Internet Developer - CIS122/44
If you are taking this as a Web based course it is extremely important that you either own a computer or have daily access to a computer. For students taking the course over the Web, the computer is your only source for information and the way you will communicate with the instructor. If you do not have a computer available and you are not comfortable working on the Web, you should be taking this course using the classroom option (see below).
The Web site:
The Web site that you are currently visiting
will contain all information for this course. It is a resource for students in
the classroom and the method of delivery for students taking the course over
PowerPoint presentations on the material will all be posted at the site as well
as the assignments. The site will also list tutorials and other sites on the
Web where information can be obtained. For students who want a reference book,
I suggest a reasonably comprehensive book on XHTML and possibly HTML and an
The weekly schedule is a week by week schedule to help the student keep current. I usually update the site four or five times a week, so be sure to check it on a regular basis. Note: Assignments will not be handed out in class, they are available on the Web.
I have changed my web site, so if you find something that does not connect, please let me know about the bad link so I can correct it. Hopefully everything will go smoothly, but perfection I do not expect!
Note that this is material from a wide variety of browsers in the examples and on the PowerPoints. I have upgraded some of them but have left others because in fact you should write code that is supported by all reasonable level of browsers - not just the latest.
The way this course works:
Students taking this course have three options:
All students taking the course must have an e-mail address. As soon as you have an e-mail address send me an e-mail so I can put you into my system.
Students taking the course over the Web must communicate with me at least once a week via e-mail just to let me know they are still there!
For everyone in the class: If you miss more than two classes in a row, please send me an e-mail letting me know that you to still exist!
Students should send me assignments via email. If there is a problem, see me.
Students should pass in only one assignment per email. The class code (CIS122/44), your name and the assignment name should be on the subject line. If you have questions or need help, send a separate email with CIS122/44, your name and either the word question or help in the subject. I respond first to those emails and file the assignments (to be corrected when I have accumulated a group). On most assignments, if you get a bad grade you can either resubmit or do a make-up. If I have heavily corrected the assignment and the answers are there, needless to say you cannot resubmit. You should receive permission to resubmit an assignment! Make-up assignments will be posted upon request, if appropriate. Note that quizzes cannot be resubmitted.
If you need help, see me or e-mail me and we will figure out the best response. Better to see me as soon as you see signs of a problem! You can send me drafts of assignments with particular questions over e-mail and I will respond (if I feel it is appropriate) as soon as possible. With rare exception I check my Web site every day and on days when I am not at BCC, I usually check it multiple times (that means Wednesday and over the weekend). I am willing to set up review sessions or question and answer sessions for in class students, Web students or both.