CS 140 Introduction to Computers
S1J 2013 DNH
Senior Adjunct Faculty
M.A. in Human Resource DevelopmentB.S in Business AdministrationA.A. in Computer Science
Park University - Park Downtown Campus
By appointment or 15 minutes before or after class.
S1J 2013- 01/14/13 -03/10/13
5:30 - 10:00 PM
REQUIRED three (3) elements for CS 140 Introduction to Computers – all classes all formats, Home campus, online, SEL at Park University
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Educational Philosophy: This instructor’s educational philosophy is one of interactive based lectures, readings, quizzes, discussions, hands on exercises that includes installing and upgrading desktop and laptop computers, creating websites, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings on the weekly discussion threads. The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as CS140 essentials and will implement learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and future technology that will develop a new global society.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Office Lab Assignments. By the end of the course you should be proficient in the use of Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and familiar with Access concepts and its relationship to Excel. The lab book and accompanying materials will aid you in your weekly hands-on computer assignments. Begin early every week to complete these assignments. In order to complete the course, a computer with Windows 7 operating system is recommended and Office 2010 software is required. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Other Assignments will include participating in on-line discussions 1. What I have Learned 2. Students' Questions and Answers and 3. Peer review of artifacts.
Quizzes and a Final Test are required in this course. There will be a mid-term Week 4 and the final Week 8
Students will use the Grade Book to track their grades throughout the course. Please allow time for submitted assignments to be posted. Generally speaking it will take at least 24 hours for a grade to be posted into the grade book. Early submissions will be graded but not be viewed until the deadline for that assignment has passed.
The Grading Rubric for assignments is posted in the Doc Sharing area of the course.
a. Chapter Quizzes, Office Lab Assignments, Participation in class discussions, Mid-term and Final tests will be taken into consideration for the course grade. (See Grading Scale below)
b. The Textbook chapter concepts are evaluated each week by completing the quizzes.
e. The Powerpoint Projects Weeks 4 and 5 will be evaluated on submission by date due, the demonstration of skills taught, use of the tools on a beginning to intermediate level, and exhibiting creative use of media on the part of the student. Students are expected to participate in the peer review of the projects as part of the grade.
f. The Excel Projects Weeks 6 and 7 will be evaluated on spreadsheets submitted before or on the date due that demonstrate the application of concepts and exhibit correct formatting, data, and formulas. The formulas behind the data will be checked for accuracy.
i. The SimNet Access Lessons will be evaluated as to timeliness and demonstrating that the Learning Core has been completed by submitting the scores from the SimNet module.
j. Peer review of various weekly assignments as noted in the course are also taken into consideration as part of the participation grade.
k. The Week 7 and 8 summaries will be helpful to review for the final test Week 8. There is a Lab Summative Project Week 8 Students are expected to participate in all the Discussion threads at least 3 times or more a week. The threads will be helpful to answer any questions that will arise about lab or course work and gain knowledge of textbook concepts.
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
Grading Scale for CS 140 Introduction to Computers
EXAMS (MIDTERM AND FINAL) - 300
QUIZZES - 200
LAB PROJECTS - 250
DISCUSSIONS - 150
TOTAL POINTS - 1000
Introduction to Computers online. The next few weeks will require intensive effort to complete the Textbook assignments,Lab assignments, Quizzes and Tests, and Weekly Threaded Discussions.
Textbook. The course textbook assignments will provide information about Information technology concepts, the Internet and World Wide Web, application and system software, computer hardware components, telecommunications and the relationship to Information Technology, file, databases, and e-commerce. How Information Technology affects society will be also be part of the course.
Week 1 The first thing to do is respond to the Introductions thread. The Textbook assignment will require you to read Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 in the textbook. After reading the chapters, view the PowerPoint Presentations and then take the quiz for each chapter. There will be a Windows SimNet lesson to complete Week 1. Students need to purchase SimNet. Tne directions to register Simnet are found in Doc Sharing. Students must respond several times a week to the Discussion threads.
Week 2 The Textbook assignment will require you to read Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 in the textbook. After reading the chapters, view the PowerPoint presentations and take the quiz for each chapter. There is a SimNet Word Lesson tutorial assignment. SimNet directions are in Doc Sharing. Week 1 you were to install and register SimNet. Your instructor will tell you how to comlete and submit the Word SimNet Lessons o the course.
Respond several times a week to the Discussion threads set up by your instructor.
It is never too early to submit the Proctor Form for approval for the final test.
There are Word Projects. Prior to completing required assignments, students must practice the skills found in the GO Lab book. Skipping ahead usually results in frustration. Students should also use the Word Help function. Using the lab book, students should follow the directions and complete the projects. Submit to the course dropboxes. Respond several times a week to the Discussion threads set up by your instructor.
Be sure your Proctor Examination Form is submitted to your instructor this week in order to take the Final Examination.
Week 7 Read Chapter 10 in the textbook, view the PowerPoint and take the quiz. There are Excel projects to complete. Use the lab book to review and practice the skills and concepts necessary before attempting to complete the projects. Submit to the course dropboxes. Respond several times each week to the Discussion threads set up by your instructor.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work is not acceptable. Any credit received is at the discretion of the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All students are expected to follow the rules for acceptable conduct and good manners. Any student, who does not adhere to these guidelines will be excused from class and reported to the proper authorities.
Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.
Online Course Policies
Welcome to CS 140 - Introduction to Computers online. The next few weeks will require intensive effort to complete the Textbook assignments,Lab assignments, Quizzes and Tests, and Weekly Threaded Discussions.
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.
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 .
Last Updated:12/6/2012 11:43:47 PM