CIS 2 Computers and the Internet in Society - Syllabus
CIS 2 Computers and the Internet in Society
- Winter 2019
- Course: 00435
- Department : CIS -002.-63Z
- Instructor - Valerie Taylor
- 4.0 Units
Online Education @ De Anza College . (408) 864-8969 . http://deanza.edu/online-ed/
DESCRIPTION : CIS 2 Computers and the Internet in Society
A critical examination of the capabilities and uses of the Internet, computers and cellular communications, and how they are changing business, law, politics, health, education, entertainment, and society.
Course format is question-based student discussions and collaborative group projects.
CIS 2 Computers and the Internet in Society is a GE course. This is the online education 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.
(See general education pages for the requirement this course meets.) Advisory: English Writing 211 and Reading 211 (or Language Arts 211), or English as a Second Language 272 and 273.
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.
Online Course. Students must have access to a computer, the Web and an individual email address. There are no on-campus meetings.
Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page. https://deanza.instructure.com/courses/3382
Student Learning Outcome Statements (SLO)
- Student Learning Outcome: Analyze the effect of the Internet, computers, and cellular communications on individuals, culture, and society.
- Student Learning Outcome: Analyze the effects of the Internet, computers, and cellular communications on institutions, including education, business, economics, and politics.
- Student Learning Outcome: Judge the effect of the the Internet and computers on law and ethics.
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 online learning course.
The textbook used in previous semesters is available. It is NOT REQUIRED. If you really like to have a textbook, contact me for suggestions for online rentals and print versions. These are entirely optional.
There is NO required textbook for this course.
We will be using the Canvas e-classroom web site for communication, discussions, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes and grade reporting. It is important that you check into Canvas at least 2-3 times each week (checking every day is best).
This course uses the Canvas e-classroom web site. Once your registration for the course has been processed, you will automatically have a Canvas account.
Additional login information will be provided by the DeAnza Online Education Center. If you have not received login information or need help getting into the Canvas e-classroom web site, please contact Online Ed by using the Canvas Help request form
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INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION : Valerie Taylor, M.S. Ed.
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 work 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 online, you will 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 and technology are having on society. This is a hands-on "learning by doing" course format.
If you have questions, please ask. You have take more responsibility for your success in this online course.
E-mail me anytime. I will get back to you, usually within 24 hours.
- Web Site : https://www.deanza.edu/faculty/taylorvalerie/
- email : email@example.com
Assignments are described in detail in the online course materials. See the course for details. Assignments are due at 11:30pm on the due date below following the Module introduction.
Note: all Module activities - discussions, quizzes, etc, are due on the due date assigned to one or more activities within the module.
Final project due date - Sunday Mar 24, 2019
Final assignments due - Wednesday March 27 * Last day to turn in work for credit
CIS2 : Computers and the Internet in Society
|1. Introductions||Sun Jan 13|
|2. Privacy and Freedom of Speech||Sun Jan 20|
|3. Intellectual Property||Sun Jan 27|
|4. Crime||Sun Feb 3|
|5. Employment, Education and Entertainment||Sun Feb 10|
|6. Midterm - Grand Challenge||Sun Feb 17|
|7. Evaluating and Controlling Technology||Sun Feb 24|
|8. Risks, Failures and Responsibilities||Sun Mar 3|
|9. Anytime, Anywhere||Sun Mar 10|
|10. Technology Advances, Social Trends||Sun Mar 17|
|11. Group projects||Sun Mar 24|
|12. Peer reviews
Last day to submit work for credit
|WEDNESDAY Mar 27|
Approximate scoring - assignments and discussions are different for each topic so the exact distribution of points will vary.
- Weekly assignments - discussions, quizzes, group response, reflection (10 x 10-15 points)
- MidTerm project - approx 10 points
- Final group project - approx 20 points
- A : 95 - 100%
- B : 85 - 94%
- C : 75 - 84%
- D : 60 - 74%
- F : Below 60%
FINAL GRADES - You may access your final grades online. They will be posted in the DeAnza College MyPortal.
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
For Students with Physical, Psychological, Sensory Impairments, ADD/ADHD, & Other Disabilities
Accommodations and Services, including Sign Language Interpreting/Captioning and Assistive Technology
DSS Location: SCS 41
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Program Contact: Patricia Whelan
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Deaf Services Location: SCS 25
Phone: 408.864.8755 (V/VP)
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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 Online Education Center course you are enrolled in and the instructor's name.
Canvas Resource Library for Students https://deanza.instructure.com/courses/3382
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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.
ONLINE EDUCATION CENTER
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