ITEC2110:Spring2008:Section 1 and 2:Syllabus

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Basic Course Information

Instructor: Dr. Jam Jenkins

Office: Building C. Room 228 Cubicle G

Phone: 678-407-5770 (office), 678-520-8643 (cell)

Email: cjenkins@ggc.usg.edu

Meeting Time: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:30 am - 10:45 am (Section 1), 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm (Section 2)

Required Textbooks: Digital Multimedia, ISBN: 0470858907

Prerequisites: ITEC1001: Introduction to Computing

Introduction

This course syllabus provides a general plan for this course. The professor reserves the right to make changes to the syllabus, including changes to assignments, projects, examinations, etc., in order to accommodate the needs of the class as a whole and fulfill the goals of the course.

College Goals

ITEC2110:Digital Media contributes to the following college-wide goals and lesson objectives.

Integrated Educational Experience Goals

  • Demonstrate effective use of information technology.
  • Demonstrate an ability to collaborate in diverse and global contexts.
  • Demonstrate creativity and critical thinking in inter- and multi-disciplinary contexts.
  • Clearly communicate ideas in written and oral form.

General Educational Lesson Objectives

  • Understand and effectively use information technology.
  • Demonstrate critical and creative thinking.
  • Clearly communicate ideas in written and oral form.

Course Goals

Understand various forms of digital media in the Internet environment.

  • Build digital media documents as a communication tool in the Internet environment.
  • Publish digital media documents in the Internet.
  • Apply multimedia in digital media publication.
  • Evaluate digital media.
  • Understand legal issues on digital media.

Attendance Policy

You are expected to attend every class. Failure to attend class will affect your grade. Special arrangements to take a regular exam early must be made in advance via the Absence Notification Form. Early exams are available only at the instructor’s discretion and only under extreme circumstances.

IF an emergency arises and you miss an exam you MUST notify your instructor on the same DAY as the exam via the Absence Notification Form. At the instructor’s discretion, make-up work may have a different format or different content from the regular assignment. Make-up work should be completed within two days of the original due date. Work missed due to unexcused absences will be given a grade of zero.

Students who never attend a class by the end of the first two weeks of the term will be reported for non-attendance. Students who do not drop a class during the schedule adjustment period and are reported for non-attendance will be automatically dropped from that course.

If you feel that you are unable to complete your courses due to illness or family emergency, contact the Registrar’s Office or the Office of Enrollment Management to attempt to withdraw from your courses without penalty.

As stated in the GGC Catalog: "Students whose absences exceed two-thirds of the total class meetings in a semester may be administratively withdrawn from the course by the instructor. This includes excused and unexcused absences. A student administratively withdrawn from a course due to excessive absences may re-enroll for that course in a subsequent semester during which the course is offered."

Your Grade

WebCT always contains your current grade in the class, and the portion of your grade that has been determined. It is your responsibility to check your grade frequently and monitor your progress in the course. If your grade ever drops below 70%, please schedule a time to talk to me. We will talk about what you are doing to prepare for class and discuss strategies for improving your performance. Since this class is cumulative, it is imperative that you schedule a meeting as soon as you start to fall behind.

Grading Scale

A - 90-100%
B - 80-89%
C - 70-79%
D - 60-69%
F - 0-59%

Grading Weights

Your grade in this course is a combination of your mastery of the concepts and your steady work. The daily reading quizzes make sure you are prepared for every class. The tests measure your individual mastery of the concepts. The projects give you a more flexible way to demonstrate that you understand the concepts covered in the readings and lectures.

Quizzes - 20%

We will have weekly quizzes (approximately 16). The quiz grades will be averaged to compute your Quiz grade. You will be able to drop your lowest quiz score). Each quiz with worth 0.5% of your grade, and your best 40 quizzes are used to compute your quiz grade.

Projects - 30%

There will be at least 4 projects given during the semester. The weights of these projects will be given below. Details about the projects will be forthcoming as the semester progresses.

Tests - 30%

  • Test 1 - 7.5%
  • Test 2 - 7.5%
  • Test 3 - 7.5%
  • Test 4 - 7.5%

Final Exam - 20%

Your final exam is comprehensive and can be used to replace your lowest test grade if it improves your overall score.

Reassessment

If a request is made for any scored material to be reassessed, please recognize that it will be possible to retain, gain, or lose points in the reassessment process. Make any reassessment requests by e-mail within one (1) week of grading. Please make a follow-up appointment to meet the instructor during office hours for review of the results of any reassessment. A request for reassessment will not be granted if more than a week has passed since the grade in question was posted. Check your grades in WebCT regularly.

Students with Disabilities

The Office of Disability Services provides individualized accommodations to students with documented disabilities based on the nature of the disability, how the disability affects them, and their academic environment. Any information regarding your disability will remain confidential.

The Office of Disability Services works with students that have a variety of different disability issues. Examples include:

  • Asperger's syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (both hyperactivity and inattentive types)
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Medical disabilities
  • Mental health disorders
  • Mobility impairments
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Visual impairments

Some common accommodations include

  • Extended testing time
  • Use of a tape recorder
  • Priority Registration
  • Use of a note-taker
  • Readers and Scribes
  • CCTV
  • Distraction reduced testing room
  • E-text
  • Use of assistive technology

At the college level, you must self-identify to the staff at the Office of Disability Services (D Building) if you are seeking services or accommodations. If you have ever been diagnosed with at disability in the past or are struggling and feel like you may have a disability now, please contact the Office of Disability Services within the Division of Student Affairs. E-mail or stop by for an appointment to discuss you individual situation. Contact Jennifer Arrocena, Director of Disability Services, D Building, room: 1116, phone number: 678-407-5883 or e-mail: jarrocen@ggc.usg.edu.

Academic Integrity

Students may have general discussions about assignments with fellow classmates. Each student must develop his or her solution to the assignments, unless assignments are identified as team projects. Students should always be able to explain their own academic work and the process they used to complete it. You may be asked to provide this information at any time. Clearly document the sources of any and all help you receive and submit this information with all academic work.

In this class, there will be zero tolerance for dishonorable or unethical conduct. The minimum penalty for cheating is a zero on the assignment. The maximum penalty for cheating is an F in the course and referral to Dean Mundie (who may impose further penalty). Students may appeal a penalty for academic dishonesty to the Academic Dean of the School in which the course is taught (Dr. Tom Mundie) or to the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs (Dr. Stas Preczewski). The decision of the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs is considered to be final.

From GGC 2007-2008 Catalog, p. 17:

“Georgia Gwinnett College students are expected to adhere to the highest standards of academic integrity and are expected to encourage others to do the same. Further, students are expected to take responsible action when there is reason to suspect dishonesty on the part of others. While it is not possible to list all acts of academic dishonesty, examples include:
  • Cheating: This act of dishonesty includes giving information to or taking information from other students during examinations. Cheating is also committed when students copy from unauthorized sources and/or represent some other person’s work as their own. Collaboration on out-of-class assignments or examinations is considered to be cheating if prohibited by the professor.
  • Plagiarism: This category includes copying material from unpublished or published sources, including electronic resources, and submitting that material as the student’s own work. Students are responsible for identifying the proper source and for giving credit to that source anytime that they present ideas which are not their own.
  • Collusion: This act of dishonesty includes buying or selling material which will be misrepresented as a student’s own work. In addition, students who fail to report known acts of academic dishonesty on the part of others are guilty of collusion.
  • Previously submitted material: Students must not submit work which has been or is being concurrently submitted, in whole or in part, in another class without first having received the permission of all the professors involved.
  • Misrepresentation or falsification of material: This act includes misrepresenting, fabricating, or altering academic material, such as transcripts, diplomas, grades or records, professors’ or administrators’ signatures or initials. In addition, students must not take an examination or test in the name of another student or present another student’s work as their own.
  • Misrepresentation of circumstances: Students must not misrepresent personal circumstances (e.g., illness, conflicting responsibilities, etc.) to avoid meeting academic responsibilities.”

Course Calendar

Below is the course calendar which will be updated as the course progresses. You may watch this page to be alerted to changes in the calendar when they do occur.

Upcoming Classes

Monday Wednesday Friday

January 7

Reviewed syllabus and course policies.

Went over wiki editing for those new to wikis.

January 9

Discussed the first part of Chapter 1.

Watched the book video.

Edited individual wiki pages.

January 11

Finish Chapter 1.

January 14

Start Chapter 2. Cover binary number conversions.

January 16

Talked about Nyquist rate and sampling.

January 18

Finish Chapter 2. Take Quiz 2.

January 21

No Class - MLK Day.

January 23

Finish Chapter 3.

January 25

January 28

Review for Test 1.

Test 1 - January 30

February 1

Review the results of Test 1.

Assign Project 1

February 4

February 6

Finish Chapter 4.

February 8

February 11

February 13

Project 1 Due

February 15

Finish Chapter 5.

February 18

Start Chapter 6.

February 20

Finish Chapter 6.

February 22

Start Chapter 7.

February 25

Review for Test 2.

Test 2 - February 27

February 29

Review results from Test 2.

March 3

Start Chapter 7.

March 5

Start Project 2

March 7

Finish Chapter 7.

March 17

Start Chapter 8.

March 19

March 21

Finish Chapter 8.

Project 2 Due.

Start Project 3.

March 24

March 26

March 28

March 31

Review for Test 3.

Test 3 - April 2

April 4

Review results of Test 3.

April 7

April 9

April 11

April 14

Ethics & Copyright

April 16

Ethics & Copyright

April 18

Final Two Projects Due

April 21

Review for Test 4.

Test 4 - April 23

April 25

Review results of Test 4 and review for Final Exam.

April 30-May 6 Final Exam


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