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CS 300 Technology in a Global Society
Perrine, Terry A.


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 300 Technology in a Global Society

Semester

F1T 2007 DL

Faculty

Perrine, Terry A.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MA Computer Resource and Information System Management
BA, Business Management

Office Location

Online

Office Hours

1000-2200 M-F

Daytime Phone

210-387-1529

E-Mail

Terry.Perrine@park.edu

taperrine@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

20 Aug - 14 Oct 2007

Class Days

Online

Class Time

Online

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Kizza, Joseph Migga. Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age, 2nd Ed., 2002, Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., ISBN #0-387-95421-X.
DePalma, Paul. Editor. Annual Editions, Computer Studies: Computers in Society, (06/07) 13th edition, 2006. McGraw-Hill Contemporary Learning Series.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

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FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.


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="true"="true"="true"="true" topics.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
My pedagogical philosophy is to mentor my students in achieving their life goals. By signing up to take a course the adult learner demonstrate a desire to achieve an academic level of knowledge in a particular subject matter.  Consequently, the approach that I take is that of a facilitator, aiding their pursuit of learning. And, to ensure that you receive the information that you need, when you need it, the first week of class, I will provide you with both my home and cell phone numbers.  Your time is very important to me.  Consequently, I encourage my students to call me with their questions so that we can get those questions answered as quickly as possible without waiting on email turn arounds.. Each week, I initiate opportunities 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

  1. Recognize the major historical implications of information technology.
  2. Assess some of the basic concepts of a global society influenced by Information Technology. (Singapore social system, English trading system, Privacy issues.)*
  3. Compare some of the effects of technology upon the cultures of different ethnic and racial groups in the United States and other countries. (Literacy and Artistic Expression in all types of media.)*
  4. Apply the tools for critical thinking, scientific reasoning and inquiry to emerging technologies and recognize, analyze and evaluate their possible effects upon the social, cultural, economic, and ethical values of the United States and the world. Knowledge of the history of Information Technology is necessary.
  5. Work as a member of a group in exchanging knowledge and ideas about technology and its role in the world.
  6. Collaborate with a group applying the literacies listed above in a mini-term paper format at least 15 to 18 pages (double-spaced) in length. This will provide practice in a group setting before writing the individual term paper.
  7. Maintain an individual electronic journal of all readings and reference sources in a word-processed journal to be handed in bi-weekly.
  8. Write a term paper using a modified format similar to that found in scientific technical journals. The paper will be at least 15 to 18 pages in length (double-spaced) and demonstrate evidence of applying the literacies to the topic.
  9. *These are only a few examples to illustrate and may cross all literacies areas in addition to the ones mentioned. Guidelines for the collaborative project paper and final term paper will be handed out at the end of week one. Evaluation Rubrics are similar for the Collaborative Research paper and Individual End of Term Research Paper.


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 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.


1. Recognize the major historical implications of information technology.


2. Assess some of the basic concepts of a global society influenced by
Information Technology. (Singapore
social system, English trading system, Privacy issues.)*


3. Compare some of the effects of technology upon the cultures of different
ethnic and racial groups in the United
States
and other countries. (Literacy and
Artistic Expression in all types of media.)*


4. Apply the tools for critical thinking, scientific reasoning and inquiry
to emerging technologies and recognize, analyze and evaluate their possible
effects upon the social, cultural, economic, and ethical values of the United States
and the world. Knowledge of the history of Information Technology is necessary.


5.  Work as a member of a group in exchanging knowledge and ideas about technology and
its role in the world.


6. Collaborate with a group applying the literacies listed above in a
mini-term paper format at least 15 to 18 pages (double-spaced) in length. This
will provide practice in a group setting before writing the individual term
paper.


7. Maintain an individual electronic journal of all readings and reference
sources in a word-processed journal to be handed in bi-weekly.


8. Write a term paper using a modified format similar to that found in
scientific technical journals. The paper will be at least 15 to 18 pages in
length (double-spaced) and demonstrate evidence of applying the literacies* to
the topic.
 
*Literacies as defined in the syllabus are:
Analytical and Critical Thinking, Community and Civic Responsibility, Scientific Inquiry, Ethics and Values, and Literacy and Artistic Expression



Link to Class Rubric

Class 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
Total:                                      1005

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. No wall flowers. 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.

7. Eating and drinking in the classroom is at the students discretion. Likewise, trash pickup. However, you should please be advised that I have given the janitors the term off, and act accordingly.

8.  Students are advised that they are responsible for disposal of smoking materials, and providing their own ash receptacles and cuspidors.  Any student who wishes to do so may also provide their own personal fans, heaters, and/or personal air filtration systems as they deem appropriate..

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Per the Course Calendar:

Week 1: 20 - 26 Aug 07

Discussion

NOTE: The Discussion assignments are just that: A discussion. You are graded on your discussion (aka peer review) of other students work, NOT THE WORK THAT YOU POST!

NOTE 2: You can be honest with your peer reviews, and, with the exception of being abusive or attacking (flaming) another persons work, I encourage you to be so, as long as your comments are constructive. Your discussion comments will not affect your peers grade.

Post Kizza Ch 1 Test Your Knowledge (TYK) to appropriate Discussion thread,

Post substantive Peer Reviews of TWO other students TYK postings

Post DePalma Readings synopsis to appropriate Discussion Thread

Post substantive Peer Reviews of two other students DePalma postings

Post Group Topic to the appropriate Discussion Topic.

NOTE: ALL members of the group MUST post a copy of the Group Topic assignments

Homework

NOTE: All home work assignments MUST be posted into the corresponding dropbox to receive credit. Failure to post homework assignments to the appropriate Dropbox will result in a zero grade for that assignment Download and read "What is Critical Thinking.pdf" from DocSharing

Download TYK form from "DocSharing" for use with all TYK assignments

Read Course Home "Helpful Hints"

Note: The Helpful Hints are not an "optional" assignment

Post Kizza 1 Test Your Knowledge (TYK) form to Kizza 1 Discussion Thread and Submit a copy to the Week 1 Kizza 1 Dropbox

Post Kizza 2 TYK form to Dropbox

Post DePalma 1-2 synopsis to the online Journal and Week 1 DePalma 1-1-2 Dropbox

Groups Paper

Locate your group assignment

Establish communications with your Group

Review the Group Rubric.

Select a Group Paper topic.

You must participate in the group to receive Group Paper credit.

All group members MUST post a copy of the Group Topic to the Discussion Thread

Week 2: 27 Aug - 2 Sep 07

Discussion

NOTE: The Discussion assignments are just that: A discussion. You are graded on your discussion (aka peer review) of other students work, NOT THE WORK THAT YOU POST

NOTE 2: You can be honest with your peer reviews, and, with the exception of being abusive or attacking (flaming) another persons work, I encourage you to be so, as long as your comments are constructive. Your discussion comments will not affect your peers grade.

Post KIzza 3 TYK to appropriate Discussion thread

Post substantive Peer Reviews of TWO other students TYK postings

DePalma 3 –4 to appropriate Discussion thread,

Post substantive Peer Reviews of TWO other students DePalma postings

Post your Groups Paper Introduction

Post substantive Peer Reviews of TWO other Introduction in a group other than your own

Homework

NOTE: All home work assignments MUST be posted into the corresponding dropbox to receive credit. Failure to post homework assignments to the appropriate Dropbox will result in a zero grade for that assignment. To ensure that I can access your work, assignments posted to the Dropbox should be in rich text format (.rtf). Work in non .rtf format may not be accepted for grade. Kizza 3 TYK - Post to Week 3 Online Dropbox; Kizza 4 TYK - Post to Online Dropbox DePalma 3-4 Post to the online Journal and online Dropbox

Groups Paper
EVERYONE –ALL GROUP MEMBERS - Post a copy of your Group Paper Introduction to the Week 2 Paper 2 dropbox.

Note: You must participate in the group to receive Group Paper credit.

Week 3: 3 -9 Sep 07
Discussion

NOTE: The Discussion assignments are just that: A discussion. You are graded on your discussion (aka peer review) of other students work, NOT THE WORK THAT YOU POST

NOTE 2: You can be honest with your peer reviews, and, with the exception of being abusive or attacking (flaming) another persons work, I encourage you to be so, as long as your comments are constructive. Your discussion comments will not affect your peers grade.

Post Kizza 5 TYK;

Post substantive Peer Reviews of TWO other students TYK postings

DePalma 5 - 6 Summaries;

Post substantive Peer Reviews of two other students DePalma postings

Groups Paper Part 2

·

Everyone post a copy of your Groups Paper Part 2;

·

Post substantive Peer Reviews of two other Introduction in a group other than your own

Post your proposed individual Paper topic

Using the instructions provided in Week 1 Groups, post your proposed individual Paper topic.

Homework
NOTE: All home work assignments MUST be posted into the corresponding dropbox to receive credit. Failure to post homework assignments to the appropriate Dropbox will result in a zero grade for that assignment. To ensure that I can access your work, assignments posted to the Dropbox should be in rich text format (.rtf). Work in non .rtf format may not be accepted for grade. Kizza 5 TYK

Post a copy of your Kizza 5 TYK to the Week 3 Kizza 5 Dropbox;

Kizza 6 TYK –

Post a copy of your Kizza 6 TYK to the Week 3 Kizza 6 Dropbox;

Depalma 3-4

·Post DePalma 3-4 summaries to the online Journal

·Post DePalma 3-4 to online Dropbox

Groups Paper

ALL GROUP MEMBERS

Post a copy of your Group Paper Part 2 to the Week 2 Paper 2 Dropbox.

·

Note: This is the body of your paper. Ensure that your Table of Contents labels appear as section headings in your paper Body.

·Also ensure that you watch spelling, grammar and punctuation.

·You must participate in the group to receive Group Paper credit.

Week 4: 10 - 16 Sep 07

Mid Term Exam

Take the online Mid Term Exam NLT 17 Sep.

Discussion

NOTE: The Discussion assignments are just that: A discussion. You are graded on your discussion (aka peer review) of other students work, NOT THE WORK THAT YOU POST

NOTE 2: You can be honest with your peer reviews, and, with the exception of being abusive or attacking (flaming) another persons work, I encourage you to be so, as long as your comments are constructive. Your discussion comments will not affect your peers grade.

Post Kizza 7 TYK; Post Kizza 75 TYK;

Post substantive Peer Reviews of TWO other students TYK postings

ALL GROUP MEMBERS post a copy of your Groups Completed Paper to the discussion thread

Post two substantive Peer Reviews in KIzza AND Groups Paper topics.

Homework

NOTE: All home work assignments MUST be posted into the corresponding dropbox to receive credit. Failure to post homework assignments to the appropriate Dropbox will result in a zero grade for that assignment. To ensure that I can access your work, assignments posted to the Dropbox should be in rich text format (.rtf). Work in non .rtf format may not be accepted for grade. Kizza 7 TYK - Post to Dropbox

Kizza 8 TYK - Post to Dropbox

Groups Paper

ALL GROUP MEMBERS Post a copy of your completed Group paper to the Dropbox

Note: This is a formal academic paper, and will be evaluated accordingly.

Week 5: 17 - 23 Sep 07

Proctor

Identify your Final Exam Proctor

Discussion

NOTE: The Discussion assignments are just that: A discussion. You are graded on your discussion (aka peer review) of other students work, NOT THE WORK THAT YOU POST!

NOTE 2: You can be honest with your peer reviews, and, with the exception of being abusive or attacking (flaming) another persons work, I encourage you to be so, as long as your comments are constructive. Your discussion comments will not affect your peers grade.

Post KIzza 9 TYK

Post two substantive Peer Reviews

DePalma 7 & 8 Summaries

Post two substantive Peer Reviews

Post a copy of your Individual Paper Introduction.

Post two substantive Peer Reviews

Homework

NOTE: All home work assignments MUST be posted into the corresponding dropbox to receive credit. Failure to post homework assignments to the appropriate Dropbox will result in a zero grade for that assignment. To ensure that I can access your work, assignments posted to the Dropbox should be in rich text format (.rtf). Work in non .rtf format may not be accepted for grade. Post Kizza 9 TYK to Week 5 Kizza 9 Dropbox

Post Kizza 10 TYK to Week 5 Kizza 10 Dropbox

Post DePalma 7 - 8 summary to Journal and Week 5 DePalma Dropbox
Individual Paper Post a copy of your Individual paper Introduction to the Week 5 Indiv 1 Dropbox

Week 6: 24 - 30 Sep 07

Discussion

NOTE: The Discussion assignments are just that: A discussion. You are graded on your discussion (aka peer review) of other students work, NOT THE WORK THAT YOU POST

NOTE 2: You can be honest with your peer reviews, and, with the exception of being abusive or attacking (flaming) another persons work, I encourage you to be so, as long as your comments are constructive. Your discussion comments will not affect your peers grade.

Post KIzza 11 TYK to Discussion thread

Post substantive Peer Reviews of TWO other students TYK postings

Post a copy of your Individual Paper body in the topic thread.

Post two substantive Peer Reviews in each Discussion topic

Homework
NOTE: All home work assignments MUST be posted into the corresponding dropbox to receive credit. Failure to post homework assignments to the appropriate Dropbox will result in a zero grade for that assignment. To ensure that I can access your work, assignments posted to the Dropbox should be in rich text format (.rtf). Work in non .rtf format may not be accepted for grade. Post Kizza 11 TYKs to the Kizza 11 dropbox

Individual Paper

Post your Individual Paper body to the Indiv 2 Dropbox
Final Exam Preparation:

Final Examination Directions and Rubric

The final exam is open book, open note. The time limit will be 2 hours and it will be taken with a Proctor. Be ready with your books, papers, and notes before you begin the exam. There will be two separate essay questions. Select one question to answer. The essay will be worth 200 points. Try to limit your essay to no more 7 or 8 paragraphs.

Students should arrange for access to a word processor to take the exam.

You may have a copy of the final exam with you in your notes, however, a copy of this Final Exam Rubric is also included with the final exam.

The final exam rubric is as follows:

Grading Rubric: Each of the following sections will comprise twenty percent of your final exam grade:

Introduction:

Identify the key ideas related to the topic

Body:

Explain the significant issues identified in the introduction . Discuss both pros and cons of the issues. Answer all facets of the question.

Conclusion:

Arrive at a conclusion supported by the ideas identified in the body of your writing.

Recommendations:

 

Recommend a course of action to address the issues you have raised. Tell us what you would have us do about these issues.

To ensure that you receive credit for each part of your answer, I urge you to label each section of your answer!

Additional comments on the final exam:

The final exam is 200 points toward your final grade, and consists of a written essay. There are two major topics. You will pick one of the two topics to write on. Under each of the topics are a number of questions to answer in your discussion of the topic.

Your essay MUST be arranged in the essay format shown in the rubric above. I strongly urge that you label each section to ensure that you received credit for that section.

Section 1: Introduction (50 points)

Briefly mention some of the issues related to the topic you have chosen, and explain why these issues are important.

Section 2: Body (50 points)

Discuss EACH of the listed questions under your chosen topic.

Section 3: Conclusion: (50 points)

Explain what conclusions that you have arrived at in your examination of this topic.

Section 4: Recommendations: (50 points)

This is CRITICAL! More people miss (do not make any recommendations) or answer the recommendations inadequately (weak, lacking specificity) than any other segment of the final exam. You must have REAL recommendations. "Bomb the Apshai Penninsuala." That is a real recommendation. "Call your congressional representative." That's a real recommendation. "Picket in front of the Supreme Court." That's a real recommendation. "Talk to your neighbors and inform them of the significance of the issue." That's a real recommendation. Do NOT confuse a conclusion (the meaning that you draw from the stated information) as a recommendation (The course of action that you want us to follow). They are not the same, and you will not receive credit for conclusions listed as recommendations. Be specific. We have to live in and be a part of the world. This is not an exercise in academic theory. Do NOT tell me what you would like some undefined person(s) buried in the nebulous depth of your imagination should do. We live in real life, and I expect a real life answer, not some fantasy pie in the sky.

Week 7: 1 - 7 Oct 07
Discussion

NOTE: The Discussion assignments are just that: A discussion. You are graded on your discussion (aka peer review) of other students work, NOT THE WORK THAT YOU POST

NOTE 2: You can be honest with your peer reviews, and, with the exception of being abusive or attacking (flaming) another persons work, I encourage you to be so, as long as your comments are constructive. Your discussion comments will not affect your peers grade.

Post a Summary of the DePalma readings.

Post substantive Peer Reviews of TWO other students DePalma summary

Post a copy of your completed Individual Paper.

Post two substantive Peer Reviews in each topic

Homework
NOTE: All home work assignments MUST be posted into the corresponding dropbox to receive credit. Failure to post homework assignments to the appropriate Dropbox will result in a zero grade for that assignment. To ensure that I can access your work, assignments posted to the Dropbox should be in rich text format (.rtf). Work in non .rtf format may not be accepted for grade. Post a Summary of the DePalma readings.

Post two substantive Peer Reviews of other students DePalma Summaries.

Individual Paper
Post your completed Individual Paper to the Indiv 3 Dropbox

Ensure that you post your completed individual paper, in its entirety.

Note: This is a formal academic paper, and will be evaluated accordingly.

Week 8: 8 - 14 Oct 07

Discussion

NOTE: The Discussion assignments are just that: A discussion. You are graded on your discussion (aka peer review) of other students work, NOT THE WORK THAT YOU POST!

NOTE 2: You can be honest with your peer reviews, and, with the exception of being abusive or attacking (flaming) another persons work, I encourage you to be so, as long as your comments are constructive. Your discussion comments will not affect your peers grade.

Discuss what you have Learned from Kizza;

Post two substantive peer reviews in each topic

Discuss what you have learned from DePalma;

Post two substantive peer reviews in each topic
Final Exam

Take your proctored Final Exam.

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Warning: Plagiarism will not be tolerated in this class. If you are caught cheating in this class, you will receive an F. You will not be the first person to receive an F in this class for this reason. But hopefully, the last person will be exactly that: the last.

According to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Fifth Edition, Page 117:

"Material directly quoted from another author's work..." "... should be reproduced word for word. Incorporate a short quotation (fewer than 40 words) into text) and enclose the quotation with double quotation marks"

"Display a quotation of 40 or more words in a freestanding block of typewritten lines and omit the quotation marks. Start such a block quotation on a new line and indent the block about 1/2 in. (1.3cm or five spaces) from the left margin (in the same position as a new paragraph). If there are additional paragraphs within the quotation, indent the first line of each an additional 1/2 in. The entire quotation should be double spaced."

Due to the limitations of our online classroom environment, there may be times when the above standard is not practical. However you can still indicate material that is quoted from another source, and provide an appropriate reference citation of that source.

Failure to acknowledge and cite quoted material may result in a failing grade for the assignment and the course.

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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 .


Attachments:
What is Critical Thinking

Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
2, 3, 7, 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to creatively apply prior knowledge, skills, and journal readings to produce an original artifact.





Synthesis is demonstrated by using more than two examples from the textbook, journal, and references that exhibit proper application to the topic. (b) The artifact demonstrates in-depth comparison of basic concepts.


 
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to creatively apply prior knowledge, skills, and journal readings to produce an original artifact.





Synthesis is demonstrated by using at least two examples from the textbook, journal, and references that exhibit proper application to the topic.  (b) The artifact demonstrates comparison of basic concepts.


 
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to creatively apply prior knowledge and skills to produce an original artifact.





Synthesis was not demonstrated by using  only one example from the textbook, journal entries were incomplete, and/or references were incomplete (b) the artifact attempted to demonstrate comparison of basic concepts.


 
The artifact was not attempted or demonstrates the student's inability to creatively apply prior knowledge and skills to produce an original artifact.





Synthesis was not demonstrated with no examples from the textbook, no journal entries and/or references   (b) no comparison attempted to demonstrate comparison of basic concepts.


 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to recognize more than two of the major historical implications of information technology and ability to assess more than two of the basic concepts of a global society influenced by Information Technology. The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to recognize at least two of the major historical implications of information technology and ability to assess at least two of the basic concepts of a global society influenced by Information Technology. The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to recognize at least one of the major historical implications of information technology and ability to assess at least one of the basic concepts of a global society influenced by Information Technology. The artifact was not attempted or demonstrates the student's inability to recognize any of the major historical implications of information technology and inability to assess any of the basic concepts of a global society influenced by Information Technology. 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
4, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge.





Evaluation:  The student produced artifact demonstrated that the student was able to effectively apply the tools for critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and inquiry based on knowledge of emerging technologies and recognize, analyze and evaluate at least two of their possible effects upon the social, cultural, economic and ethical values of the United States and the world.  The student cited at least two resources/ideas produced as a member of a group that demonstrated knowledge and ideas about technology and its role in the world.


 
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge.





Evaluation: The student produced artifact demonstrated that student was able to apply the tools for critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and inquiry based on knowledge of emerging technologies and recognize, analyze and evaluate one of the possible effects upon the social, cultural, economic and ethical values of the United States and the world.  The student cited one or two resources/ideas produced as a member of a group that demonstrated knowledge and ideas about technology and its role in the world.


 
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge.





Evaluation: The student produced artifact demonstrated that student was unable to apply any of the tools for critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and inquiry based on knowledge of emerging technologies and was unable to recognize, analyze and evaluate any of the possible effects upon the social, cultural, economic and ethical values of the United States and the world.  The student did not cite any resources/ideas produced as a member of a group that demonstrated knowledge and ideas about technology and its role in the world.


 
The artifact was not attempted or demonstrates the student's inability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge.





Evaluation: The student did not produce an artifact or the produced artifact demonstrated that student made no attempt to apply any of the tools for critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and inquiry based on knowledge of emerging technologies.  The student made no attempt to recognize, analyze and evaluate any of the possible effects upon the social, cultural, economic and ethical values of the United States and the world.  The student was unable to cite any resources/ideas produced as a member of a group (or did not work as a group member) that demonstrated knowledge and ideas about technology and its role in the world.


 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1,2, 5, 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Use of terminology is demonstrated by using the electronic journal, and textbook in writing the three basic areas of the artifact:  1.Introduction, 2.Research and 3.Conclusion. The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly using the electronic journal, and textbook in writing at least two of the three basic areas of the artifact:  1.Introduction, 2.Research and 3.Conclusion. The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly using the electronic journal, and textbook in writing at least one of the three basic areas of the artifact:  1.Introduction, 2.Research and 3.Conclusion. The artifact was not attempted or demonstrates the student's inability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Use of terminology is not demonstrated.  There was no use of the electronic journal or textbook resources in writing any of the three basic areas of the artifact:  1.Introduction, 2.Research and 3.Conclusion. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
4, 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to recognize and articulate concepts relevant to core course topics. The student-produced artifact that uses more than two examples from the textbook, readings, group discussions, and electronic journal and reference sources demonstrates recognition and articulation. The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to recognize and articulate concepts relevant to core course topics. Recognition and articulation is demonstrated by


the student produced artifact that uses at least two examples from the textbook, readings, group discussions, and electronic journal and reference sources.  


 
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to recognize and articulate concepts relevant to core course topics. The student-produced artifact that uses fewer than two examples from the textbook, readings, group discussions, and electronic journal and reference sources demonstrates recognition and articulation. The artifact was not attempted or demonstrates the student's inability to recognize and articulate concepts relevant to core course topics. No attempt to produce an artifact or the student did not produce an artifact that uses any resource examples from the textbook, readings, group discussions, and/or electronic journal and reference sources. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to use principles as they relate to core course topics.





Application is demonstrated by the artifact that exhibits clear and concise understanding of the historical implications of IT, demonstrates more than two of the basic concepts of IT influence on a global society, compares two or more of the effects of technology upon cultures of different ethnic and racial groups in the US and other countries, effectively applies the tools for critical thinking and scientific reasoning, is able to evaluate more than two possible effects upon the social, cultural, economic, and ethical values of the US and world;  lists, cites, and uses more than two ideas developed in group discussions and written in the electronic journal.  The format for the artifact follows all directions and no grammar or spelling mistakes are made.  All aspects of the topic are clearly stated.


 
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to use principles as they relate to core course topics.





Application is demonstrated by


The artifact that exhibits good understanding of the historical implications of IT, demonstrates at least two of the basic concepts of IT influence on a global society, compares at least two of the effects of technology upon cultures of different ethnic and racial groups in the US and other countries, applies the tools for critical thinking and scientific reasoning, is able to evaluate at least two possible effects upon the social, cultural, economic, and ethical values of the US and world; lists, cites, and uses at least two ideas developed in group discussions and written in the electronic journal.  The format for the artifact follows all directions and few grammar and spelling mistakes are made.  Most aspects of the topic are clearly stated


 
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to use principles as they relate to core course topics.





Application is demonstrated by


The artifact that exhibits some understanding of the historical implications of IT, demonstrates at least one of the basic concepts of IT influence on a global society, compares at least one of the effects of technology upon cultures of different ethnic and racial groups in the US and other countries, applies some of the tools for critical thinking and scientific reasoning, is able to evaluate at least one possible effect upon the social, cultural, economic, and ethical values of the US and world, lists, cites, and uses at least one of the ideas developed in group discussions and written in the electronic journal.  The format for the artifact follows some of the directions, many grammar and spelling mistakes are made.  Exhibits limited knowledge of the topic.


 
No artifact was produced or the attempted artifact demonstrates the student's inability to use principles as they relate to core course topics.





Application is not demonstrated.  The artifact does not exhibit understanding of the historical implications of IT, does not demonstrate any of the basic concepts of IT influence on a global society, does not compare any of the effects of technology upon cultures of different ethnic and racial groups in the US and other countries, does not apply any of the tools for critical thinking and scientific reasoning.  The artifact does not evaluate any possible effects of IT upon the social, cultural, economic, and ethical values of the US and world; does not list cite, or use any the ideas developed in group discussions (did not participate in group discussions); did not maintain a written electronic journal.  No artifact was produced or artifact was poorly written with many grammatical errors and spelling mistakes.   Exhibits no knowledge of the topic. 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to write a term paper using a modified format similar to that found in scientific technical journals.  The paper will be at least 15 to 18 pages in length (double spaced) and demonstrates evidence of applying all the literacies* to the topic. The paper has 3 parts 1.Introduction, 2.Research, 3.Conclusion, Resources cited (Bibliography) and demonstrated Concept comprehension, use of more than two examples and references, all terms and definitions are used correctly, the conclusion is brief, clear and agrees with the preceding portions of the paper.  All directions were followed and there were no spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to


write a term paper using a modified format similar to that found in scientific technical journals.  The paper will be at least 15 to 18 pages in length (double spaced) and demonstrates evidence of applying most of the literacies* to the topic. The paper has 3 parts 1.Introduction, 2.Research, 3.Conclusion, Resources cited (Bibliography) and demonstrated Concept comprehension, use of two examples and references, all terms and definitions are used correctly, the conclusion is brief, clear and agrees with the preceding portions of the paper.  All directions were followed and there were no spelling mistakes or grammatical errors


 
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to


write a term paper using a modified format similar to that found in scientific technical journals.  The paper was less than 15 pages in length (double spaced) and applying fewer than two of the literacies* to the topic. The paper did not have 3 parts 1.Introduction, 2.Research, 3.Conclusion, Resources cited (Bibliography) did not apply to the topic, few definitions were used correctly, a conclusion of the topic may exist but lacks clarity and does not agree with the preceding portions of the paper.  Failure to follow directions.  Poor command of English.


 
An artifact was not produced or the artifact did not demonstrate the student's ability to


write a term paper using a modified format similar to that found in scientific technical journals.  The paper was less than 15 pages in length (double spaced) and did not demonstrate any evidence of applying the literacies* to the topic. The paper did not have 3 parts 1.Introduction, 2.Research, 3.Conclusion, Few or no resources were cited. definitions when used were incorrect. Directions were not followed and/or poor command of English.


 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1, 2, 5, 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to recognize more than two of the major historical implications of information technology, assess two or more basic concepts of a global society, incorporate more than one idea from the group exchange as noted in the paper and use an electronic journal for readings and reference sources. The artifact demonstrates the student's ability to recognize at least two of the major historical implications of information technology, assess at least two basic concepts of a global society, incorporate at least one idea from the group exchange as noted in the paper and use an electronic journal for readings and reference sources. The artifact demonstrates the student was able to recognize at least one of the major historical implications of information technology, or was able to assess at least one basic concept of a global society, and or able to incorporate at least one idea from the group exchange as noted in the paper and or did not use an electronic journal for readings and reference sources The artifact was not produced or it demonstrates the student was unable to recognize any of the major historical implications of information technology, was unable to assess any of the basic concepts of a global society, was unable to incorporate any ideas from the group exchange as noted in the paper and/or did not use an electronic journal for readings and reference sources. 
Relationship                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Outcomes
8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates student's ability to articulate and communicate with evidence of applying all five literacies:  Analytical and Critical Thinking, Community and Civic Responsibility,


Scientific Inquiry, Ethics and Values, and Literacy and Artistic Expression.


 
The artifact demonstrates student's ability to articulate and communicate with evidence of applying at least three out of five literacies:  Analytical and Critical Thinking, Community and Civic Responsibility,


Scientific Inquiry, Ethics and Values, and Literacy and Artistic Expression


 
The artifact demonstrates student's ability to articulate and communicate with evidence of applying two of the literacies:  Analytical and Critical Thinking, Community and Civic Responsibility,


Scientific Inquiry, Ethics and Values, and Literacy and Artistic Expression


 
The artifact was not produced or it demonstrates student's inability to articulate and communicate.  There was no evidence of applying any of the literacies: Analytical and Critical Thinking, Community and Civic Responsibility,


Scientific Inquiry, Ethics and Values, and Literacy and Artistic Expression


 

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