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CS 140 Introduction to Computers
Lewis, Lynette A.


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

CS 140 Introduction to Computers

Semester

S1EE 2013 MOH

Faculty

Lewis, Lynette A.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MBA
MLS
BS

Daytime Phone

229.576.0037

Other Phone

229.300.1497

E-Mail

Lynette.Lewis@park.edu

lewislal@hotmail.com

Semester Dates

1/7/13-3/3/13

Class Days

-M-----

Class Time

5:45 - 8:45 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

1.     GO! With M S/Office 2010, Gaskin, Vargas, Ferrett, Marks, Custom Edition, ISBN 0558783678

2.     Using Information Technology: a practical introduction to computers & communications, 9th edition, Custom Edition, Williams, Sawyer, ISBN 0077511832

3.     SimNet Custom Edition for Park University with registration code.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
3 1/2 Diskette or Memory Stick (bring one to class)

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/.


Course Description:
CS140 Introduction to Computers : 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. A test-out option exists for CS140. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor’s educational philosophy is to thoroughly involve the students in the learning process through lecture, group and individual exercises, class discussions, SlimNet labs, and hands-on projects. Relevance of the course materials will be ensured through lecture, exercises, and “real-world” examples.  Course is a blended course. 

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

Class Assessment:
The class assessments for this course are exams, lab exercises, and assignments. Questions on the final exam will be developed to test at least ten of the twelve course core objectives. Since this is a blended course, students need to make sure that they read all chapters prior to coming to class.

Grading:

Course Grading Scale

     A = 90-100%..........900-1000
     B = 80-89%............800-899
     C = 70-79%............700-799
     D = 60-69%............600-699
     F = < 60%..............599 and below

Midterm -- Given in Week 4, taken 1 time (online), multiple choice questions

Discussions -- will be conducted in class and online - all students are expected to participate. Online discussions require at least 3 complete sentences and the response must relate to the discussion question.  Students are expected to use spell check.  

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 2010: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for the lab assignments.

Quizzes -- 20 questions per chapter, taken online, quizzes can be taken repeatedly until the due date. Grades noted by the due date will be the grade posted.  The quizzes are from "Using Information and Technology" textbook".

Final Exam -- CS 140 will have a final test in class.  The final will be comprehensive and it will last 2 hours.  Students are expected to arrive on time as the Final will end at 7:45PM on the last night of class (2/25/13). No notes, no books, no calculators or laptops allowed.  
 


Assessments and Grading Scale:
All students are required to read the weekly chapter(s) prior to coming to class. 
 
 Exams (300 points)
 1 Mid-Term worth 150 points during Week 4 (online - closed book)
 1 Final worth 150 points during Week 8
 
Discussions (150 points)
9 Weekly Discussions worth a total of 15 points (Week 1-7 worth 15 points each, there are two in Week 1 "Introduction and Discussion" and Week 8 - Textbook Summary worth 30 points)
 
Weekly Lab Projects (230 points) 
Week 2= Office Projects 1A and 1B
Week 3 = Word Projects 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, and 3E,
Week 4 = PowerPoint Projects 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, and 3B
Week 6 = Excel Projects 1A, 1B, 2A, and 2B
Week 7 = Excel Projects 3A and 3B
Week 8 = Integrated Project 22A

Quizzes worth (200 points)
3 quizzes worth 40 points (Weeks 2, 3, and 6) each and 1 quiz (Week 7) worth 80 points  

SimNet (120 points)
SimNet (100 Points - must complete all SimNet assignments - partial credit will not be provided - assignments due during Week 8 - weekly review of progress will be discussed with each student)
SimNet Registration worth a total of 10 points during Week 1
SimNet Windows assignment worth a total of 10 points during Week 1 
   
For a total of 1000 points  

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The student must discuss the late submission with the instructor prior to the due date.  If there is a valid reason (e.g., military deployment) for the late submission, it is possible that no points will be deducted for lateness.  If the students does not make prior arrangements and/or there is no valid reason for late submission, assignments will not be accepted.  

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Responsible adult behavior is expected at all times. Courteous behavior is expected at all times, including limiting distractions – cell phones need to be placed on vibrate. Responsible adult behavior is expected at all times. Disruptive behavior will not be allowed and the student will be asked to leave the class. 

 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week One:
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 (print a copy of your registration out and provide the instructor a copying on the first night of class)
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:
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:
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:
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
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
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
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
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 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 95

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.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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 .

Additional Information:

Course is a blended course and participation is expected in the classroom (traditional and online).  Do not hesitate contacting the instructor if you have questions. 


 



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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