CONTACT:
Instructor: Mr. Dan L. Bratten

E-mail: dbratten@csustan.edu
IM: danbratten@AIM
Phone: 209.669.6419

MyITLab: http://www.myitlab.com/
Web: http://www.cs.csustan.edu/~dbratten/CS2000/

Office: P 283
Office Hours: As Needed


2011
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
CS 2000 Effective Computing (3 units).
To familiarize students with current computing technologies used within education, home, and business environments. Topics include productivity tools such as word processing, spreadsheets, hardware, and operating systems. There also will be discussion of ethical and social issues concerning information technologies. Enrollment preference will be given to Liberal Studies majors. Satisfies G.E. area E1. Students may not use both CS 2000 and CS 4000 to satisfy G.E. requirements. Corequisite: CS 2002. (Credit may not be given for both CS 2000 and CS 4000.) (Lecture, 2 hours; laboratory, 2 hours)

REQUIRED MATERIALS:


myitlab access code.

USB Drive:

Any USB storage device to save your files.

E-mail:

An email account (accessible from campus and home.) It is also required that you know your access information for your campus (name@csustan.edu) email account.

Optional:

I am listing the textbook as an optional purchase. It may be purchased as part of a package in the bookstore. It may be purchased as an e-text online. Or, you may choose to not buy it in any form.

Many students have completed the course without its purchase. The course is designed to cover the textbook material in the online training exercises. There is also a copy available in the Library on reserve.

GO! with Microsoft Office 2010 Volume 1

Shelley Gaskin, Pasadena City College
Robert L. Ferrett, Eastern Michigan University
Alicia Vargas, Pasadena City College
Carolyn E. McLellan, Tidewater Community College

ISBN-10:      0132454467
ISBN-13: 9780132454469
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright: 2011                          
Format: Paperback w/ CD Rom; 1000 pages
Trim Size: 8-1/2"x10-7/8"
Status: 23-Jun-2010 AS

DESCRIPTION OF ONLINE ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS:
Assignments in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentations are specifically designed to provide a working knowledge of each. Assigned training modules provide instruction which can be applied to these assignments and to future career activities.

Several assignments will contain requirements that can only be completed with the newest version of MS Office Suite 2010. If you do not own this program for your home computer it may be necessary to use one of the campus computers to complete your work.

Assigned chapters will provide instruction in using the software and to complete four exams for each chapter.
    • For each chapter you will be provided with online hands-on training using simulation software built into myitlab. The training is optional and not graded but is highly recommended for you to complete.
    • For each chapter you will need to complete two project exams.
    • For each chapter you will also complete a Chapter Exam.
    • For each chapter you will also complete a Grader Project Exam.
Word Processing Software: Chapters 1-3 will provide instruction in using the Word 2010.

Spreadsheet Software: Chapters 4-6 will provide instruction in using the Excel 2010.

Database Software: Chapters 7-9 will provide instruction in using the Access 2010.

Presentation Software: Chapters 10-12 will provide instruction in using the PowerPoint 2010.

There will be a total of 12 chapters to complete -- each with four exams.

DUE DATES, MAKE-UPS, AND LATE PENALTIES:
All assignments are due when specified on the myitlab calendar. Use these due dates to keep on schedule to sucessfully complete the course. All assignments are shown for the term on the calendar and can be completed on your schedule by working ahead. Do not procrastinate or put off exams to the last day.

Late Work & Penalties: Late work will be accepted without penalty up until the last day of class -- December 8th at 11:59 pm PST -- after which, no work will be accepted. Your exams may be retaken as many times as you wish -- time allowing -- to improve your score on each one. Only the highest score will be counted toward your grade.

ATTENDANCE:
Attendance is expected for the first lab period. Enrolling in myitlab and its use will be discussed and I will provide additional help during lab to insure your understanding of assignments for the semester.

As this is an online class, lab attendance is as needed during other scheduled times. On-campus compter labs will be available for you to use to complete your exams giving you a fast connection to the Internet and a computer with all needed software to complete this course.

Checking the class web site and your email frequently is expected as well. Doing so will keep you aware of changes, clarifications, and resources available to complete your assignments.

GRADING:
Your grade will be based upon the sum of your exam scores.

Chapter Exams: There are twelve chapters covered in this course from your textbook. Each chapter will contain four exams. Two will be exams based on projects that are demonstrated hands-on with training modules and with instruction in your textbook. Each will be worth 1.33% of your grade. A third exam (also with a training module) in each chapter will be a combination of the two project exams where you will be asked to once again demonstrate the skills learned in the A & B projects. This exam will be worth 2.34% of your grade. The first three exams will be taken in myitlab running on simulation software. Scoring will be immediate.

Each chapter also contain a Grader Project Exam that you will complete by downloading a starting file to your computer (or any you choose to use) and then using your Office 2010 software to complete the instructions. Once complete, the exam will be uploaded to myitlab for grading. This exam will cover the material you have been trained on for previous exams. It will be worth 4% of your final grade. The twelve charters will yield 100% of your grade.

Grading option #2: A.B.C.D.F. (using plus/minus grading) with option to receive Credit/No Credit grade. The last day to request a change in grading option in Dec 5th. You must send me email asking for the change.

Points earned for particular activities assigned in this course will be weighted as follows:

CRITERIA FOR GRADING -
Individual Chapters -- 12 each
8.33%
Project A Exam
Project B Exam
Chapter Exam
Grader Project Exam
1.33%
1.33%
2.34%
4.0%

x 12 =
100%
Breakdown by Programs
Word 2010 Software Exams:

25%

Chapter 1 Exams
Chapter 2 Exams
Chapter 3 Exams

8.33%
8.33%
8.33%

Excel 2010 Software Exams:

25%

Chapter 4 Exams
Chapter 5 Exams
Chapter 6 Exams

8.33%
8.33%
8.33%
Access 2010 Software Exams:

25%

Chapter 7 Exams
Chapter 8 Exams
Chapter 9 Exams

8.33%
8.33%
8.33%
PowerPoint 2010 Software Exams:

25%

Chapter 10 Exams
Chapter 11 Exams
Chapter 12 Exams

8.33%
8.33%
8.33%

Total For The Course --

100%

Grading Scale

PERCENTAGE

 

GRADE

90-100

A

86.7

A-

83.3

B+

80

B

76.7

B-

73.3

C+

70

C

66.7

C-

63.3

D+

60

 
D

56.7

D-

0 - 56.7

F

To receive a Credit grade you must earn a C- or better.

 
 

||||||| Updated: Sat, Aug 20, 2011

By Dan L. Bratten
E-mail:
dbratten@charter.net