Sept 13, 2004
1. Just be sure that you are doing your attendance --
2. CIS 701 Students: The "701 Start Disk" contains 80
lessons that when passed will earn you 25 points each. How many
points is that? Bring me the disk to be graded in K302.
3. Introductory Quiz 01 --
http://auciello.tripod.com/iq01.html -- is so vital to take as it
explains how this entire course works!
4. If you are not getting emails from me, clear out your inbox,
and send me your email address, include your name. Go ahead and
create a 2nd backup email address and send that also. If your emails
bounce back, my emailer program drops you from the distribution list, so you
have to be diligent about maintaining an active email address.
5. Here is a copy of Week 2 and Week 3's email messages.
(2) STILL GIVING OUT ADD CARDS. SEE
ME. MY SCHEDULE IS
7AM 701 LAB 701
9AM 757 LAB 757
COME SEE ME DURING THE 701 CLASSES
OR THE LAB IN K302.
For this week, the assignments are
simple: CIS 701, all classes, keep working on your business card.
I preach what is called "Digital -
Virtual - Presence", thus it becomes essential to establish yourself with a
card with a cell #, email address, and even a Home Page on it. For 25pts
(25dvp), what does having such a card say about you? (I apologize for the
I have the glossy photo paper now,
enough for this week. Please try to buy more at Fry's electronics. If you
pay more than $4.00 for 20, you are paying too much. Look for sales!
(No. 19) Read if you need it. If
you don't, please write a your step-by-step analysis of how to do the
project for 25mashel points.
CIS 757 A student asked me if
we were doing "Business Card 101" -- that was very witty. No, I would
say "Not". I just want you to get images ready for the Big Event -- the
This week, I will introduce the
source code behind the slide show, and show you how to insert images and
text! I really want you to get "immersed" with this "Visual Communication"
project. I suggest that you develop it and market it as a photo album
commemerating events, and even earn some consulting money. Prepare to
insert your card as an image, and possibly another image, a clean head shot
of yourself, crisp image. I want to see some High Performance on this,
WEEK 2 EMAIL
This week, please do the read the following:
Many students got an Yahoo! email account by typing
and under signing up for a Yahoo!
Mail account under "Personal Assistant" on the right-hand side.
Follow the prompts. Pick a unique email name, say, for example, your-
last-name, zipcode --
firstname.lastname@example.org – as
many email names are already taken!
Or you may come in to K302, anytime Tues Morning, for help.
Then look for emails from me once or twice per week. Make sure that your
inbox is not full – keep it clear, and email yourself frequently to ensure
that you are receiving messages. Keeping in contact is essential to
passing this course! To facilitate this, please do the following:
- Listen to recorded messages weekly on (213) 763-7268.
- Read "NEWS" on my web site, which is our Virtual Classroom – Click
Click NEWS (right under pictures).
- Read ‘a-grams', about 1 per week. Click INTRO to read them, and even
go ahead a bit.
- Check for Emails that I will send about once per week. If your email
"bounces back", you are removed from the distribution list until you email
me with at least one correct email address. Two email addresses is a good
- Visit me any Tues Morning in K302 (Office Hours / Lab Hours).
This week – week 2 – all classes are doing Business Cards. This is explained
in detail under NEWS.
Working with you to ensure your success. Be Well. Prof. A. out.
Rev July 25.2004.
New: All Students -- There is a
perfect quiz-lesson just finished on WORD -- click
It is comprehensive, so I made it
worth 300 points. It is really good, if I can have "pride of authorship".
Spend hours and days on it if you have to. It is that good!
Question: "Do I
need a Password and an ID to use your site?" NO,
as you have already, hopefully, discovered, just type
then find the Welcome Message and read and follow the a-grams. Easy stuff.
----> ATTENDANCE: CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO BE SURE
THAT YOUR NAME ISS ON
http://auciello.tripod.com/deform7966.html.txt (click it)
http://auciello.tripod.com/iq01.html.txt THIS IS EVIDENCE THAT YOU ARE
FUNCTIONAL IN THIS ONLINE CLASS.
NOT GETTING EMAILS FROM ME TWICE
A WEEK? DID NOT
MEET PROF A. / MISSED ORIENTATION? NOT CALLING
MESSAGES? NOT REPORTING ATTENDANCE ON LINE?
THEN EMAIL ME IMMEDIATELY BY
CLICKING ProfA@Auciello.Net -- sending
me your STUDENT ID, YOUR ADDRESS, YOUR PHONE NUMBER, along with a story why we
have not connected. Plus a promise to catch up by doing everything
mentioned in this a-gram, and
http://auciello.tripod.com/a-gram1.html -- If you don't know how
this class works -- Put "CIS 701 -- Help Me! Mr. A!" -- in the
subject line of your email.
Changing the subject -- let me
give you 100 extra credit points if you can tell me who invented / discovered
Binary Math (the True / False, 1/0, On/Off logic) that is the basis of how
computers work! 100bin
Question: Mr. A. -- Do I really have to see you every 2
weeks? Do I really have to meet w. you personally?
YES. If you are busy working away, and operating this course well,
then see me less. If having trouble, new to computers, need attention and
Capuccino, you must come in -- Do you know what days and times?
Another Question: "Mr. A., I thought an online computer course
was supposed to be easy, but ever since I signed up, I have been getting phone
calls from your TA, I have to read your website, read lots of emails that push
me, and I have to read a lot of a-grams, and submit my responses
which makes me accountable -- What is up with that?"
THAT IS A GREAT QUESTION: LET ME TRY TO
EXPLAIN -- Some of us love computers, and we want to recruit and convert you to
become Power Users. This is because we know how Vital this is. We
have crossed the "Digital Divide" and it is filled with Opportunity, and Success
over here. We know that those on the No-Tech or Low-Tech of the DD will
not be able to compete with a person who can travel with a Wireless Laptop,
and do his/her work Anytime / Anywhere. [ Ask me if I know someone
personally who can travel or visit any part of the country, and do her work
Further, and this is strong medicine, if YOU don't
get these computer skills, there is a "techie" generation behind you coming up
fast! Email me if you know what I am talking about.
So we "hackers" who are also teachers will give the hardest courses because
we are bound by our consciences to do our best to help "you think critically and
solve problems using a computer." Find the logo that I use and
explain the Standard Curve, the Hyper-extended (Taguchi) curve, and what
"TECHNOLOGY OPTIMIZES PERFORMANCE" means for 100 (100taguchi) points.
points more, email me and tell me how Technology can help improve your life and
work! 50life. Go ahead and read all the a-grams, and use the 701
Master Help file to assist your doing projects. You can do them in the
order of GRADE.DOC or in any order! More to follow ... next a-gram.
[50 points -- what does a-gram stand for?] Clue "Z-Gram". 50agram.
POINT OF INFORMATION: MOST OF THE
LEARNING IN YOUR LIFE WILL NOW COME FROM THE INTERNET AND THAT REQUIRES LEARNING
NEW SKILLS ON YOUR PART, AND ADJUSTING YOUR 'LEARNING STYLE'. IT REQUIRES
ALL OF YOU NEED TO PHYSICALLY APPEAR AT
LEAST ONCE PER WEEK, TO MEET WITH ME FOR A 'CHECK-UP' ON MON-TUES 7:30-11.
COMPUTER IS COLD. YOU HAVE TO CREATE YOUR OWN ATMOSPHERE WITH COMPUTER LEARNING.
YOU HAVE TO GO 'DEEP INSIDE' AND 'ZEN' WITH THE MATERIAL. A GOAL OF THIS CLASS
IS TO ADD 'EMPOWERED, CONTINUOUS LEARNING' SKILLS TO YOUR SKILL SET! EACH
OF US HAS SPECIAL GIFTS -- OUR JOB IS TO FIND THEM AND DEVELOP THEM. IT HAS TO
ABOUT 'QUALITY', AND LEARNING, AND 'GETTING YOUR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
-- ANYTHING LESS IS INTELLECTUAL MALNUTRITION.
Attendance/Participation (A/P) Form:
I am using 18 pt font
to tell you this: No input on the A/P form, No Grade. The section numbers
CIS 701 (DIST ED)
7965 (lab hours reserved for this class Mon - Tue 7:30-11:00)
Also after submitting
the form, you will see a text file. Please note how other students are
using that form, how the projects are named, how many they have done, and how
the points accumulate (build-up).
If you can't find the
right form or use it correctly, see me right
Contact Info: I am in K302
Mon-Tue 7-11:30. Just come in and one of my TA's or I will
help you. CALL 213.763.7268.everyday for recorded messages. email
ProfA@Auciello.Net Being in close communication is part of
Learning Community, and using Total Quality Management as a Workplace
Philosophy, So, we have to have good, close, effective communication.
For 50 points credit,
50-AGRAM2, read and perform each of these points, then click the SUBMIT
Last week we worked on Business Cards. Click
http://auciello.tripod.com/701mashel.htm then #20 for help. The
MW and TTH classes "went to town" on this. Jeff, for example,
created a beautiful business card, with a blue art background, in vivid color!
It was Art and Business! (We need Photo Glossy Paper. Fry's
Electronics, sometimes has it on sale for in packages of 10 for $2.00. If you
bring in glossy paper that we can use for the Business Cards, the class will re-imburse
you.) We will continue this project this week, making sure everyone gets
his/her cards done. From this project, you should be learning how to load a
template from my Virtual Classroom, how to save it to a floppy disk (important),
how to insert a photo which you have edited with Photo Editor, how to "wrap
text" around the picture, formatting, fonts, color, World-Class Presentation
Quality, and the ultimately practicality of defining yourself in the Digital Age
with an email address, and (later) the address of your personal website on the
card! Following the practices of Learning Community, let's make sure every
student gets this done this week so that we can move on. I am very
pleased with what I have seen so far!
Also, continue with
the 701 Start Quizzes. You should be doing about 10 per week. Bring
the disks to me to have them graded. I have a Grade Program on my
computer. They have to be graded and verified by the end of the semester,
but you can still record the points, 25micro-00, if you pass the quiz, which you
can tell if the program does not ask you to repeat the quiz.
Also, keep searching
the web site for anything that is interesting to you, and that might be worth
points when you do it. Keep continually learning.
FOR CIS 757 WEB
STUDENTS ONLY: Since the
and Web Design (building Web Pages), I want to go in both directions. (1)
amateurs from Professionals, and (2) I want you to expand your talents to
working with Color, Sound, Music, Images, Video (multi-media). So this
week, we will do
and download it, to learn JS basics and also "757 Tables with Music and Images"
You should get a Study
If you get stuck, we will do this in class.
Also, start looking
for examples of good Web Pages, and earn up to 500 points credit for printing
them out, and attaching your comments about the features that they have.
(100-FedEx for their web site).
All students: I
need to ensure that all students are receiving email with the link to this
document. If you know a student who is not getting this information, see
me or TA and make sure that their email info is put on the MASTER file.
Point #1 -- Have
Point #2 --
Put CIS in the Subject Line of any email that you send me. (If
you think you know why, email me the answer for 10 EC points.)
Point #3 -- Please, no
inappropriate email addresses. Not appropriate for business.-- No Sex, Drugs, RocknRoll,
in your email addresses please.
Point #5 -- There are
projects worth 100s of points easily available -- Here is the first one --
1. Distance Educ (all
Principles of Visual Communications
(50-PVC) Important to understand.
Principles of Total Quality Management
http://auciello.tripod.com/14tqm.html Defines the
Operating Environment for our Classroom and the Workplace. Important.
Introduction to Quality, Total Quality Management, and Statistical Process
http://auciello.tripod.com/itqtqmspc.doc (50-itq) Read it, Sign
it. Put in Viewbinder.
Continue using GRADE.DOC to find Assignments. 757 Students use
Read the Scrolling Banner Messages -- They are written for you.
You must sign in to the A/P every class day. Or at any time, you have
more points to record. They must accumulate.
On Page2, take Required Quiz #1 (100-all-01)
http://auciello.tripod.com/all-01.htm If you don't know,
just say so, I am looking for feedback here.
on Page 2, there are (5) 701 Quizzes [and (5) 757 Quizzes] -- 701Quiz 01,
701Quiz 04 -- They are
worth 50 pts each, not 100. It is very important to start taking these
there is a new type of Lesson-Quiz -- Virtual-Interactive-Visual Application --
such as exqu01.html and woqu01.html. These require
absolute concentration and having the application open and running in another
window to test each answer, and are very difficult to pass. Tell me
if you get an 80 or above.
closing AGRAM2 with saying, repeat after me, QUALITY, ACCESSIBILITY,
HIGH-PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY, Visual Communications, SCOREBOARD, and
PERFORMANCE-BASED. 10EC points if you understand my meaning. Be
Well. Prof. A. Out.
Prof A: "I have read and I understand all 10 points, and I will
continue to diligently work on them and the links that they refer to ..."
Indicate agreement by typing "YES" in the box.