CIS 2 Computers and the Internet in Society - Syllabus
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CIS 2 Computers and the Internet in Society - SyllabusSUMMER 2012
Department : CIS-002.-61Z
Instructor - Valerie Taylor
De Anza College Distance Learning Center . (408) 864-8969 . FAX: (408) 864-5546, 864-8245 . http://distance.deanza.edu/
A critical examination of the capabilities and uses of modern computers and how they are changing business, law, politics, and society. Course format is question-based student-led discussions and collaborative group projects.
CIS 2 Computers and the Internet in Society is a GE course. This is the online distance learning section. The course includes lots of reading, discussing, critical thinking, and web-based research. CIS 2 is concerned primarily with the uses of technology (good and bad) and issues for society. We cover everything from accessibility for people with disabilities to identity theft. We discuss and research the impact of technology on computer crime, copyright, education, medicine, business and ethical issues.
Advisory: English Writing 100B and Reading 100 (or Language Arts 100), or English as a Second Language 24 and 72 (or English as a Second Language 4).
This is an ONLINE course. There are NO on-campus meetings.
There is a lot of writing required for this course. Your work is expected to demonstrate college-level research, analysis, writing and paper formatting and will be graded accordingly.
You are REQUIRED to participate in the online class activities such as discussions and group project work in addition to doing the weekly individual assignments.
You must be able to access and participate several times per week.
DAILY access to the course is strongly recommended.
Students who do not participate actively in discussions and regularly submit assignments throughout the quarter will be dropped from the course by the instructor, as required by State funding rules. The instructor will discuss individual situations if the student emails an explanation and a plan. If you need a credit for this course - keep this in mind.
Welcome to CIS 2 - Computers and the Internet in Society. It is my pleasure to be your instructor in this course.
I have been teaching part-time at De Anza since 2000. My business career has included positions in the education, technology and consulting. I'm not just an online instructor - I have been an online student too. I have a M.S. in Education specializing in Online Teaching and Learning - all course work was online! When I'm not working, I enjoy traveling and sailing with my family.
I look forward to meeting you - yes, you will get to know your instructor and classmates in this online class. By taking this course in the Distance Learning format, you be learning about Computers and Society using the technologies that are impacting society. You will have to work hard and participate in class discussions. You will get to know your classmates. By the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of the impact that computers are having on society. This is a hands-on "learning by doing" course format.
You can leave me an e-mail message anytime. I will get back to you, usually within 24 hours.
Web Site : http://faculty.deanza.edu/taylorvalerie
E-MAIL ADDRESS : email@example.com
This is an
Students must have access to a computer, the Web and an individual e-mail address.
There are no on-campus meetings.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
After completing the reading and written assignments, students will have an understanding of the impact that computers have on society today. Students will be able describe the aspects of society that are affected and the ways that these changes are taking place. Students will be able to discuss key concepts in a digital society including issues of copyright, privacy, personal freedom, computer crimes and new legal issues as well as advances in medicine, telecommunications and education.
There is no textbook for this course. All course materials are online media - web articles, images and diagrams, podcasts and online video. You must have daily access to the internet that supports these media for participation in this distance learning course.
The textbook used in previous semesters is available. It is NOT REQUIRED.
There is NO required textbook for this course.
We will be using the Catalyst learning management system for communication, discussions, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes and grade reporting. It is important that you check into Catalyst at least 2-3 times each week (checking every day is best).
Access Catalyst and set up your student account
This course uses the Catalyst online learning management system. Once your registration for the course has been processed, you will automatically have a Catalyst account.
Additional login information will be provided by the DeAnza Distance Learning Center. If you have not received login information or need help getting into the Catalyst course management system, please contact DLC by using the Catalyst Help request form
(Cookies must be enabled in your browser)
Assignments are described in detail in the online course materials. See Catalyst for details. Assignments are due
at 11:30pm on the due date below
following the Module introduction.
Final project due date - TUESDAY, August 7
Final assignments due - Wednesday, August 8
CIS2 : Computers and the Internet in Society
- assignments and discussions are different each semester so the exact distribution of points will vary.
||Thursday July 5|
2. Privacy and Freedom of Speech
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3. Intellectual Property
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||Sunday July 15|
5. Employment, Education and Entertainment
||Thursday July 19|
6. Midterm - Millennium Development Goals
Sunday July 22|
7. Evaluating and Controlling Technology
||Thursday July 26|
8. Risks, Failures and Responsibilities
||Sunday July 29|
9. Anytime, Anywhere
||Thursday August 2|
10. Technology Advances, Social Trends
||Sunday August 5|
11. Final projects
Tuesday August 7|
12. Peer reviews - last day to submit work for credit
Wednesday August 8 |
Weekly assignments - discussions, quizzes, group response, reflection (10 x 10-15 points)
MidTerm project - approx 20 points
Final group project - approx 30 points)
A : 95 - 100%
B : 85 - 94%
C : 75 - 84%
D : 60 - 75%
F : Below 60%
You may access your final grades online.
Policy on Copying and Cheating: Students who submit the work of others as their own or cheat on exams or other assignments will receive a failing grade in the course and will be reported to college authorities.
NOTICE ON LEARNING DISABILITIES
If there are any students with a learning disability or physical challenge, you are entitled to any assistance you need to achieve your academic goals. DeAnza College has an on-campus lab with talking computers, print enlargers, tactile maps of the campus, and other alternate learning options. If you or anyone you know would benefit from such a service, please call
Disabled Student Services 408-864-8753
TTY number: 408-864-5650 or Relay System call 711
Please contact us if you have suggestions for making this course more learning accessible for you.
TECHNOLOGY HELP DESK FOR REGISTERED STUDENTS
There are several ways to obtain help with the technology aspects of your course. When contacting support personnel, please identify the Distance Learning Center course you are enrolled in and the instructor's name.
Catalyst Help request form
If you're working on class assignments in the on-campus computer labs, often there are instructional assistants available to help answer questions.
For questions about how to use specific software that is used only in your course, consult your syllabus or contact your instructor for specific help.
DISTANCE LEARNING CENTER
The Distance Learning Center office staff provides support with administrative questions, college procedures, extra course materials and handouts, and general information.
Main number: (408) 864-8969
FAX numbers: (408) 864-5546, 864-8245
Catalyst Help request form
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