CS 144 Beginning Programming with Multimedia Projects
F1FF 2007 FA
Christopherson, Leo B.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
BA MathematicsM Ed Education Tech
Aug 20, 2007 - Oct 15, 2007
5:00 - 10:00 PM
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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There are three categories covered in the final exam:
(relevant learning outcomes – 3, 4)
Given a problem description, break down the problem by producing a design using visual and textual storyboards.
Exam tasks: 1-2
See the exam solution for details on how to score the tasks.
(relevant learning outcomes – 2, 3, 5, 6)
Given a problem description, create a solution in the form of an Alice program that uses the concepts studied in Chapters 2 – 7 of the textbook.
Exam tasks: 3-10
Given a problem description, choose the correct commands, methods and functions to tell the story. Debug the code to get a working program.
The ICS Program Coordinator will analyze core assessment results for a sampling of all ICS courses offered. In analyzing the results, the ICS Program Coordinator will grade the exams using the (very specific) grading criteria shown on the exam solution. The final grade is in the form of a percentage where the percentages equate to the following levels of success:
Does not meet expectations
65% to 84%
No exam graded.
The ICS Program Coordinator will use the core assessment scores to compare results across all instructional modalities.
Programming assignments, projects, presentations, and examinations.
Programming assignments 50%, projects 15%, presentations 15%, and examinations 20%.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Please contact the instructor if classwork will be late.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Computer lab information will be announced during the first meeting of the class.
XHTML Text Assignments,
Alice Text Assignments,
1. Aug 21,
Brief intro to XHTML and our text.,
Get Alice running and explore the first two tutorials. Go through Chapters 1 & 2 in class with programming assignments as homework.,
Announce the individual and team 3D programming projects to be presented to the class during the last class session.,
2. Aug 28,
Read Chapter 1 for next time. Work various text exercises.,
Go through Chapter 3 in class with programming assignments as homework.,
3. Sep 4,
Read Chapter 2 for next time. Work various text exercises.,
Go through Chapter 4 in class with programming assignments as homework.,
4. Sep 11,
Read Chapter 3 for next time. Work various text exercises.,
Go through Chapter 5 in class with programming assignments as homework.,
Midterm Exam over textbook work.,
5. Sep 18,
Read Chapter 4 for next time. Work various text exercises.,
Go through Chapter 6 in class with programming assignments as homework.,
6. Sep 25,
Read Chapter 5 for next time. Work various text exercises.,
Go through Chapter 7 & 8 in class with programming assignments as homework.,
7. Oct 2,
Go through Chapter 9 in class with programming assignments as homework.,
Final Exam over textbook work.,
8. Oct 9,
Class 3D Project presentations,
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Last Updated:7/13/2007 11:01:08 AM