CS 115 Course Schedule
Class Schedule and Assignments – All
work is to be size 12 font, double spaced, with 1" margins, unless otherwise specified. Weekly work is due by the following Monday (week 1 work due Monday, September 29, 2008)

 


 

 

Wk#

Topic of Study 

Listen to
Course Cast

CoursePort Student Edition Labs

CH Test Yourself/Games

 

WebCT assignments

 

Week of assign-ment. Due the following Monday

Your chapter readings and what you are to POST on WebCT

Interactive summaries - with book ready you can listen to the high pts of the chapter

Launch the labs to learn more about topics related to the chapter and to get hands-on experience. Labs will also be located on your CD that comes with your textbook..

You have a choice to do any of the 3 games or the Test Yourself for vocabulary of each chapter.  Must get 80%+ to get credit on any assignment.  If you are Logged into CoursePort I will get your scores. Otherwise you may need to do a print screen to send me your scores.

Tests and Postings are found and accepted on WebCT.  Use the account provided by your instructor.

 

Now

Post your BIO on WebCT. Read and reply to your classmates (2 min replies)

 

1

Chapter 1 Computers and Digital Basics 

CourseCasts

Binary Numbers

CH 1 Test Yourself or choose one of the Games – 80% or better.

 

WebCT
Ch 1 Qz

 

2

Chapter 2 Computer Hardware 

 

CourseCasts

Peripheral Devices

CH 2 Test Yourself or choose one of the Games – 80% or better 

WebCT
Ch 2 Qz

 

Wk2 Cont’d

Chapter 2 Cool Hardware summary: 1 to 2 pgs in length. Your opinions need to be supported with resources Post in the discussion area of WebCT or find a cool NEW piece of hardware and summarize your findings, list your resources, then Post it. See below

Read through your classmate’s posts to see the latest and greatest – minimum of 2 replies.

 

3

Chapter 3 Computer Software

CourseCasts

In & Uninstall Software 

Choose 1 of the other remaining labs.

CH 3 Test Yourself or choose one of the Games – 80% or better 

 

 

Wk3 Cont’d

Download and use audio conversion software for converting m4a files to mp3 file format. See Discussion area in WebCT for details.

Read through your classmate’s posts to find favorite tools and common issues – minimum of 2 replies. See below

 

 

4

Ch 4 Operating Systems and File Mangmnt

CourseCasts

Backing up your computer

Managing Files and Folders

CH 4 Test Yourself or choose one of the Games – 80% or better

 

 

Wk4 cont’d

Summary of Ch 4 Computer Crime InfoWebLinks– 1 to 2 pgs. Include findings and opinions, post resources!  see below  

Read through your classmate’s posts to enjoy other viewpoints – minimum of 2 replies.

Study for the Unit test – See the discussion area for the Unit Test review.

Ch 1-4 

Unit 1 Test MC and Essay

 

5

Ch 5 LANS and WANS

CourseCasts

Network Basics

 

Wireless Networking

CH 5 Test Yourself or choose one of the Games – 80% better 

 

 

Wk5 Cont’d

Summary of Ch 5  Home Network WebInfoLinks see below Need your design, findings, reasons and cost with resources - Post.

Read through your classmate’s posts to find different ways of getting connected – minimum of 2 replies.

 

6

Ch 6
The Internet

CourseCasts

Protecting Your Privacy Online

CH 6 Test Yourself or choose one of the Games – 80% or better 

 

 

Wk6 Cont’d

Ch 7
The Web and Email

CourseCasts

Creating Web Pages

CH 7 Test Yourself or choose one of the Games – 80% or better 

 

 

Wk6 Cont’d

Create your own web page – using the lab in the Discussion Area – Post your work there. This score will be part of your Unit 2 test score. 40 pts

Read through your classmate’s posts to critic the websites – minimum of 3 replies. See below

 

7

Ch 8
Digital Media

CourseCasts

Working with Graphics

Working with Video

CH 8 Test Yourself or choose one of the Games – 80% or better 

Ch 5-8
Unit 2 Test
MC

 

Wk7 Cont’d

 (TOTN) *Email me your Completed TOTN Review Questions – See TOTN Link in WebCT

This is a series of three videos that is on reserve in the library, see the link here on WebCT, or use the following link: http://www.pbs.org/nerds/transcript.html

 

 

Wk7 Cont’d

Ch 9 The Computer Industry

CourseCasts

Computer Ethics

CH 9 Test Yourself or choose one of the Games – 80% or better

 

 

8

Ch 10 Information Systems Analysis and Design

 

CourseCasts

Project Management

CH 10 Test Yourself or choose one of the Games – 80% or better

 

 

9

Ch 11 Databases

CourseCasts

Advanced Databases 

CH 11 Test Yourself or choose one of the Games – 80% or better 

 

 

10

Ch 12 Computer Programming

CourseCasts

 Visual Programming

CH 12 Test Yourself or choose one of the Games – 80% or better 

 

 

Tuesday 12/09/08

Power Point Presentation Project for a List of Topics   and  How Graded See research link on WebCT.

Due Friday the week before finals:  Post your paper, drop off a copy at my office, or email the copy.

Critic your classmates work – minimum 5 replies.

 

Or Tuesday12/09/08

Final

Comprehensive

80% over ch 9-12

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Final -
MC Exam

Testing Schedule

Ch 1 QZ

Anytime thru Week 1-Any time to sample the WebCT Tests and Quizzes section

Ch 2 QZ

Friday of Week 2-After all Chapter 2 assignments are submitted

Unit Test 1:

Friday of Week 4-After all Chapter 4 assignments are submitted

Unit Test 2:

Friday. of Week 7-After Chapter 8 assignments are submitted

Pres or Final:

After all assignments are submitted, but not later than Tuesday. 12/09/08 Finals Week

Ch 2 Cool Hardware:
Write all your papers with one inch margins and doubled spaced. Look on the Web and find some new, cool hardware that you would like to share with your classmates – originality is a plus. The paper should have a summary of your findings (1 to 2 pages in length), including photos of the item and listing all of your resources. Description, size, cost, use, technology are some of the topics that should be covered. You need to read your classmate’s work and reply with comments to at least 2 others.

Ch 3 – Software use: Installing and using an audio converter
Go to WebCT discussion area and find the Ch3 Audio conversion topic. There you will find instructions and questions to answer and post. Once completed with your own post, reply with your comments to at least 2 others.

 

Ch 4 - Issue Research: Computer Crime
The Issue section of this chapter focused on cybercrime. For this project, write a two-page opinion paper about the “right to hack,” based on information that you gather from the Internet. To begin this project, consult the Computer Crime InfoWeb (see CoursePort ch 4) and link to the recommended Web pages to get an in-depth overview of the issue. Armed with this background, select one of the following statements and argue for or against it:

a.       People have the “right” to hone their computing skills by breaking into computers. 

b.       A person who creates a virus is perfectly justified in releasing it if the purpose is to make everyone aware of these security breaches. 

c.        Computer crimes are no different from other crimes, and computer criminals should be held responsible for the damage they cause. 

Whatever viewpoint you decide to present, make sure you back it up with facts and references to authoritative articles and Web pages. Post your summary in the Discussion Area of WebCT.

Ch 5 – Building a Network
Suppose you are living in adjacent dorm rooms with your buddies and decide to create a LAN or WAN to connect your computers. You may also use an office for a business setting or your home for this project. First describe the number, type, and location of the computers that will form your network. Next, decide what type of network technology you want to use: Ethernet, HomePNA, wireless, or HomePLC. Create a diagram showing the location of each computer, the wiring path (for Ethernet), the location of electrical outlets (for HomePLC), the location of telephone outlets (for HomePNA), or potential signal interference (for wireless). Create a shopping list of the network components you need to purchase, and then use the Web to locate prices for each item on your list. Make sure you supply your instructor with the URLs for sites where you found pricing information. Minimum of 2 replies.

Ch 7 – Creating a Webpage
Create your own web page – using the lab in the Discussion Area – Post your work there. This score will be part of your Unit 2 test score. 40 pts
Read through your classmate’s posts to critic the websites – minimum of 2 replies.

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