CS 321 Web Programming I
F1T 2012 DL
Kalata, Kathleen M.
In the Online Classroom
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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 my.park ICS faculty area, https://my.park.edu/ICS/Offices/Information_and_Computer_Science/. 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.
Problem solving (technical skills, critical thinking, and communication):
relevant learning outcomes – 2, 4, 5, 6
Recommended guideline for evaluating the core assessment final exam:
Does not meet expectations
65% to 84%
no exam graded
50% to 74%
Participate in each of the 8 weekly discussions according to the discussion rubric. You will have at least 3 topics each week which include content, programming and problem solving in web development. You will be required to participate in each one.
Note that the discussions are listed in the menu as bullet items. Students have often “missed” questions by only posting a response to one question, resulting in significant points being lost. Students must participate in each discussion thread twice, once for the initial post and one response posting. All due dates and times in the course are based on Central Standard Time Zone, because that is where the Parkville main campus is located.
The only way to really learn how to program, is to actually program. The weekly discussion threads will include additional non-graded activities such as creating small web programs which you will upload in the discussion area. Why? Although you are required to complete the activity, it is not graded as “wrong” or “right”, rather its practice. We learn how to prevent errors by learning also how to locate and identify errors. Working with each other, we can learn to debug code faster, better, and develop into stronger programmers. Failure to try or submit the practice activity will result in loss of points.
The discussions usually consist of a concepts question, such as use and syntax of HTML 5 or publishing web pages with FTP/SSH, and two practice programming discussions. The practice activity discussions are required and require you to attach your code files (or copy them) with your post.
You are required to post a reply to your fellow student in each discussion thread. Please note that some discussions require you to post specific responses, such as reviewing another student's code and providing suggestions on how to enhance the program.
Complete the quizzes which may contain a combination of short answer, true and false, and multiple choice questions. But, most of them are multiple choice type questions. These questions are to help prepare you for the final exam. There will be about 15 questions on the quizzes, which will all be taken online in Online Classroom and are timed. They will be auto-graded and you will receive you score immediately after taking the quiz. However, you will not get to see the answers until the end of the week after everyone has taken the quiz. Each question has an answer posted at the end of the question with an explanation of the content for the question.
Complete a proctored comprehensive final exam during week 8 which will contain short answer, multiple choice and short answer questions and programming problems which require you to create and write web programs manually! This is a department approved final exam. The final exam is OPEN book and notes BUT no computer other than for typing your responses! You must follow the Park University procedures for obtaining an approved proctor.
Please refer to the rubrics in the Online Classroom for information on the grading criteria for discussion postings and web project! To receive an A letter grade, a student must consistently show excellent work above those of his or her peers. Please refer to the grading rubrics for information on what level of performance on each assignment is expected for each grade. You will have access to the course two weeks prior to the start of the course.
Letter Grading Policy – how a letter grade is awarded
Number of Points
599 or below
59.9 or below
Discussion with Programming Activities
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
You are required to review and comply with the requirements listed in the Course Overview in the Online Classroom. Here are some of the highlights. Contact the instructor through the online Instructor Office/Ask the Instructor page, also referred to as a virtual office. Contact the instructor by email for grade related questions. The Student Forum is a discussion thread for students, for you to communicate with your students and get additional help, like a large student study group where the instructors drop in to help.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Due Dates
All due dates and times in the course are based on CST, Central StandardTime Zone, because that is where the Parkville main campus islocated. If an extra credit assignment is provided it will be announced in week 7 and will be due by Friday of week 8.
Below is a tentative schedule of the topics, readings, and assignments. Always read the lecture first. Remember that the discussions have practice programs that are required! You can get started on the readings before the course starts!
Introducing HTML and CSS
All the documents in Course Home.
Post your introduction on the Introductions page
Enhancing Web Pages with HTML
Links, Navigation and Page Layout
Adding Multimedia to a Web Page
Complete Proctor Form
Smashing - none
Smashing - None
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95Do your own work! If for some reason you implement third-party code, it must be clearly identified.
Failure to clearly separate and document use of any third party code may result in a 0 for the entire assignment. Hiring anyone to help or code the web site for you in any way will result in an automatic F (0 points) in the assignment and may result in failure in the course at the instructor's discretion. If it is learned that you have hired or plagiarized your work after the course has been completed, the instructor will recommend the University to change the grade to an F and other consequences may result. Please refer to the University policies in the Student Handbook.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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Accessibility is important to us. If you have an issue with accessibility, or need special accommodations, make sure you have discussed this with your instructor at the start of the course.
Last Updated:7/24/2012 11:48:47 AM