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CS 140 Introduction to Computers
Artmayer, Jacqueline


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

F1T 2007 DLI

Faculty

Artmayer, Jacqueline

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BS Business Education from Miami of Oxford
MS Business Education Adult Ed from Eastern Illinois
45 Graduate hours in Computer Science beyond Masters

Office Location

Virtual--online in eCollege

Office Hours

Virtual will be online M through F 7am to 8am EST 4 to 5 pm EST

E-Mail

jartmayer@park.edu

Semester Dates

Fall 1 2007

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:


Textbook:  Williams, Sawyer, Using Information Technology 7th edn. complete, McGraw-Hilll/Irwin, 2005.  ISBN #0072260718


 For the Lab assignments:  purchase:

1.  Coulthard/Hutchinson, Microsoft Office System, 2003, Advantage Series Lab Book ISBN#0072834447
2.  Triad Interactive SimNet CD for Office 2003 Enterprise Edition Release 1.0  ISBN #0073221171. **SimNet has to be purchased through Park University Bookstore.
Note:  SimNet does not have the Office software on the CD.  It "simulates" the software for practice and cannot be used to complete the required hands-on lab assignments.  

Required Software:
Students must have the following software installed on their computer:
Windows XP and Office 2003 Student Edition (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)  Access will be taught using the SimNet CD listed above. 

This class uses the      Microsoft Windows XP Operating System.
Applications taught:   
Microsoft Office 2003 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
                               SimNet for Office 2003 (Office concepts including Access)

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.
Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email helpdesk@parkonline.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.
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. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

Education is key to a socially and an economically sound world. Everyone has special skills that can be fine tuned. It is my joy to help students define a path and work towards a goal. Through education I can help people work towards a good life.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. List basic computer terminology.
  2. Explain the rapid development of computer technology in the last fifty years.
  3. Discuss some of the ethical implications of technology and its uses.
  4. Describe the main parts of a computer system.
  5. Operate a microcomputer.
  6. Use the current Windows Operating System.
  7. Recognize other Operating Systems (Mac, OS/2, ME, etc.)
  8. Use a word processing package to write advanced level term papers, resumes, and business letters.
  9. Construct a spreadsheet. (Emphasis on needs of Accounting. Business, Computer Science, and Education students)
  10. 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.


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

Grading:

Assessment and Grade Scale
 
  Number Value Total Complete in Week
Miterm  1 100 pts 100 pts week 4
Final 1 200 pts 200 pts week 8
Discussions 8 20 pts 160 pts weekly
SimNet (100pts)        
Install 1 10 pts 10 pts week 1
Windows XP (2 lessons) 1 10 pts 10 pts week 1
Word (4 lessons) 1 20 pts 20 pts week 2
PowerPoint (2 lessons) 1 20 pts 20 pts week 5
Excel (4 lessons) 1 20 pts 20 pts week 5
Access (4 lessons) 1 20 pts 20 pts week 8
Lab Projects (240pts)        
Windows Lab 2 10 pts 20 pts week 1
Word 1 - Cover Letter 1 10 pts 10 pts week 2
Word 2 - Resume 1 10 pts 10 pts week 2
Word 3 - Revise the syllabus 1 10 pts 10 pts week 2
Word 4 - Internet Research 1 10 pts 10 pts week 3
Word 5 - Apply Formatting 1 10 pts 10 pts week 3
Word 6 - Newsletter 1 20 pts 20 pts week 3
Word 7 - Tables 1 20 pts 20 pts week 4
Word 8 a - Term paper 1 5 pts 5 pts week 4
Word 8 b - Term paper 1 10 pts 10 pts week 4
Word 8 c -  Term paper 1 5 pts 5 pts week 4
PowerPoint - Presentation 1 20 pts 20 pts week 5
Excel 1 - Gradebook 1 10 pts 10 pts week 6
Excel 2 - Formulas/modifying 1 10 pts 10 pts week 6
Excel 3 - Case Study 1 10 pts 10 pts week 6
Excel 4 - Bookstore 1 20 pts 20 pts week 7
Excel 5 - Financial 1 20 pts 20 pts week 7
Excel 6 - Range Names & Chart 1 20 pts 20 pts week 7
Quizzes (200pts)        
Using Info. Technology Chpt 1 1 20 pts 20 pts week 1
Using Info. Technology Chpt 2 1 20 pts 20 pts week 1
Using Info. Technology Chpt 3 1 20 pts 20 pts week 2
Using Info. Technology Chpt 4 1 20 pts 20 pts week 2
Using Info. Technology Chpt 5 1 20 pts 20 pts week 3
Using Info. Technology Chpt 6 1 20 pts 20 pts week 3
Using Info. Technology Chpt 7 1 20 pts 20 pts week 4
Using Info. Technology Chpt 8 1 20 pts 20 pts week 4
Using Info. Technology Chpt 9 1 20 pts 20 pts week 5
Using Info. Technology Chpt 10 1 20 pts 20 pts week 6
  Total 1000 pts  
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:

Late work will not be accepted. Please plan your time accordingly.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

  1. Students are expected to participate in discussions and submit all required coursework to the dropbox.  
  2. PirateMail is the OFFICIAL TOOL OF COMMUNICATION for this class.  
  3. All communication from the instructor will go to your PirateMail account.
  4. This class is a team and we all will be working closely together for the next eight week. 
  5. Treat everyone with respect.
  6. Use proper grammar in all correspondence. 
  7. If you cannot think of anything positive to write, then don't write a thing.
  8. Positive constructive criticisms that can be sported with sound documented research is OK.
  9. No vulgarity or negativity will be allowed  in this class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

**Each week there is an Introductory page that will describe what the core learning outcomes are along with the required work for the week. Please see eCollege for thorough details.
Week 1 - Chapters 1, 2, Lab - Windows XP, Register SimNet
Week 2 - Chapters 3, 4, Lab - Word SimNet Lesson, Word assignments 1, 2, 3
Week 3 - Chapters 5, 6, Lab - Word assignments 4, 5, 6
Week 4 - Chapters 7, 8, Lab - Word assignments 7, 8, Midterm
Week 5 - Chapters 9, 10,Lab - Powerpoint, SimNet Practice with Excel
Week 6 - Chapter 11, Lab - Excel assignments 1,2,3
Week 7 - Lab - Excel assignments 4,5,6 & Employment chart
Week 8 - Lab SimNet Access, 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

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 .



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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