CIS 701 Distance Education QUIZ -01

Prof. Auciello's Virtual Classroom Quiz

Last.First Name email
        
                   Brooks.Gary gbrooks@hotmail.com   
       
       

Q001:
CIS 701 QUIZ 01 PROF. AUCIELLO

EXPLANATION:

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. 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.

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.

(J. Auciello. Feb 16, 2002. from my office at home.)

Use the web for your answers:

For example:

    http://www.javascriptkit.com/javatutors/string4.shtml

    explains the 'charAt' statement. (Use JavaScript to

    understand Java -- JS is the 'light" version of Java.)

Here is a copy of kb21.java (Unicode Conversions)


   /*  CIS 790        kb21.java          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;
        try
         {  
         do { 
             //  NOTE.  THIS METHOD READS ENTIRE STRING INC.  LF  & CR.
             // 1st try:
             System.out.print  ("Enter Single Character (/ to exit) ");
             System.in.read(buff2, 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)System.in.read();
             //cdec  = (int) c;
             //System.out.println(c  + " = "  cded);
            } // ends do
         while (cdec != 47);

         } // ends try

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

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

Q001: 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.)

 

Q002: Answer this question only when you have all the materials.

1. Course Outline.
2. Rules for Distance Education Classroom
3. Extra Credit Sheet
4. 1" Viewbinder Notebook.
5. Min of (4) 3.5" High Density Floppy Disks.
6. Digital Photo or Photo to scan.

Answer each one -- Say: "I have / don't have the Course Outline, Mr. A." (If you don't have it, say when you will get it.) (Do you "get" that this is about "Accountability" -- about making converting "talk to walk", "what you say to what you do"? I am doing this because you will not pass this Online Course without having these and other tools in place, and the opportunity to work OnLine is too good to ruin by not having these tools in place! Agree?)


Q003: You need to be able to access http://auciello.tripod.com
Answer these questions:

(1) Are you able to connect from Home, the LRC, or where?
(2) Does the classroom run aok on your browser?
(3) Do you know how to print assignments?


Q004: Next, I want to be sure that you can navigate inside the 'virtual classroom'.

1. Can you "check-in" electronically under "Daily Check-in"? (in Main Index)
2. Can you find the assignments under "CIS 701- D.E." -- (under "Course Index")?
3. Take a look at 'Students' Home Pages for future work, and to see the power of multi-media to communicate.

Answer in the form of:

"I did 1 and 2, and will look at Home Pages later." or something.


Q005: Next, PROOF OF ABILITY TO EMAIL.

GET AN EMAIL ADDRESS (yahoo, hotmail, angelfire, tripod, etc) -- You may have to make up a clever, unique name -- like monique90017 (zip code) since about there are about 80 + million email addresses.

THEN EMAIL ME -- cyberprof@hotmail.com -- with the message Mr. A. THIS VERIFIES MY EMAIL ASSIGNMENT.

SEND COPY TO YOURSELF, PRINT IT OUT, AND PUT IN NOTEBOOK.


Q006: TEXTBOOKS.

THIS IS FLEXIBLE. I RECOMMEND A "MICROSOFT OFFICE HANDBOOK" (about $35) -- THIS IS A CLASSIC WORK. Really, you should study from this book.

YOU COULD ALSO GET ALL YOUR INFO FROM THE WEB -- HELP FILES, www.microsoft.com, from my website, etc -= THIS YOU SHOULD DO ANYWAY.

ALTERNATIVELY, AND MINIMALLY, YOU NEED AT LEAST A STUDY GUIDE ON WINDOWS 98 OR HIGHER AND WORD 97 OR HIGHER. ABOUT $4.00 EACH.

TELL ME YOUR PLANS FOR A TEXTBOOK, AND IF YOU ARE ABLE (EXTRA CREDIT) TO GET IT FROM THE WEB.

Your Main Assignment this week is to start typing "Introduction to Visual Communications" (under 701 - DE Projects). Print it out from the Web.

Check in here that you have started it. Later, you can come back, and indicate that you have finished it.


Q007: email address.

You must have an email address that works. When you finish this lesson, print it out, put it in your project notebook (everything you do, all points that you earn must be documented by printouts in your Project Notebook). Then, I will award you 200 points (which you post on Attendance / Participation Form) or I suggest that you work on and resubmit certain answers. The email allows me to grade your work and award you the points.

Enter your email address in the form of example below:

    gbrooks@hotmail.com





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