Prof. Auciello
   

   Syllabus

 

 

Class Name: CIS 701
Introduction to Computer and Internet Applications
Semester: Spring 08
 
Meets: Online Section: Section 0157
Instructor: Joseph Auciello Email: joseph@auciello.net
Phone: (213) 763-7268 Office: K-309
Class Site http://gomoodle.org

Course Description:  This course provides an overview of microcomputer applications including a brief introduction to computer concepts.  Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office XP, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft PowerPoint. 4 units Credit.  UC-CSU transferable. For concurrently-enrolled HS students, meets Computer Literacy requirements.

Objectives

  • Give students basic skills in using Microsoft Office Applications.

  • Provide introduction to Moodle and other Content Management Systems.

  • Use of writing tools -- Rich-Text / HTML Editor.

  • Creating materials on a World-Class Presentation Level with Graphics.

Expectations:

  • Empowerment -  Learn to generate within yourself the responsibility to succeed. 

  • Quality - Create Total Quality work as your standard for completion.  Do self-assessment and improvement.  Use the Dr. Deming Plan-Do-Check-Act model.

  • Performance Requirements - This course is more about earning points by doing assignments / extra credit work.  Grades are awarded on the point system.   You should spend from 1 - 2 hours per day on the website performing work, and/or following links to extra credit assignments.  Continuous learning is our goal:  You may work in short "access" sessions, repeatedly .. as necessary.  The goal is to do the assignments.  Make classwork part of your daily regimen. .

  • Collaboration - In addition to team projects,  you are encourage to learn from and teach others.  Extra credit will be given for working together.

  • Think Visual - Add as much high-quality graphics, videos to your work.  Multi-media communicates learning across a large bandwidth!

Attendance / Grade Standards

You are expected to log in,  perform work, and submit a minimum of 200 points per week.   This is "B" level performance:   16 weeks * 200 = 3200. A-4000 points.  B=3000;  C= 2000.

Office Hours

Virtual Office Hours - you can email me at joseph@auciello.net,  call me / leave message at my college office at 213.763.7268 or on a message phone, 818.719.8115,  fax me at 480.275.3235.  I read email everyday, so I can reply in 24 hours.  I will be setting up Instant Messaging by phone and computer.  For help in how the class works,  see the "Six Steps to Success" posted at my old website,  http://auciello.net

Notify me

If you are going to have serious problems that prevents you from working, let me know by email to: joseph@auciello.net  and/or leaving a message at the office phone,  213.763.7268.

Dropping the Class

It is understandable if other factor interfere with completing the course. Things happen! If this is the case, drop the class.  .

Text

The main texts for this class: 

  • Microsoft Office XP Introductory Concepts and Techniques Enhanced Edition, ISBN 0619200022, Microsoft Press, 2nd Edition.

  • Windows and Web Applications Workbook  written by me,  downloadable at http://auciello.tripod.com/701book.doc, optional.

 Additional readings will be posted. . 

Resources Needed :

  • Computer access - you will need access to a computer with MS Word installed. You computer must be reliable, at least for the next 5 weeks.

  • Internet access -you can use a dial up connection, but it would be best for some of the class if you have a DSL or Cable connection. Most importantly, it must be reliable.

  • Plug Ins - you will need to insure you have the following plug-in installed on your computers:

  • Email -we will make extensive use of email. Make sure you update your profile with your current email information.

  • Flash Drive - to carry your files and software on a USB drive.  Allows you to easily carry and transfer key documents, pictures, music and video clips from one computer to another.  Recommend min. 4MB.

Schedule

Week

Subject / Action

1 Step #1- Get an email address
Step #2- Enroll at http://gomoodle.org 

Topic #1- Intro Quiz (under development)
Topic #2- Take "Web Quiz" located on CIS 701  Quizzes.

Extra Topics / Research: Look up TQM, WIKI, Visual Communication, "kinetic learners".

2  

Topic #3- Visual project: Principles of Visual
Communications ( type in http://govirtual.us/pvc.html ) Topic #4- Learn to upload assignments.
 

Topic #5- Windows and Web Vocabulary Quiz  (50vocab)

 Topic #6-Handheld Digital Devices for Education (required) (200hdde)

 

*The total points for a lesson could be as much as 300 points, but the lessons is organized in small segments of 25 points, allowing flexibility.                                       

   

3

Topic #7- Creating a presentation-quality level document in WORD (images, fonts, colors, etc)  (100word)

Topic#8-(Optional). Week 03: Create Business Cards.
Done in WORD, vertical align. need picture, email, web address (if possible), stock paper, paper cutter. Working w. fonts. Design. Professional Card.
Download http://auciello.triopod.com/buscard3.doc

                 

                  

 
4  
Topic #8-International Characters.    Download

http://auciello.tripod.com/woqu01.html  and complete and submit this lesson-quiz.

Here's an excerpt:  A friend of mine is named Bob Muņoz.  Note the ņ that I used.  Access the International Characters assignment (/701inter.doc) that looks like:

 

 

For 100 pts (100wa),  modify it.  Click "Insert an International Character by using a shortcut key"  that gives the following:

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Topic #9- Creating an Expense Journal

CIS 701

 

 

PROF. AUCIELLO

100expjourn

EXPENSES

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUNE

    TOTAL

TAXES

554

19

475

739

348

211

2347

 

SUPPLIES

364

35

776

49

874

410

2508

 

TRAVEL

317

909

441

604

864

775

3911

 

TOTAL

3733

2298

3671

2273

3290

2889

 

 

        http://govirtual.us/701-expjourn-06.xls

  

FOR 25 POINTS EACH,  CREATE  VARIOUS TYPES OF GRAPHS:  PIE,  EXPLODING PIE,   BAR

LEARN HOW TO MAKE A GRAPH. DEFINE  X AXIS,   Y AXIS .  USE CHART WIZARD 

5 Topic #10- Using the "Rich-Text" (HTML) Editor

A series of 25 point questions on this editor.

Grading :

This is a Credit  "Hands-On" class with grades based on points earned for completing assignments.  A=4000.  B=3000.  C=2000.  D=1000.

Posting of Grades:

Your grades will be posted on the class web site. Only you can see your grades. It is your responsibility to insure you have received the proper grades for your assignments,  quizzes, and tests. Please bring any discrepancies to my attention ASAP.  Each assignment will have its point value listed.  There will be no partial grades for assignments:  Students will continue to work assignments until stated quality and completion standards are reached! .

Disabilities Policy :

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), all qualified students enrolled in this course are entitled to "reasonable accommodations." Please notify the instructor during the first week of class of any accommodations needed for the course.

We work closely with the Disabled Students Program & Services office and have computer software and hardware available to meet special requirements.  For more information, click the link above.