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A-GRAMs = Messages from Prof. A, application of philosophy that "Communication Clarifies Thoughts."

    A-GRAM May.22. On Mon.May.18  I put 24 books in the bookstore.  Ask for them at the "Register" -- they are stashed under the register.  Write me if you can't get one.
    WORD QUIZ 01 New:  I wrote a new lesson -- WordQuiz01 -- it is posted at http://auciello.tripod.com/wordquiz01.html   It is very, very difficult to pass.   But it does not hurt to take it as many times as you like.  Try it.  It takes thinking and testing each answer by trying it in Word.  
    Starting early Feel free to start now.  The course is all about earning points. Go all over the page looking for exercises that you can do.  Let me know if you find any broken links.  (I think "Matching Words with Lyrics" is not working right, and I will fix it soon.)
    Tech Notes I am writing this in HTML using FrontPage, then posting it on my website.  You accessed this page by clicking the link to it!

 

 

A-GRAM MAY.15.B


 

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TQM and Success

recently had some great "successes" -- Students  accepted at USC,  getting jobs as Webmaster-Network Administrator and former students getting lots of "hits" on their websites!  The "smack" about Total Quality Management, "High Performance Workplace", Continuous Quality Improvement and Innovation, and "Quality creating Marketshare" is working by building computer skills, creating world-class quality, presentation output, building self-confidence, then raising the "bar of expectations" (vision) is being communicated.

 

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Background.

I am a programmer, a writer, and a webmaster -- I have a curriculum made up of 80+ run-anywhere-anytime quizzes available on a floppy (701 Start Disk), up to Critical-Thinking-"Discovery" mind-expanding exercises, with web-based quizzes being supplemented by rigorous Multiple-Choice exams whose results are transmitted to a database. Also, included, and based on a joint project with Dr. Moreno, are Visual-Virtual- Interactive (VVI) assignments which emphasize experiental learning using visual, spatial thinking as well as deductive logical reasoning. Truly firing neurons from both sides of the brain!

 

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Electronic Learning Community

This approach includes the "Electronic Learning Community" approach we "strengthen each other thru communication" and research web-based information to strengthen our skills! I also like to have some personal contact with my students, at least, to meet them and be sure that they have the book, the CD, and "Start Disk" ($6.00 package available in LATTC bookstore), and can access my irtual Classroom (http://auciello.tripod.com) and find, and download the assignments!

 

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Goal

This is about building computer and internet skills to strengthen a career, learning in a Virtual Learning Community environment, in a team environment! Joseph Auciello (ProfA@auciello.net)

   

A-GRAM MAY.15B.03

Mission Vision -Philosophy and Description of my Online Classroom.

 

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Text

GET BOOK ASAP THE LATTC BOOKSTORE OCCASIONALLY RUN OUT, AND IT TAKES A WHILE TO RE-SUPPLY!

 

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Text

Textbook "CIS 701 Distance Education" is now in the Bookstore. about $5.50. Ask for it at Register. Not on shelf. Copies only for enrolled students. Buy it. Note "GRADE.DOC" which lists projects.

 

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Attedance / Check-in

If you like, find "Atten / Partic Check-in" on 1st page, and check in at least once per week. Give yourself 25 points for each check, max 4 times per week. This is optional, but a chance to be sure you know how to check in and report work. If you do any projects, report them like -- 100-701email (which gives you 100 points for filling out email form and sending it to me) ... all assignments should have short names and are worth 100 pts, unless marked as 50. Feel free to start. But starting is optional.

 

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email

I will email you a lot. My emails will have "A-Gram" in the subject field, and I want a "return receipt" which happens when you open them.

 

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email

When you email me, start the Subject Line with "CIS 701 -- " so I know whom it is from. Always use ProfA@auciello.net as my email address.

 

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Importance of communication

THIS COURSE IS ABOUT LEARNING. LEARNING IS ABOUT COMMUNICATION. SO TALK TO ME. WRITE TO ME. THE GREATER THE COMMUNCATION BANDWIDTH, THE GREATER THE AMOUNT OF LEARNING!

 

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CD

TEST THE CD. ENSURE THAT IT WORKS. LATER I WILL SEND DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO USE THE "START DISK"

 

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extra points

IF YOU KNOW ANYONE IN THE CLASS WHO DOES NOT HAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS, CAN YOU HELP THEM GET ONE? ( 100 POINTS EXTRA CREDIT FOR EACH ONE. )

 

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open enrollment

THE ENROLLMENT LIMIT HAS BEEN TAKEN OFF THIS CLASS, SO IT IS OPEN UP FOR MORE STUDENTS. IF YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO NEEDS THIS CLASS, -- AND HAS AN EMAIL ADDRESS -- YOU CAN SUGGEST THAT THEY ENROLL, IF YOU LIKE.

 

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Learning Community

I BELIEVE IN A "LEARNING COMMUNITY" APPROACH -- THAT IS I AM A MENTOR / TUTOR and WE AGREE TO TEACH AND LEARN FROM EACH OTHER. (THIS REALLY WORKS, AND IMPROVES PERFORMANCE BY UP TO 50% OR MORE!) SO I WILL SHARE IDEAS AND RESEARCH W. YOU, AND INVITE YOU TO DO THE SAME. FOR EXAMPLE, YOU WILL EARN AN ADDITIONAL 25 POINTS PER DAY FOR WORKING WITH A FELLOW STUDENTS, GIVING HELP, OR GETTING HELP, OR A LITTLE OF BOTH!

 

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Office Hours

Until June 5, i AM IN K-302 EVERY MON - THURS FROM 7AM TO 11AM. JUST ENTER THE ROOM AND COME FIND ME TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF. From July 7 to Aug 9, I will be in K-302 from 8-10 every Monday and Tuesday.

 

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No Attachments

DON'T SEND ATTACHMENTS TO ME. PRINT OUT YOUR WORK AND PUT INSIDE THE PROJECT NOTEBOOK (same notebook that you bought in Bookstore.)

 

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Policies

START READING "POLICIES / PROCEDURES FOR DIST. EDUC" READING ABOUT "LEARNING COMMUNITY"

 

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NAVIGATE MY WEBSITE. LEARN WHAT IS ON IT.

 

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701 Quizzes

IF YOU HAVE TIME, START LOOKING AT THE "701 Quizzes" on website.