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M&IS 24053 Computer Applications

Dr. Geoffrey Steinberg Office: College of Business A418

drgsteinberg@gmail.com

Syllabus is only at: http://orion.kent.edu


Theme: Solving Information Related Problems Using Computers, Networks, Software and Data.


Objective: aggressively confident, Build confidence by developing competency. and most important of all... and become ...


Have Fun! but...


WARNING: Computing can be addictive and fun and easier than you think.


Major Topics of this Course: Windows SQL – data manipulation Logic Hardware/Software Spreadsheet (Excel) Information Systems Internet and Security HTML – web page development Email Communication Presentation (PowerPoint) Database (Access)


Important Terms • Computer • Information System • Data • Information • Disk • Diskette • File • Program • Windows • Software • Virus

• Spreadsheet • Database • Internet • email • Client • Server • HTML • Browser • WWW • Hardware • Analysis


A comprehensive tour of the “state of the art!�


This course will be as current as it happens.


Updates via the Internet during this semester and beyond!


WARNING: Computing can be addictive and fun and easier than you think.


Syllabus may be found on the Internet at http://orion.kent.edu/


Syllabus is only found on the Internet at

http://orion.kent.edu/ it is not printed so you must go the “Net”. Here is how to get it…


http://orion.kent.edu:

Click here to get the syllabus


While you are here create your Pamela account. http://orion.kent.edu

Click “Pamela”


Type access code here


The Syllabus http://orion.kent.edu


Syllabus Your Grade 5 quizzes @ 16 points each 12 homework assignments @ 1 each 8 points of pop quizzes Total

= 80% = 12% = 8% = 100%


Syllabus Grading Scale • 89.5+ = A • 79.5+ = B • 69.5+ = C • 59.5+ = D • 0+ =F Final grades are not curved. The +/- scale is not used.


Syllabus Five Quizzes •Objective questions: • Multiple-choice • True-false • Short answer

• In computer lab – 2nd floor College of Business • Proctored – bring picture ID • 60 minutes each • You must start at least length of quiz before proctor leaves.

• Quizzes are not curved • Several quizzes have prerequisites – check the syllabus! • You need a reservation to take as quiz in the lab. • You must score 100 on Syllabus Contract to begin a quiz.


Syllabus Syllabus Contract • Demonstrate that you understand the rules of this course. • Take it as a quiz – anywhere any time. • Complete as many times as needed until reaching 100%. • The contract does not affect your grade but you must score 100% to take any quiz. YES

Pass with 100%? NO


Syllabus 12 Homework Assignments • Submit up to 3 times - until due date • Grade on 3rd or last submit is your grade • Graded instantly by Pamela


Syllabus Pop Quizzes for 8 Points • Unannounced • In class


Syllabus Recap 5 quizzes @ 16 points each 12 homework assignments @ 1 each 8 points of pop quizzes Total

= 88% = 12% = 8% = 100%

Wait! There’s more!


Syllabus

Extra Credit

Pop Credit

5 Extra Credit Points Possible! • Pop Credit: maximum 4 points by answering random questions when using Orion • Extra credit assignments: maximum 1 point extra credit • All are optional • Points added to average at end of semester


Syllabus Recap 5 quizzes @ 16 points each 12 homework assignments @ 1 each 8 points of pop quizzes Total

= 80 = 12 = 8 = 100

4 Extra Pop-Credit Points Possible 3 Extra Credit Assignments

= =

Total

= 105

Wait! There’s more!

4 1

Your Maximum Possible Score = 105


Syllabus Gift Catalog Gifts available include: A due date extension An additional homework submission Erase a grade and start over

Wait! There’s more!

Purchase gifts from Pamela with the pop credit that you earn! Fine print: only Pop Credit points maybe used for gift purchases. Extra credit not eligible.


Syllabus Amnesty Wait! There’s more!

 Complete overdue assignments.  Different from the Gift Catalog: 1. You spend no extra-credit to begin a late course requirement. 2. You are assessed a late fee.


Syllabus Early Bird Special

Earn rewards for completing assignments early. Ask Pamela about Early Bird Specials.

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Syllabus Recap of Specials 1. 2. 3. 4.

Pop-Credit Gift Catalog Amnesty Early Bird Specials


Syllabus Grading Scale • 89.5+ = A • 79.5+ = B • 69.5+ = C • 59.5+ = D • 0+ =F Final grades are not curved. The +/- scale is not used.


Syllabus Lab Proctors/Tutors/Quiz Hours • College of Business • 2nd Floor • Supplemental Instruction (SI) provides tutors. • Proctors allow you to begin a quiz • Hours are Mon, Tue, Wed, Thr, Fri (schedule to be announced)

Note:

Bring your ID to the lab when you want to take a quiz!

Note:

Quizzes must be started at least X minutes before the end of the lab period! Where X is the length of the quiz.


Reminder: Once you get to the syllabus you need to register for this course with Pamela. The Syllabus

This is in addition to being registered for this course with the Kent State University registrar.


How to Register

@ http://orion.kent.edu/


When you log on successfully you view your personal Pamela timeline:


Any questions about Pamela?


Ground Rules for this Course:

1. Discussion not lecture 2. All questions important

3. Respect other students

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Is this you??????


... don’t let it be because ...


Computer usage is widespread! graphics

money government

education energy

commerce medicine agriculture

science

home use


So?


How to go

from

to

?


Computer Literacy The key to gathering, manipulating, analyzing, and presenting data.


Computer Literacy • broad understanding of technology • understanding crucial to use of applications • to ensure not being overwhelmed by

Inflosion


and it takes ‌

‌ to become expert in:


Information Handling: Gathering Manipulating

Information

Analysis & Presentation


Some definitions:


Information Systems: Use of computer hardware, networks and software to gather and process data and convert it into information.


Computer

A machine that can be programmed to accept data (input) and process it into useful information (output).


Computer Attributes • Speed • Reliability • Storage Capacity


Network Allows people and resources to be connected.


Data What

is data?


What is data?

Data are facts about things!


Data are facts about things! 3 red

facts

big

But what are the facts about?


… more about data later … … it is the foundation of this course … … for next class read Chapter 6: Information Systems


WARNING: Computing can be addictive and fun and easier than you think.


Most Have important of all: Fun!

The End


Syllabus at: http://orion.kent.edu

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