CS 144 Beg Prog w/Multimedia Projects
F1T 2010 DL
Bond, Michael A.
MS Computer Information SystemsBS Computer Science
M-F 7-9PM CST, by arrangement
Learning to Program with Alice, 1st Edition, Prentice Hall, 2006
Authors: Dann, Wanda; Cooper, Stephen; and Pausch, Randy
Software: Download the latest version (May 26, 2009) of the Alice 2.2 Program from www.alice.org
Both books are available used. You will need the Alice Program for the Final Exam. The Alice Program is available at all of the Park Campus sites. However, if you do not take the Exam at a Park Campus site and are buying a "used" book, be sure you get the CD that comes with the textbook.
Do not purchase the eBook because you can't use the eBook during the exam.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Alice 2.2 for Windows with Learning to Program with Alice textbook worlds (285MB)
Alice 2.2 for Mac with Learning to Program with Alice textbook worlds (351MB)
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses must include a core assessment tool that measures the degree to which students learn the course's learning outcomes. School policy dictates that a student's performance on the core assessment tool must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade. For this course, the tool consists of the final exam. Therefore, the final exam must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade. School policy dictates that the core assessment tool must cover at least 75% of a course's learning outcomes. To ensure compliance, all CS 144 instructors are required to give the same final exam. See the attached final exam artifact and artifact solution. To prevent cheating, students are strictly forbidden from keeping the final exam, the solutions, or copies of either.
There are three categories covered in the final exam:
(relevant learning outcomes – 2, 3)
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 – 1, 2, 4, 5)
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.
Students will be able to track their grade throughout the course.
Grading weights are as follows:
Discussion Questions and Peer Review
Course Grading Scale
A = 90 - 100 %
B = 80 - 89.9%
C = 70 - 79.9%
D = 60 - 69.9%
F = < 60%
A = 90 - 100 %
B = 80 - 89.9%
C = 70 - 79.9%
D = 60 - 69.9%
F = < 60%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Submission of Late Work: Each week's work must be completed by the due dates of that week. Assignments received after this time will receive a 10% reduction in your score each day that your assignment is late.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: See CS 144 Schedule 8-Week-09 below.
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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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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:Alice 8-week Schedule-09
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