CS 321 Web Programming I
S2T 2011 DL
Kalata, Kathleen M.
Senior Adjunct Faculty
MS University of IllinoisMBA University of Illinois
In the Online Classroom
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Introduction to Programming with Java: A Problem Solving Approach (Paperback) by John Dean (Author), Ray Dean (Author) (Available in January 2008) McGraw-Hill Science ISBN-10: 0073047023 ISBN-13: 978-0073047027
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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. School policy also dictates that the core assessment tool must cover at least 75% of a course's learning outcomes.
For this course, the core assessment tool is a final exam. Teachers must create their own final exam and pattern it after the CS321 example exam found in the password-protected ICS PirateNet faculty area, https://piratenet.park.edu/ics/Offices/ICS/Faculty.jnz. To avoid collaboration between students in different sections, teachers should not use the example exam's questions verbatim. But teachers are required to cover its same content, and they are strongly encouraged to follow its format closely.
In the final exam, there are two broad categories of questions that we evaluate separately – concepts and problem solving:
Concepts (terminology and concepts that should be memorized): relevant learning outcomes – 1
Multiple-choice and true/false questions that ask the student about CS 321 concepts.
Short answer questions that ask the student to explain various concepts and trace and debug code fragments and/or programs.
For example questions, see the CS321 example exam, questions 1-20.
Problem solving (technical skills, critical thinking, and communication):
relevant learning outcomes – 2, 4, 5, 6
Given a problem description, produce a solution in the form of a short program or a method(s).
For example questions, see the CS321 example exam, questions 21-23.
Recommended guideline for evaluating the core assessment final exam:
Does not meet expectations
65% to 84%
no exam graded
50% to 74%
* See the Course Schedule for due dates for all of the assignments.
Participation in Weekly Discussions (8)
Lab Homework (3)
Graded Quizzes (3)
Here is a breakdown of the Homework/Lab Activities:
Below 59.9 %
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Technical difficulties, problems with computer software, web server, work schedule or other problems are not excuses for late homework. If your assignment is late, you will receive a 0 for the assignment.
However, the instructor does grade the code and gives credit even if the assignment is incomplete or does not function correctly. You are BETTER off turning in your assignment, then skipping it!
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Please follow the schedule posted in the online classroom.
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92There is zero tolerance for academic dishonesty. Cheating is not tolerated by the instructors or the department or university and will be reported and pursued. Discussion threads are for collarboration and learning. But, homework activities are where you show what you have learned. If you use images or code from other sources you are required to identify the source with the code.
You are expected to cite your references in APA format, even in the discussion threads each week. Information on APA format is provided in the online classroom. Learning how to cite references and use scholarly references is an important part of university learning. Wikipedia, wikis, forums and personal web pages are not sufficient or scholarly references. You must use a professional or scholarly resource for your references. Professional articles and web sites are allowed.
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 92-93You will be asked to submit web programming homework. All images and graphics need have the course cited in the comments of the code. The source of any third party code or scripts used must clearly be documented in the code and will not be counted toward your grade.
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 95-96Course Attendance requirements will require all students to log into the course at least once during each week.
If you log into the course, you are assumed to be a student in the course. This includes even for a single minute!
If you want to withdraw, please do so right away. Other students may be able to enroll. Furthermore, there are deadlines set by Park regarding the procedures for withdrawal and tuition and fees. Please contact Park registration right away if you plan to withdraw.
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 .
Each student brings different life experiences, points of view, and ways of knowing to our classroom and our learning environment. Everyone should plan to become an active member of the learning community.
You are also required to complete the Introductions discussion during week 1. Course Participation requirements will require you to log in more frequently and are outlined in detail in the course syllabus. (see Course Participation for the rubric in the Online Classroom on participation requirements and grading criteria.
If you cannot participate adequately, you should consider taking this course in a face to face mode. Learning how to program, and program web applications is complex and requires substantial reading and practice. You cannot simply skim readings, complete a single web page and expect to do well in the course.
Do NOT use Wikipedia or your book as a primary reference in any discussion! You can mention it, but your discussion should also contain other resources! As you see in the rubric, you need outside resources, not just your textbook!
You MUST read ALL postings by the instructor!
Participation Rubric - Please review the Participation Requirements in the Course Participation page which contains a grading rubric for your participation in this course.
Last Updated:2/27/2011 10:04:19 PM