This class uses LiveNet. Read the accompanying document: Special Notes for Students
|What if I am absent?||The due dates are absolute. If you are gone, you need to make sure the assignments are in on time.|
|Can I turn in late assignments?||Yes. Each week an assignment is late, its worth drops 5 points. Since most assignments are worth 20 points, this means after 3 weeks late, the assignment won't be worth enough to bother turning in. The late assignment is graded and the result reduced the 5, 10 or 15 points. Any last, late assignments must be turned in no later than May 11.|
|Where are the tests?||
The traditional class tests are replaced with projects. The midterm is replaced by two projects worked on by a small group of students. The final project will be an individual effort.
|What is this individual project?||You will be expected to build a working program designed to solve a specific problem. it will be worth more than other assignments. It will be due on May 14. More information will be given out half way through the semester.|
|Can I do extra credit to improve my grade?||Yes, if your average is below a C and if you have turned in all assignments. It does no good to do extra credit if you are not turning in regular assignments.|
|How do I get help with my work?||
Do not expect much help from the lab aides. This is too advanced a subject for them to know. Come in and see the instructor, is the best. Communicate with the instructor through e-mail, and telephone calls. Talk to other students, form study groups.
|When can I see my composite grade?||
Periodically, about three times a semester, I will figure average grades and show them to the class.
|What software is covered in this class?||
|What should I know as I begin this class?||
At the end of the course, each student should be able to:
The above objectives will be measured using a combination of:
0-201-75833-4. Various sources on the Internet will also be used.
PHP: The Web Wizard's Guide to PHP by Lash, 0-321-12174-0. Various sources on the Internet will also be used.
Class and Instructor Information:
Revision date: Nov 30, 2007
Office: High Tech Center-
Office hours: T,Th 10-11:30
Great Basin College
1500 College Pkwy.
Elko, NV 89801
753-8095 (home, before
753-2160 (college fax)
Note: I check my email M-F only.
This is a full semester class requiring considerable time spent on the computer each and every of the 15 weeks. If you are not prepared to work this schedule, do not continue with this class.
The class will be taught using explanations and demonstrations of new commands and concepts. Following this, assignments will be given using these new commands and concepts. Most of the class time will be spent on the computer.
This class requires regular attendance. Classes can be missed, however, as long as the assignments are completed by the first class period the student returns.
The assignments will consist of exercises from the instructor, from the Internet and the textbook. Each assignment will be graded on a points system. The assignments can be completed on your own time, and will require substantial time spent in the computer lab to complete.
All assignments are due at the beginning of the next class period, unless stated otherwise. Any assignment not handed in will be recorded as zero points. Each week an assignment is late results in 7 points taken away from the graded score. Students should keep all returned assignments until they have seen cumulative grades.
Other than the project, no assignments will be accepted after May 11.
A group project takes the place of a midterm. Students will work in small groups to accomplish a goal. An individual project takes the place of a final test. It is a comprehensive set of web pages showing what you have learned during the course. Hopefully, the pages will be composed of material useful to you in real life. More information on the requirements of the project will be presented after the midterm.
Cumulative grades will be
determined as follows:
92-90 A- Worth:
89-88 B+ Assignments: 65%
87-83 B Group Projects: 20%
82-80 B- Indivual Project: 15%
A. Cumulative grades will use + and -.
B. Some times, and for very good reasons, a student is not able to finish a class, and needs to withdraw from the class.
1. Through week 12:
a. A grade of W (withdrawn) will be recorded for anyone who formally withdraws by meeting with the instructor and
filling out a withdraw form.
b. A grade of F will be recorded for anyone who simply does not come to class any more.
c. It is important to realize that for any one withdrawing from the class, the difference between earning an F and a
W on the official class recording is the process of meeting with the instructor.
2. After week 12:
a. a. Anyone withdrawing will receive a grade based on all semester assignments, including those missed.
C. Extra credit may be earned if your grade is currently a D or below.
D. Before doing anything regarding this class, please consult with me. It is my job to assist you in making class decisions.
During the class, your completed work may be displayed for the benefit of the entire class. If this bothers you, please notify me in writing during the first week of class.
Be prepared to spend the time needed on the computer. Do not allow yourself to get behind. If something is not understood, find time to meet with your instructor. Use the text book as a resource.