Information Technology Fluency III - CIT13

Weekly Schedule

Week Information
Assignments due in one week unless otherwise stated. I may add some things during the week, so double check the schedule each week! Please keep copies of all work you submit until you receive your final grade at the end of the semester.
Week of May 11th
The final has been sent. It is due in one week.
Week #15
Week of May 4th
This week I would like you to do some research on how to attract people to your web site.
Write a short paper explaining how to attract people to a web site. List your sources.
Week #14
Week of April 27th
I will be around for help Friday, May 1st from 3 to 7 and possibly from 1 or 2. I will be available Tuesday at 11 and at 2, Thursday at 11 and 3 and Friday at 11 as well as in the afternoon and evening.
Please review JavaScript from CIT12.
I would like you to incorporate a little JavaScript in your web site. If it does not work in with your plan, you can do a separate page to delete after the course is over.
Week #13
Week of April 20th
This week I will be available Tuesday at 11 and then there will be someone available from 2 to 9 or 9:30 at night. I will be there most of the time, but I have to go to a meeting for about an hour. Andrew and Stephanie will be there to help as well. After about 6:45 we will need to move to another lab, so check around, I will be in a lab. I will also be available Friday at 11 in my office.
This week I would like you to do some research on Systems Analysis and Design. Please read:
What is systems analysis and design
Then do some research and read 3 more articles explaining systems analysis and design.
Write a short paper explaining systems analysis and design. Be sure to site the sources.
Week #12
Week of April 13th
Let me know how the project is going!
Week #11
Week of April 6th
This week I would like you to find two software packages related to the kind of work you are involved in. For example, if you were in payroll you could find a software package on payroll. I would like you to test them either on line or download and test.
Set me a short writeup on the packages you found and your evaluation of them.
Continue working on your project and do some work on your portfolio.
Week #10
Week of March 30th
I would like you to continue wtih the tool research. I would like you to find three tools that you like and set them up.
Set up the three tools you decide on and send me access.
Also write me a short essay on how the three tools from this week and the three from last week can be used.
Week #9
Week of March 23rd
Do some research on the web for useful tools that are available. Think of things you would find useful and check out what might be available.
I would also like you to continue your research on setting up a web based portfolio.
Here are some tools I want you to look at: delicious, google docs and pageflakes.
Here is my page at pageflakes: My tech news
Set up a page at delicious and bookmark some sites that you have used with your project.
Set up a page at google docs and invite me to join you in a document talking about how you did it.
Set up a page at pageflakes that includes things of interest to you.
Please be sure to send me a progress report and link to your site.
Week of March 16th
Have a productive vacation and wish me the same!
Please be sure to check this list of scholarships. They are a great way to help with tuition.
Scholarship Opportunities at BCC
Week #8
Week of March 9th
Tuesday of this week will be an open lab in K101. No classes are scheduled. Please come for as long as you can if you are not caught up in your work!
Continue working on your site, you seem to be getting a lot done.
After break, we will look at some other things.
Week #7
Week of March 2nd
Sounds like you are making good progress - continue working on HTML/XHTML CSS and send me a link to some work you are doing.
Week #6
Week of February 23rd
Before I post anything for this week, I would like you to give me a status report on where you stand with HTML/XHTML, CSS etc.
Week #5
Week of February 16th
This week is a continuation of working with XHTML, CSS and getting a site started. Send me links to what you are doing.
Week #4
Week of February 9th
This week, I would like you to do some research on XHTML and CSS (cascading style sheets). You can find information on this on line and you can also find information at my CIS44 site.
When you write the XHTML, you should take the top four lines in the source from this page and use it as the first four lines in your XHTML. Notice that the HTML tag is included in the first four lines so you simply start with the head tag.
Code with first 4 lines of XHTML
View the source and use the first four lines at the top of your XHTML for good validation. Remember, the fourth line includes html.
Write a couple of pages using XHTML and CSS (they can be related to your project or just practice pages). The pages should link together.
Week #3
Week of February 2nd
This week I would like you to do some research on packages that can be used to develop a portfolio and some research on what should go into a portfolio. I would like you to see if you can find some pages to test. I would also like you to review your HTML and make sure that you are comfortable making a basic web page. That is another way you can do a portfolio.
Please report back to me on your research and also write a simple HTML page and send it to me.
Week #2
Week of January 26th
Your main project for this course is to develop a capstone project that deals with the effective use of computers in a career area that you are involved in or considering.
Do some research and find out how computers are being used in your field of choice. You can decide on the scope for your proposal.
Your final project should include a portfolio, a presentation and a web site devoted to the topic. The portfolio should be done on line.
Working toward this objective, I would like you to continue playing with the graphics package or a graphics package and I would like you to work with a presentation package. You can use PowerPoint or an open source package. I have worked with OpenOffice Impress.
Prepare a presentation on some topic, the goal is not the topic, the goal is to try multiple features. Please send me the presentation and an explanation of what you tried. (due in 2 weeks)
Keep working with the graphics package to try to get more comfortable or go back to one you are comfortable with and continue experimenting with graphic mainipulation.
Week #1
Week of January 19th
I want you to pick an application package that can be used to create graphics/images that you do not know and learn how to use it effectively. You can pick a package in our lab, a package that allows for a free trial download, or freeware/shareware. Note these are references I have been given, not that I have tried!
Note also that this software might be helpful when you do your project!
Possible places to look include:
SourceForge software
Adobe tryouts
About article on Free Graphics Software
I want you to report back to me what package you used, the process you went through to learn the package, the problems you encountered and the steps you took to overcome them. Show me a product!


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