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CS 140 Introduction to Computers
Hammond, Scott G.


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

S1T 2007 DLG

Faculty

Hammond, Scott G.

Title

Professor/Adjunct faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MBA, MCT, MCSD, MCDBA

Office Location

Cape Coral FL. EST

Office Hours

9-5 M- Sat

Daytime Phone

239-645-8980 (see hours above)

E-Mail

Scott.Hammond@pirate.park.edu

Semester Dates

S1T 2007

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

NA Asynchronous

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Textbook:  Williams, Sawyer, Using Information Technology, 7th edition.  Williams-Sawyer, ISBN#0-07-226071-8


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)

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

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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

Class Assessment:

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.

Grading:
 

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 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 acceptable.  Any credit received is at the discretion of the instructor.
  • 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.

     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

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

All students are expected to follow the rules for acceptable conduct and good manners.  Any student, who does not adhere to these guidelines will be excused from class and reported to the proper authorities.

I will check my Office and e-mail daily after 10:00 p.m. (CST or CDST). Expect a response from me within 24 hours. 

All assignments are to be completed on time and submitted to the correct course dropbox.  Special instructions regarding Excel and Access SimNet assignments will be given at the beginning of the week the assignment is due.  Late work will receive credit at the discretion of the instructor.  All computer assignments should be clearly marked with the student's name.  Word and Excel assignments should have a footer with the student's name, date and time completed, and page number.  Work received without identification cannot receive credit.

Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy.  If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.

Online Course Policies

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

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.

 

 

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 2006-2007 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
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.

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:

Course-Specific Policies:

All students are expected to follow the rules for acceptable conduct and good manners.  Any student, who does not adhere to these guidelines will be excused from class and reported to the proper authorities.


I will check my Office and e-mail daily after 10:00 p.m. (CST or CDST). Expect a response from me within 24 hours. 


All assignments are to be completed on time and submitted to the correct course dropbox.  Special instructions regarding Excel and Access SimNet assignments will be given at the beginning of the week the assignment is due.  Late work will receive credit at the discretion of the instructor.  All computer assignments should be clearly marked with the student's name.  Word and Excel assignments should have a footer with the student's name, date and time completed, and page number.  Work received without identification cannot receive credit.


Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy.  If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.

Online Course Policies




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 ability to answer more than 90% of test questions about application of Office software concepts that uses Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Synthesis is demonstrated by the student ability to answer more than 70 to 89% of test questions about application of Office software concepts that uses Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Synthesis is demonstrated by the student ability to answer more than 60 to 69% of test questions about application of Office software concepts that uses Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Synthesis is not demonstrated by the student ability to answer less than 60 of test questions about application of Office software concepts that uses Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Analysis is demonstrated by 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. Analysis is demonstrated by 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.. Analysis is demonstrated by 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 60 to 69% of the questions that compare/contrast basic terminology with current technology.. Analysis is demonstrated by the student's ability to compare and contrast basic computer terminology and how it has evolved with current technology developments.  The student does no demonstrate analysis when less than 60% of the questions are answered that compare/contrast basic terminology with current technology.. 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
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.. 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. Evaluation is demonstrated by correctly answering fewer than 60 to 69% of the questions regarding ethical uses.  implications of technology development and evaluation of Windows and Office concepts Evaluation is not demonstrated by correctly answering less than 60% of the questions regarding ethical uses and implications of technology development and evaluation of Windows and Office concepts. 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering more than 90% of the questions regarding (a) identification of basic computer terminology (b) comparison of new developments of IT and (c) operation of a microcomputer. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering more than 70 to 89% of the questions regarding (a) identification of basic computer terminology (b) comparison of new developments of IT and (c) operation of a microcomputer. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering more than 60 to 69% of the questions regarding (a) identification of basic computer terminology (b) comparison of new developments of IT and (c) operation of a microcomputer. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering more than 90% of the questions regarding (a) identification of basic computer terminology (b) comparison of new developments of IT and (c) operation of a microcomputer. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
4, 7, 8, 9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Recognition, articulation, and application of concepts are demonstrated by correctly answering more than 90% of the questions regarding computer applications and operating systems. Recognition, articulation, and application of concepts are demonstrated by correctly answering more than 70 to 89% of the questions regarding computer applications and operating systems. Recognition, articulation, and application of concepts are demonstrated by correctly answering more than 60 to 69% of the questions regarding computer applications and operating systems. Recognition, articulation, and application of concepts are not demonstrated by correctly answering less than 60% of the questions regarding computer applications and operating systems. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
8, 9, 10, 11                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Application is demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 90% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Application is demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 70 to 89% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Application is demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 60 to 69% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Application is not demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring less than 60% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
8, 9, 10, 11                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
The student's is able to correctly answer more than 90% of the test questions regarding choice of software and constructing products using Office Software. The student's is able to correctly answer more than 70 to 89% of the test questions regarding choice of software and constructing products using Office Software. The student's is able to correctly answer more than 60 to 69% of the test questions regarding choice of software and constructing products Office Software. The student's is not able to correctly answer more than 59% of the test questions regarding choice of software and constructing products using Office Software. 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
5, 12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Component skills are demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 90% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Component skills are demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 70 to 89% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Component skills are demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 60 to 69% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Component skills are not demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring less than 60% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules 
Relationship                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Outcomes
8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Relationship skills are demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 90% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Relationship skills are demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 70 to 89% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Relationship skills are demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 60 to 69% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Relationship skills are not demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring less than 60% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules 

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