CIS 790 Distance Education QUIZ -01a

Prof. Auciello's Virtual Classroom Quiz

CIS 790 Quiz1a (790q1a)




This lesson-quiz represents some 'break-through' thinking: For example, we are working on the premise that the student is a committed and active 'participant' in the learning process; and work is migrating to the Web that can delivers instruction, provide 'forums', enable critical-thinking and and research, uses 'peer-learning' principles, and provides 'positive attendance' and highly interactive, participative environment that can function synchronously (real-time) or asynchronously (anytime, anywhere)!

Therefore, these quizzes are non-threatening. The rules are that you must respond to each question, and that you will compare and discuss your answers with other students or instructor, ("team learning") and keep re-taking the quiz until you feel that it is at the '100%' level. You will be graded on your last and best quiz.

To say it another way, I am using some Form-to-File Web Technology to give you Read and Write access to a shared file (virtual discussion group based on assigned topics).

Your IP address and date submitted are recorded along with your choices. Each time you submit, you can view the answers of others, and even print them out! You are expected to build on what you read, and do more thinking and research and submit responses in your own words. In other words, learn from what you read, and improve on it, and make it yours. Finally, at the end of the lesson, -- when you know that you understand it -- say "Mr. A. -- I got this lesson, thank you -- and type your name.

We will start now: it is meant to be an extension, an enhancement, a digital alternative to class instruction, a forum-group, an online seminar, and opportunity to improve on the High Performance Classroom concept.

Please add value, and earn extra points for improving the system.

Say "Multi-threading"! While you are reading this quiz, keep another window open for "Java Help" from Sun, while you are checking your answers against an answer-database.

"Prof. A, are you trying to get us to work "at-one" with the computer? Reading, thinking, writing, researching, and developing ourselves through some open windows of Knowledge?" (you ask).

"Yes. 15 points for the question. Exactly." "Could not have put it better myself!"

Become "at-one" with this marvelous technology and optimize your skills! "Power user." Use the web as we once used books, now strengthened with quick links to other points of view, and ability to test ideas, compile and run, thoughts into programs and applets! Go for it! Use the technology to its limit. Push the edge. Show me what you can do! And "add value" to this 'electronic learning community' concept by developing "high quality answers" so that others may springboard ahead.

At the end of the lesson - when you know that you understand it - say "Mr. A., I got 'it' Thank You!" - and type your name, again.



Explain this. What are the (2) ways to make comments in Java? What is the difference? How did you find out -- any answer here is correct. (I want to know how you learn.)

Write me some short answers, expressing your thoughts.


( Use the web for your answers: ) For example:

explains the 'charAt' statement. (Use JavaScript to understand Java -- JS is the 'light" version of Java.)

QUESTION: EXPLAIN THE 'charAt' statement.


Here is a copy of (Unicode Conversions)

   /*  CIS 790          PROF.  AUCIELLO
    type conversions.
    converting strings to chars to integers.
    do { } while (condition)

class kb21  
  { public static void main(String args[])
      { byte buff2[] = new byte[64];
        byte buffer[] = new byte[2056];
        char c;
        int  cdec;
        String charin;
         do { 
             // 1st try:
             System.out.print  ("Enter Single Character (/ to exit) ");
   , 0, 64);
             String str5 = new String(buff2,0);
             // System.out.println("Untrimmed Length of " + str5 + " = " + str5.length());
             String str6 = str5.trim();
             // System.out.println("Trimmed Length of " + str6 + " = " + str6.length());
             c           = str6.charAt(0);
             cdec        = (int) c;
             System.out.println(c + " = " + cdec);
             //System.out.print("Type a Single Character ");
             //c         = (char);
             //cdec  = (int) c;
             //System.out.println(c  + " = "  cded);
            } // ends do
         while (cdec != 47);

         } // ends try

        catch (Exception e)
           { String err = e.toString();
           } // end try-catch.

      } // end main procedure.
  } // end class 

Q005: Principle #4

4. TRAIN INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS:Teach Problem -Solving Tools / Techniques & Teaming as the means to solve quality, safety, productivity, and deliverability problems.

Q006: Principle #5

5. EMPOWER EMPLOYEES TO BE RESPONSIBLE for Quality, Safety, Productivity and Deliverability. Empowering means giving workers responsibility for their actions affecting their work. Share governance.

Q007: Principle #6

6. DEED 'OWNERSHIP' OF PROCESS TO EMPLOYEES who have proven their capability. Reward and reinforce empowerment with Incentives, Job Security and Equity Sharing. Make employees owners of the process, not attendants.

Q008: Principle #7

7. IMPLEMENT THE NEW TECHNOLOGY: Use modern information resources, INTERNET, databases, telecommunications, applications software, and project scheduling as tools to improve productivity. Use Statistical Process Control (SPC) to eliminate errors and defects and continually improve the system.

Q009: Principle #8

8. COLLECT, MEASURE AND EVALUATE DATA before Making Decisions. "It never hurts to turn the light on." (J. DeSimone). Make Decisions based on evidence. "If you can't measure it, you can't evaluate it."

Q010: Principle #9

9. APPLY THE '80/20' PRINCIPLE: Use this Problem-Solving Tool to put problems into 'Trivial Many' and 'Vital Few' Categories. Record the causes and frequencies of problems on a Tally Sheet. Develop this into a Pareto Chart which plots the frequencies (most- to least-important) of the problems. 20% of the causes create at least 80% of the problems. Importance of resolving vital problems first.

Q011: Principle #10

10. DEVELOP 'WIN-WIN' SCENARIOS: Create solutions that will benefit all parties. Cooperation that develops synergism is the best solution.

Q012: Principle #11

11. DEVELOP A MASTER PLAN: Good Design Precedes Good Craftsmanship. A well-designed plan tracks and benchmarks an action through to its completion. "Quality begins at the Design Level." (Marty Madigan)

Q013: Principle #12

12. PLAN FOR ALL CONTINGENCIES: Prepare for all solutions by developing alternatives. If necessary, flowchart plans dealing with all possible alternatives. Apply 'If-Then-Else' type of logic to problems.

Q014: Principle #13

13. MAKE ZERO DEFECTS AND ACCIDENTS YOUR GOAL: Use the tools of TQM, SPC, and Problem-Solving to achieve these goals by detecting and eliminating the causes.

Also please explain these terms: Empowerment, TQM, Continuous Quality Improvement & Innovation.

Q015: Principle #14

14. QUALIFY YOUR SOURCES AND SUPPLIERS: Use Quality and Deliverability as the basis for selecting the source of your materials and services.

Q016: Principle #15

15. DELIVERABILITY: The Right Product at the Right Place at the Right Time. In world-class Just-in-Time (JIT) delivery systems, source parts are used without delay and inspection in the process.

Q017: Principle #16

16. MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR CUSTOMERS: Customers are anyone affected by your work: co-workers, team members, management, & especially the end-users. They are the rationale for your work. The justification for your work is to deliver products or services that meet or exceed their requirements.

Q018: Principle #17

17. IMPROVE CONTINUOUSLY AND ALWAYS: Institute continuous improvement & life-long education, principles based on the 14 Points by W. Edwards Deming. Optimize your curve. They constitute an ever expanding continuum. Add to this list.

Q019: TQM which calls for employees to share governance of the process, and the new mandates for technical and problem-solving training for employees is the foundation of a new culture that will dramatically improve the way we work and live. The quality of life of all Americans will be improved by the positive changes made in the workplace. Final Observation: Give me your "take", perspective, Point of View on TQM. What do you think?

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