are expected to come to the course several times each week to participate with their group in developing the project. Students are also expected to complete assignments throughout the week.
Week 1 - 06/05/06 Overview includes an Introduce Yourself thread, Lecture, discussion threads with required responses, required readings from Kizza and Journal entries from DePalma readings. Groups will be formed that will research and write the Group Research paper that will be due during Weeks 2, 3, and 4. Complete directions regarding discussion thread postings, attachments, and readings will be part of each weekly lecture.
Week 2 - 06/12/06 has a lecture, discussion threads with required responses, required readings from Kizza and Journal entries from DePalma readings. The groups will post Part 1 of their research paper to the thread as an attachment for peer review and also to the correct dropbox.
Week 3 - 06/19/06 has a lecture, discussion threads with required responses, required readings from Kizza and Journal entries from DePalma readings. The groups will post Part 2 of their research paper to the thread as an attachment for peer review and also to the correct dropbox. This week students will post their topic to the correct discussion thread for the Individual Research paper to be completed Weeks 5, 6, and 7 of the course.
Week 4 - 06/26/06 has a lecture, discussion threads with required responses, and required readings from Kizza. The groups will post Part 3 of their research paper to the thread as an attachment for peer review and also to the correct dropbox. There will be a mid-term short answer/essay exam.
Week 5 - 07/03/06 has a lecture, discussion threads with required responses, required readings from Kizza and Journal entries from DePalma readings. Students will post Part 1 (Introduction) of their individual research paper to the thread as an attachment for peer review and also to the correct dropbox. Students may begin to submit the required paperwork for their final exam proctors.
Week 6 - 07/10/06 has a lecture, discussion threads with required responses, required readings from Kizza and begin work on the summary of the Journal readings which will be due Week 7. The students will post Part 2 (Research/Findings) of their individual research paper to the thread as an attachment for peer review and also to the correct dropbox. Students must submit the required paperwork for their final exam proctors.
Week 7 - 07/17/06 has a lecture, discussion threads with required responses. Students will post Part 3 (Conclusion) of their individual research paper to the thread as an attachment for peer review and also to the correct dropbox. Students will also post a summary of their Journal readings to the correct dropbox.
Week 8 - 07/24/06 has a lecture and discussion threads with required responses. Students will participate in What I have Learned… Discussion threads from Kizza and DePalma. The final exam will be taken this week. According to the School of Online Learning Policies, any student who does not take the final examination will automatically receive a grade of F.
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 85-87
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:5/20/2006 2:58:51 PM