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, Jan. 11, 2010)

 


 

 

Wk#

Topic of Study - Readings

Listen to
Course Cast

CoursePort Student Edition Labs

CH Test Yourself/Games

 

ANGEL assignments

 

Wk of assign. Due the next Monday

Your chapter readings and what you are to POST on ANGEL

Interactive summaries -  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.

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 ANGEL.  Use the account provided by your instructor.

 

Now

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

 

1

Chapter 1 Computers and Digital Basics 

CourseCasts

Binary Numbers Lab on CoursePrt

CH 1 Test Yourself or choose one of the Games – 80% or better on CoursePorthttp://login.course.com 

 

Angel
Ch 1 Qz

 

 

Read through the projects listed on page 52 of your textbook. Do Critical Thinking and post on ANGEL – do Multimedia Project to learn how to do a print screen.

 

2

Chapter 2 Hardware 

CourseCasts

Peripheral Devices Lab

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

ANGEL
Ch 2 Qz

 

 

Chapter 2 Cool Hardware summary (CEI): 1 to 2 pgs in length. Your opinions need to be supported with resources Post in the discussion area of ANGEL 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 Lab &

Choose 1 of the other remaining labs.

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

 

 

 

Chapter 3 Software summary (CEI) or Download and use audio conversion software for converting m4a files to mp3 file format. See Discussion area in ANGEL for details.

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

 

Wk#

Topic of Study - Readings

Listen to
Course Cast

CoursePort Student Edition Labs

CH Test Yourself/Games

 

ANGEL assignments

 

4

Ch 4 Operating Systems and File Mangmnt

CourseCasts

Backing up  computer Lab and

Managing Files and Folders Lab

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

 

 

 

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 Lab &

 

Wireless Networking

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

 

 

 

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

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 

 

 

 

Summary of Ch 6 How Secure is Your Internet Connection? 1 to 2 pgs. Include findings and opinions, post resources!  see below 

 

7

Ch 7
The Web & Email

CourseCasts

Creating Web Pages Lab

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

 

 

 

Create your own web page – using the lab in the Discussion Area – Post your work there. This score will be part of your Fianl test score. 40 pts
Read through your classmate’s posts to critic the websites – minimum of 3 replies. See below

 

8

Ch 8
Digital Media

CourseCasts

Working Graphics

Working with Video

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

Ch 5-8
Unit 2 Test
MC

 

9

 History:  (TOTN) *Email me your Completed TOTN Review Questions – See TOTN Link in ANGEL (50 points)

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

You will need to summarize what you think was the most important factor of the computer revolution and why - Post on ANGEL. See below

 

10

 Touch on Databases and Programming –

Ch 11 Database Lab &
Ch 12 Visual Program Lab

Work on final projects.

 

Wed 17/10

Final

Technology Presentation

Topic must be approved by instructor

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Final Presentation

Testing Schedule

Ch 1 QZ

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

Ch 2 QZ

Anytime thru Week 2-After all Chapter 2 assignments are submitted

Unit Test 1:

Monday of Week 5 - After all Chapter 4 assignments are submitted

Unit Test 2:

Monday. of Week 8 - After Chapter 8 assignments are submitted

Final Pres:

After all assignments are submitted, but not later than Thursday. 3/17/10

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 summary or: Installing and using an audio converter
Go to ANGEL discussion area and find the Ch3 Audio conversion or SW summary topics. 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 ANGEL.

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.

Ch 6 – Internet Security and what you use
Summarize ways you have or wish to protect your computer and your internet connection – using the lab in the Discussion Area – Post your work there. This paper should include your current tools, tools you intend to use, and supporting material and sites on these tools.  Read through your classmate’s posts to see what others are using/doing – 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 is worth 40 pts – have fun using as many different tabs as you can. Read through your classmate’s posts to critic the websites – minimum of 2 replies.

Week 9 – History – Important Technology
Summarize what you think is the most influential piece of technology of the computer revolution and why. Include a picture of the device, its specs, cost, size, power, what it is used for, who created it and sales it. Post your work in the Discussion Area. Read through your classmate’s posts to see who may agree – minimum of 2 replies.

 

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