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CS 140 Introduction to Computers
Mahoney, Kevin M.


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

U1T 2009 DLC

Faculty

Mahoney, Kevin M.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BS Busines - Management Information Systems
MS Computer Information Systems
D.B.A. (ABD)

Office Location

Virtual

Office Hours

11-2 Friday

Daytime Phone

321-256-9418

E-Mail

kevin.mahoney@park.edu

Semester Dates

06/01/2009 - 07/26/2009

Class Days

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Using Information Technology: Complete, 8th Edition
Brian K. Williams, Stacy Sawyer
ISBN 9780073516752
 
GO With Microsoft Office 2007, Custom Edition 
Gaskin, Bohn, et al., Pearson Custom Publishing/Pearson
ISBN 0558167063

SimNet
Online for Microsoft Office 2007 Suite
McGraw-Hill ISBN 0077297695

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

Required Software:

  1. Office 2007 Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) need to be installed on student's computer
  2. Windows XP operating system is recommended **
  3. SimNet software purchased in the textbook list above

** Park University is not supporting Vista at this time. Vista users must contact their computer reseller for any problems encountered with this OS.

**Macintosh users need the latest edition of MS Office and OS for the Mac. SimNet on a Mac should use Firefox and the latest Mac OS. SimNet (McGraw-Hill) does not guarantee 100% accessibility on a Mac at this time. However, many Mac users have not reported any problems using SimNet on their machines. Park University IT does not support Macintosh users.

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


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.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  • List basic computer terminology.
    MoSTEP
    1.1.1 The general studies include the arts, communications, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, sciences, and the social sciences.
    1.2.11.1 demonstrates an understanding of instructional technology concepts and operations;
    SPAs

    NAEYC 5

    ACEI 5.1

    NMSA 7.K10

  • Explain the rapid development of computer technology in the last fifty years.
    MoSTEP
    1.1.1 The general studies include the arts, communications, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, sciences, and the social sciences.
    1.2.11.1 demonstrates an understanding of instructional technology concepts and operations;
    1.2.11.6 demonstrates an understanding of the social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve (PK-12) schools and applies that understanding in practice.
    SPAs

    NAEYC 5

    ACEI 5.1

    NMSA 7.K10

  • Discuss some of the ethical implications of technology and its uses.
    MoSTEP
    1.2.11.6 demonstrates an understanding of the social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve (PK-12) schools and applies that understanding in practice.
    SPAs

    NAEYC 5

    ACEI 5.1

    NMSA 7.K10

  • Describe the main parts of a computer system.
    MoSTEP
    1.1.1 The general studies include the arts, communications, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, sciences, and the social sciences.
    1.2.11.1 demonstrates an understanding of instructional technology concepts and operations;
    SPAs

    NAEYC 5

    ACEI 5.1

    NMSA 7.K10

  • Operate a microcomputer.
    MoSTEP
    1.1.1 The general studies include the arts, communications, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, sciences, and the social sciences.
    1.2.11.1 demonstrates an understanding of instructional technology concepts and operations;
    SPAs

    NAEYC 5

    ACEI 5.1

    NMSA 7.K10

  • Use the current Windows Operating System.
    MoSTEP
    1.1.1 The general studies include the arts, communications, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, sciences, and the social sciences.
    1.2.11.1 demonstrates an understanding of instructional technology concepts and operations;
    SPAs

    NAEYC 5

    ACEI 5.1

    NMSA 7.K10
  • Recognize other Operating Systems (Mac, OS/2, ME, etc.)
    MoSTEP
    1.1.1 The general studies include the arts, communications, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, sciences, and the social sciences.
    1.2.11.1 demonstrates an understanding of instructional technology concepts and operations;
    SPAs

    NAEYC 5

    ACEI 5.1

    NMSA 7.K10

  • Use a word processing package to write advanced level term papers, resumes, and business letters.
    MoSTEP
    1.1.1 The general studies include the arts, communications, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, sciences, and the social sciences.
    1.2.11.1 demonstrates an understanding of instructional technology concepts and operations;
    SPAs

    NAEYC 5

    ACEI 5.1

    NMSA 7.K10

  • Construct a spreadsheet. (Emphasis on needs of Accounting. Business, Computer Science, and Education students)
    MoSTEP
    1.1.1 The general studies include the arts, communications, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, sciences, and the social sciences.
    1.2.11.1 demonstrates an understanding of instructional technology concepts and operations;
    SPAs

    NAEYC 5

    ACEI 5.1

    NMSA 7.K10

  • Manipulate a database. (Emphasis on needs of Computer Science, Education, and Business students.)
    MoSTEP
    1.1.1 The general studies include the arts, communications, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, sciences, and the social sciences.
    1.2.11.1 demonstrates an understanding of instructional technology concepts and operations;
    1.2.11.4 uses technological applications to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies;
    SPAs

    NAEYC 5

    ACEI 5.1

    NMSA 7.K10

  • Prepare a graphics software presentation on a beginning level for use in all future classes.
    MoSTEP
    1.1.1 The general studies include the arts, communications, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, sciences, and the social sciences.
    1.2.11.1 demonstrates an understanding of instructional technology concepts and operations;
    SPAs

    NAEYC 5

    ACEI 5.1

    NMSA 7.K10
  • Use the Internet and e-mail accounts on a beginning level.
    MoSTEP
    1.1.1 The general studies include the arts, communications, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, sciences, and the social sciences.
    1.2.11.1 demonstrates an understanding of instructional technology concepts and operations;
    1.2.11.5 uses technology to enhance personal productivity and professional practice;
    SPAs
    NAEYC 5

    ACEI 5.1

    NMSA 7.K10



    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. Manipulate 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:

    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. (Rubric available at end of document)

    Midterm -- Given in Week 4, taken 1 time, multiple choice questions in eCollege
    Discussions -- weekly students are required two original postings a week and respond to at least two other student postings. Appropriate grammar and correct spelling is required. Students are required to post more than "I agree".
    SimNet -- required software that are tutorial based lessons, this is a completion grade. No points are given for incomplete assignments. SimNet Online may be purchased through the Park bookstore.
    Lab Assignments -- are weekly starting week 1.  See the projects listed each week in e-College. Students are required to have Office 2007: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for the lab assignments.
    Quizzes -- 20 questions per chapter, given in e-College, taken repeatedly until student earns 100%. The quizzes are from "Using Information and Technology" textbook".
    Final Exam -- CS 140 will have a final proctored test.  It will last 2 hours.  No notes, no books, no calculators or laptops allowed. 

    Grading:
     

    Assessments and Grading Scale

     

     

     

    Number

    Total Value

    Complete  Week

    Exams (300)

     

     

     

    Mid-Term

    1

    100

    Week 4

    Final

    1

    200

    Week 8

    Discussions

    15

    150

    Weekly

    SimNet (100 Points)

     

     

     

    Register

    1

    10

    Course Home

    Windows Lesson

    1

    10

    Week 1

    Word (2 lessons)

    2

    20

    Week 2

    PowerPoint (2 Lessons)

    2

    20

    Week 5

    Excel (2 lessons)

    2

    20

    Week 6

    Access (2 lessons)

    2

    20

    Week 8

    Lab Projects (230)

     

     

     

    Project 5A

    1

    10

    Week 2

    Project 5B

    1

    10

    Week 2

    Project 6A

    1

    10

    Week 2

    Project 6B

    1

    10

    Week 2

    Ptoject 6D

    1

    10

    Week 2

    Project 7A

    1

    10

    Week 3

    Project 7B

    1

    10

    Week 3

    Project 8A

    1

    10

    Week 3

    Project 8B

    1

    10

    Week 3

    Project 15A

    1

    10

    Week 4

    Ptoject 15B

    1

    10

    Week 4

    Project 16A

    1

    10

    Week 4

    Project 16B

    1

    10

    Week 4

    Project 17A

    1

    10

    Week 5

    Project 17B

    1

    10

    Week 5

    Project 17Z

    1

    10

    Week 5

    Project 9A

    1

    10

    Week 6

    Project 9B

    1

    10

    Week 6

    Project 9E

    1

    10

    Week 6

    Project 10A

    1

    10

    Week 7

    Project 10B

    1

    10

    Week 7

    Project 11A

    1

    10

    Week 7

    Project 11B

    1

    10

    Week 7

    Summative Assignments (20)

     

     

    Textbook Summary

    1

    10

    Week 8

    Project 22ASummative

    1

    10

    Week 8

    Quizzes (200 points)

     

     

     

    Using Info Tech Ch1

    1

    20

    Week 1

    Using Info Tech Ch2

    1

    20

    Week 1

    Using Info Tech Ch3

    1

    20

    Week 2

    Using Info Tech Ch4

    1

    20

    Week 3

    Using Info Tech Ch5

    1

    20

    Week 3

    Using Info Tech Ch6

    1

    20

    Week 4

    Using Info Tech Ch7'

    1

    20

    Week 5

    Using info Tech Ch 8

    1

    20

    Week 6

    Using Info Tech Ch 9

    1

    20

    Week 6

    Using Info Tech Ch 10

    1

    20

    Week 7

     

     

    1000

     



    Course Grading Scale

    900- 1,000 pts

    A

    800 - 899 pts

    B

    700 -799 pts

    C

    600 - 699 pts

    D

    599 point and below

    F

    Late Submission of Course Materials:

    The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.

    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:

     

    Week one --Textbook Chapters 1, 2, and Windows  
    First  --

    • Go through and read the materials listed under "Course Home"
    • Introduce yourself under Introductions. Think of this as getting to know your classmates.
    • Register SimNet Online

    Click on Week One

    • The instructions on how to complete the SimNet lessons can be found in Doc Sharing. (HowtoSimNet.doc) 
    • One Windows XP Lesson is due this week
    • Read the Textbook Chapters 1 and 2
    • View the PowerPoint presentations for Chapters 1 and 2
    • Complete the Quizzes for Chapters 1 and 2. Be sure to retake the quizzes until you score 100%
    • Go to  Week 1 Discussions: Questions/Answers and What I Have Learned responding to both threads
    • Attendance. Come to class several times a week.

    Week two -- Chapters 3, 4, and Word Assignments
    **Find an approved proctored testing site for the final week  8

    • Read the Lecture.
    • Read and respond to the Discussion threads.
    • Complete the 2 Word SimNet Lessons.
    • Directions to complete the Word Projects are found in the content area in the left-hand pane. Use Word Help when necessary.
            The files to complete the required assignments are found on the CD that comes with the lab book as well as online at http://www.prenhall.com/go  
    • Read Textbook Chapter 3, view the PowerPoint and take Quiz 3. Be sure to retake the quiz until you score 100%
    • Read Textbook Chapter 4, view the PowerPoint and take Quiz 4. Be sure to retake the quiz until you score 100%

    Week three -- Chapters 5, 6, and Word Assignments

    • Read the Lecture.
    • Read and respond to the Discussion threads.
    • Complete the Word Projects in that week’s links on the left.
    • Read Textbook Chapter 5.  Open the PowerPoint presentation and review the concepts, then take Quiz 5.  Be sure to retake the quiz until you score 100%.
    • Read Textbook Chapter 6.  Open the PowerPoint presentation and review the concepts, then take Quiz 6.  Be sure to retake the quiz until you score 100%.

    Week four – Review Chapters 1 to 6 for the Midterm, Complete the PowerPoint SimNet Lessons, complete the SimNet Projects, and take the Mid-term exam.  
    **The form for your approved proctored testing site for the final week 8 is due by Sunday of Week 6, please get it submitted now

    • Review Chapters 1 to 6 in the textbook.
    • Read the Lecture.
    • Respond to the Discussion threads.
    • Complete the SimNet PowerPoint Tutorial online.
    • Complete the PowerPoint Projects for the week and submit to the correct dropboxes.
    • Take the Midterm (Midterm can be taken one time; the grade earned is the grade recorded)
    • Read the Lecture.
    • If you have not submitted the form for your proctored final, do so now

    Week five -- Chapter 7 and PowerPoint Projects
    **The form for your approved proctored testing site for the final  is due by Sunday please get it submitted now

    • Read the Lecture.
    • Read Chapter 7 in the textbook
    • View the PowerPoint that accompanies Chapter 7
    • Take the Chapter 7 quiz until you score 100%.
    • Read and respond to the Discussion threads.
    • Complete the PowerPoint projects and upload into the corresponding dropboxes .

    Week six – Chapters 8 & 9,  Excel SimNet Lessons and Excel Projects
    **The form for your approved proctored testing site for the final week 8 is due  now

    • Read the Lecture
    • Read and respond to the Discussion threads.
    • Complete Excel SimNet.
    • Review and practice Excel concepts before trying to complete the required assignments.  Use the Excel Help feature.
    • Complete Excel Projects  
    • Read Textbook Chapter 8, view the Chapter 8 PowerPoint Presentation and complete Quiz 8. Be sure to retake the quiz until you score 100%
    • Read Textbook Chapter 9, view the Chapter 9 PowerPoint Presentation and complete Quiz 9. Be sure to retake the quiz until you score 100%
    • Submit your Proctor Examination Form if it has not already been submitted.

    Week seven –Chapter 10 and Excel Projects

    • Use the Lab book to learn and practice new concepts to enable you to complete the Excel Projects.
    • Read the lecture
    • Respond to the Discussion Threads.
    • Read Chapter 10 – Systems Analysis & Programming
    • View Chapter 10 PowerPoint.
    • Take the Chapter 10 quiz until you score 100%
    • Complete the Excel Projects and put in the correct dropboxes

    Week eight -- Summary of Concepts, Lab Summary Project, Access SimNet & Final Exam

    • Summarize the major concepts from the textbook in a word document at least one page in length. .
    • Post the document as an attachment to the discussion thread and upload in the corresponding dropbox.
    • Complete the summary lab Project and put in the correct dropbox
    • Complete the SimNet Access lessons and submit as directed by your instructor.
    • Respond to the Farewell discussion thread.

    Take the Final Examination.

    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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

    Plagiarism:
    Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2008-2009 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 "F".
    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 2008-2009 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 .



    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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