Lectures and Assignments

COS 490 Computers, Ethics and Society

For this course, you will read several complete books as well as selected chapters out of other books and some articles. You should purchase through online facilities the books indicated in the assignments below. The full titles of the books and annotations for each book may be found in the course bibliography. You will also find links to the bios of the book authors here.

Approximate Schedule of Lectures and Assignments

Wk Day Date
Topic
Book Reading Assignments
Module
Class Session Video Link
Misc
1 T Aug 29 Course Introduction

none for Fall 2017
TH Aug 31 I. History of Cyber Society The Innovators
Ch 1-4
Module A
video
2 T Sept 5 The Innovators
Ch 5-8
Module B
video
TH Sept 7 The Innovators
Ch 9-12
Module C
video
3 T Sept 12 II. Cyberlaw/Internet Law Cyberlaw Compendium: Copyright
Module D
video
TH Sept 14 Cyberlaw Compendium: Patent

Module E

video
4 T Sept 19
Cyberlaw Cmp: Trademark & Trade Secret
Module F
video
TH Sept 21 III. Crime and Security Future Crimes
Ch 1-4
Module G
video
5 T Sept 26 Future Crimes
Ch 5-8
Module H
video
TH Sept 28
Future Crimes
Ch 9-13
Module I
video
6 T Oct 3  Midterm exam posted  Future Crimes
Ch 14-18
Module J
video
TH Oct 5 IV. Privacy   
Midterm topics due
Info Privacy Fundamentals
Ch 1-4
Module K
video
7 T Oct 10 Fall Break
TH Oct 12
Info Privacy Fundamentals
Ch 5-7
Module L video
8 T Oct 17 V. Society: Ethics, Psychology, and U.S. Political System
The Righteous Mind
Ch 1-4
Module M video
TH Oct 19
The Righteous Mind
Ch 5-8
Module N
video
 9 T Oct 24
The Righteous Mind
Ch 9-12
Module O
video
TH Oct 26 Yes ! Proven Ways
Ch 1-50
Module P
video
 10 T Oct 3 1 VI. Cyber Society Perspectives on Education and Business Big Data, Little Data, No Data Ch 1-5 Module Q
video
TH Nov 2
 Big Data, Little Data, No Data Ch 6-10 Module R
video
 11 T Nov 7 Second Machine Age Ch 1-8
Module S
video
TH Nov 9  Second Machine Age Ch 9-15
Module T
video
12 T Nov 14
One World Schoolhouse
pp. 1-126
 Module U video
TH Nov 16
One World Schoolhouse
pp. 127-254
Module V
video
 13 T Nov 21 VII. Project Teamwork
Five Dysfunctions
pp. 185-220
Module W
video
TH Nov 23 Thanksgiving Break

14 T Nov 28 Social Issues and Professional Practice (ACM-IEEE)
 Outcomes Assessment Quests 1-16
video
TH Nov 30 Outcomes Assessment Quests 17-32
video
15 T Dec 5
Outcomes Assessment Quests 33-52 video
TH Dec 7  –
Outcomes Assessment Quests 53-69
video
Dec 11 Final Exam Week
Final Exam
Thurs Dec 14
2:45

I. Class Communications

  • Assignments: While assignments are made on the Lectures and Assignments web page, the course will use Blackboard for delivery of completed module report and module discussant assignments. Blackboard interfaces are automatically established for all UMaine courses each semester. Find Blackboard at https://mycampus.maine.edu (the yellow and black Bb icon). All officially enrolled students are automatically enrolled into the Blackboard course. The course should appear as active in your Blackboard course list. Click on COS 490 Computers, Ethics and Society.
  • Class Notices: The instructor will occasionally make announcements to all students on the primary Blackboard course page. The course website is also accessible from the left menu.
  • Exams, End of Semester Products and Any Delivered Files: Any class response that requires a file to be attached must be sent to cos490@maine.edu.

II. Module Assignments: Module Reports and Module Discussant Questions

Although all students should strive to read and take notes on all book chapters covered in the course, you will prepare module reports on only certain assigned chapters or portions of chapters. The class as a group will thereby outline and summarize the entire content of each book read in the course. Other students prior to each class period will submit a module discussant question. Most students will prepare a Module Report or Module Discussant Question for each class period or perhaps every other class period.

A. Module Reports: Your regular module assignment reports will be submitted in Blackboard under the Course Messages link under Assignments. Keep a single running document of ALL of your Module Reports throughout the semester since you will be required to submit this compilation as well at the end of the semester. Each Module Report consists of two written elements and an oral element:

1. Written Module Report – Both written elements of your response are due on or before 8:00 pm the evening before the class session in which the Module will be discussed. Number and label the two elements of your written response as follows:

(a) Outline of Response (5 pts) – Outline the key points in any chapter or portion of chapter assigned. Your outline per chapter should be about 100 words. Provide 4 to 10 major talking points or topics that you want to report on to the rest of the class covering the reading material. Number these talking points starting with 1. If you need to use sub-headings under a talking point, use dashes (-). If you need to use sub-sub-headings, uses asterisks (*).  Do NOT use any formatting in your response and do NOT use automated numbering or bullets! The outline of your response is the only portion of the two-part module response that will be forwarded by the instructor to your fellow students prior to class.

 (b) Full Response (20 pts) – Flesh out the outline as set forth under (a). That is, under each of your numbered or bulleted points in the outline provide a discussion of those points. Think in terms of the statements you will highlight in your oral classroom report to the rest of the class. Your full response discussing the outline points should be about 500 words but may be much longer at your discretion

See some example written responses that contain appropriate headings and no formatting as required. Whether or not delivered on time, all assigned modules MUST be completed and delivered eventually to avoid receiving an incomplete in the course.

Submission of Written Module Report to Blackboard: Your written Module Report with the title of the topic and both elements separately labeled (i.e. OUTLINE and FULL RESPONSE) must be delivered in plain text with no formatting except for line breaks between paragraphs.

• In the Blackboard left menu, go to Assignments > Module Report and Discussant Submissions > Create Message
• Click the TO button > select ONLY Harlan Onsrud (instructor) > click the arrow to add him as the only recipient of the message
• The subject of your message MUST be in the form of your last name followed by the module designator, chapter and portion assigned to you (e.g. Smith – Module A Report, Chapter 3, Part 2).
• Paste the module report into the text window (There must be NO formatting except for new lines and never attach a file under Module Report and Discussant Submissions)
• Click SUBMIT to send the assignment.

2. Oral Presentation of Module Report (15 pts) – Your goal is to teach the class the core material or ideas covered by your portion of the module and lead the class discussion in response to any questions or issues raised in the material. You accomplish this with your fellow module respondents. Each unexcused absence on a day when you should be leading a discussion (whether or not discussions are on that days schedule) results in a substantial decrease to your oral grade. Part of your oral discussion may be in response to a discussant question.

Module Compilations by the Instructor: You will be able to view the compilation of module outlines by fellow students in Blackboard before each class but after the delivery deadline under the Module Compilations link under Assignments.

B. Module Discussant Submissions (15 pts): Your discussant question and response will be submitted in BlackboardKeep a single running document of ALL of your Discussant Questions and Responses throughout the semester in Word since you will be required to submit this compilation as well at the end of the semester.

For each discussant assignment, pose a single question based on the one or more chapters or portions of a chapter assigned to you. Others should be able to answer your question in a few sentences if they have read the material. Then provide your response to the question you pose. Your response to your own discussion/exam question should be a minimum of 50 words but may be much longer. See the third example under the example written responses

Submission of Discussant Question and Answer to Blackboard: The written response must be delivered in plain text with no formatting except for line breaks between paragraphs.

• Within Blackboard, go to Assignments > Module Report and Discussant Submissions > Create Message
• Click the TO button > select ONLY Harlan Onsrud (instructor) > click the arrow to add him as the only recipient of the message
• The subject of your message MUST be in the form of your last name followed by the module designator, chapter and portion assigned to you (e.g. Smith – Module A Discussant, Chapter 3, Part 2).
• Paste the module discussant response into the text window (There must be NO formatting except for new lines and never attach a file under Module Report and Discussant Submissions).
• Click SUBMIT to send the assignment

III. Course Notes Journal

You will receive a note-taking paper template compiled from the submissions of your fellow students at the beginning of each class period. You should add further class discussion notes by hand to the templates. In addition, you are encouraged to take your own notes or reflections on each chapter as you go through the readings. Thus, your course notes journal for each class period should consist of (a) the note taking templates, (b) your hand written class notes added to the templates, and (c) any of your own notes that you took as you read the material covered by each book chapter (or equivalent). Organize your journal in chronological order as covered in the course and most students have done so in the past using a 3-ring binder.
In short, your journal by the end of the semester should contain the compilation of the written submissions from all your class peers as well as your personal notes. You may deliver the journal in digital or hand written form.

IV. Midterm Exam

The midterm exam will consist of a complex conflict situation involving societal conflict and cyberlaw policy or legal issues. You will be asked in a take home exam to prepare detailed and well reasoned arguments supporting one or both sides in resolving the issues.  The midterm exam is assigned on Tuesday October 3 with topics selected by each student on or before class on October 5. No more than two persons may select the same topic which must be claimed by sending a message to Midterm Topic Submissions under the Midterm Exam link in Blackboard.

The midterm exam is due on the date as set forth on the exam and should be delivered as a Word or pdf file using the Midterm Exam Files link in Blackboard. The message title in Blackboard should take the form or YourLastName – COS 490 Midterm Exam. The name of the attached file must also start with your last name. To satisfy the intensive writing general education requirement in this course, you may be required to rewrite your exam response before your submission is accepted in final form.

V. Social Issue and Professional Practice Outcomes Assessment Questions: Each student has been assigned specific questions for completion in blocks of four questions. You may want to start answering these questions earlier rather than later in the semester. List each question in entirety before providing your response. Post the responses to your assigned questions before your required due date at 8:00 pm as designated on the Outcomes Assessment Assignment. Your assignment should be submitted on BlackBoard under ACM-IEEE Outcomes Assessment Submissions. Submit at this location as an attachment (in a single Word or pdf document) copies of your assigned questions and their affiliated responses as assigned to you in the Outcomes Assessment Assignment. The message title must take the form of your last name followed by the questions assigned (example: Smith – OA Questions 5-9). The name of the attached file must also begin with YourLastName. Similar to module responses, your submissions will be distributed to the rest of the class  and you will lead discussions of your responses. In this case several of you will be responding to the same questions. All students are expected to expand upon and/or offer alternative perspectives to all responses submitted during the oral presentations.

VI. End of Semester Submissions

(a) Submit Your Digital Personal Module Reports Compilation: Your digital module reports compilation consists of all your personal module assignment responses prepared and submitted throughout the semester. Keep a running document throughout the semester of all of the module responses you personally prepared which must include both the outline and full response to each assigned module. Responses to all modules must be included in your Module Compilation at the end of the semester even if you miss responding on time for a specific class due to illness or otherwise. You may want to review and edit your module entries prior to final submission. The module compilation is due on December 7. Submit it as an attachment (in a single Word or pdf document) in Blackboard underEnd of Semester Files > Digital Personal Module Reports Compilation. The message title must take the form of YourLastName – COS 490 Personal Module Reports Compilation. The attached file name must begin with YourLastName.

(b) Submit Your Digital Personal Discussant Questions and Answers Compilation: This compilation consists of all your assigned discussant questions and responses as prepared and submitted throughout the semester. Keep a running document throughout the semester of all of the responses. All assigned discussant questions and responses must be included in the compilation at the end of the semester even if you miss responding on time for a specific class due to illness or otherwise. You may want to review and edit these entries prior to final submission. The module compilation is due on December 7. Submit it as an attachment (in a single Word or pdf document) in Blackboard under End of Semester Files > Discussant Questions & Answers Compilation. The message title must take the form of YourLastName – COS 490 Personal Discussant Submissions Compilation. The attached file name must begin with YourLastName.

(c) Submit Your Course Notes Journal: This submission is  is due on the day of the final exam. If kept electronically or scanned, submit it as an attachment (in a single Word or pdf document) in Blackboard under End of Semester Files > Course Notes Journal. The message title must take the form of YourLastName – COS 490 Course Notes Journal. The attached file name must begin with YourLastName. If in paper form, deliver to Professor Onsrud at the beginning of the final exam period. The Journal is not mandatory this semester but high aspiring students should expect to present a solid journal at the end of the semester.

(d) Submit Your Outcomes Assessment Question Compilation: After the discussion of your questions in class with your peers and after further research and expansion on your own, submit your rewritten question compilation on or before December 7. Submit it as an attachment (in a single Word or pdf document) in Blackboard under End of Semester Files > Personal Outcomes Assessment Compilation. The message title must take the form of YourLastName – COS 490 Personal Outcomes Assessment Compilation. The attached file name must begin with YourLastName.

Failure to submit any of the above with all assignments completed will result in a grade of Incomplete in the course. Thus if you were sick or otherwise failed to complete an assignment on time, it must still be completed and included in your compilations to receive a passing grade in the course.

VII. Final Exam: The final exam will be two hours in length in class on paper and will draw primarily on selected issues raised in the Module Exercises and in the Social Issues and Practice Outcomes Assessment document. It will likely include some questions submitted by students throughout the semester. It will also draw on additional issues addressed in class discussions, in the readings and in the legal issue pre-exam.

Grading
Module Assignments (written submissions and oral presentations) – 25%
Discussant Questions and Responses (written and oral) – 10%
General Class Discussion Participation & Attendance – 5%
Social Issues and Professional Practice Outcomes Assessment Responses – 20%
Mid-term Exam – 20%
Final Exam – 20%
Course Notes Journal – up to 10% bonus if comprehensive, 3% if complete but minimalist recordings

MODULE ASSIGNMENTS

(DRAFT)
I. HISTORY OF CYBER SOCIETY

Name in Black = module reporter
Name in Blue = module discussant

Assigned Reading:
The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution (2014) 540 pages [Audio Available] Walter Isaacson

CHAPTER TOPIC STUDENT 1 (Part 1)
STUDENT 2 (Part 2)
STUDENT 3 (Part 3)
Class Discussion
Module A          
1 Ada, Countess of Lovelace  Abbondanzio  Collupy  Jarvis Aug 31
Owens Papka Pettegrow
2 The Computer  Al Bakir  Cramer  Jeffrey Aug 31
Ransom Sampson San Diego
3 Programming  Arabatzis  Gordon  Manzo Aug 31
 Shin  Small  Smith
4 The Transistor  Bruce  Hey  Mathis Aug 31
 Speakman  Thomas  Vesey
Module B
5 The Microchip  Nguyen  Owens  Sampson Sept 5
 Ward  Warthen  Wilson
6 Video Games  Norman  Papka  San Diego Sept 5
 Zhao Abbondanzio Al Bakir
7 The Internet  O’Brien  Pettegrow  Shin Sept 5
Arabatzis  Bruce  Collupy
8 The Personal Computer  Owen  Ransom  Small Sept 5
 Cramer  Gordan  Hey
Module C
9 Software  Smith  Ward  Levecque Sept 7
 Jarvis  Jeffrey  Manzo
10 Online  Speakman  Warthen  Abbondanzio Sept 7
 Mathis  Nguyen  Norman
11 The Web  Thomas  Wilson  Al Bakir Sept 7
 O’Brien  Owen  Owens
12 Ada Forever  Vesey  Zhao  Arabatzis Sept 7
 Papka  Pettegrow  Ransom

II. CYBERLAW / INTERNET LAW

Assignment: Prior to reading any of the assigned legal material, all students must take the online Cyberlaw Pre-Test. You will receive an email notification to complete the survey after the pre-test has been transitioned to a controlled survey restricted to members of the class. Although responses are anonymous, your participation in completing the survey will be tracked. Complete this assignment by 8:00 pm on September 12.

Assigned Reading: Cyberlaw Compendium Download the pdf version of this document here (psswrd: cos490). Follow additional links from that document as needed.

Module Assignments: Outline the most important core concepts that all computer scientists should understand under each legal concept.

 Chapters TOPIC STUDENT 1 (Part 1)
STUDENT 2 (Part 2)
STUDENT 3 (Part 3)
Class Discussion
Module D            
 1-4 Copyright Bruce  Hey  Manzo Sept 12
 –  Sampson  San Diego  Shin
 5-7 Copyright  Collupy  Jarvis  Mathis Sept 12
 –  Small  Smith  Speakman
 8-11 Copyright  Cramer  Jeffrey  Nguyen Sept 12
 –  Thomas  Vesey  Ward
 12-15 Patent  Gordon  Levecque  Norman Sept 12
 –  Warthen  Wilson  Zhao
Module E
 16-19 Patent  O-Brien  Pettegrow  Shin Sept 14
 – Abbondanzio  Al Bakir  Arabatzis
 20-22 Patent  Owen  Ransom  Small Sept 14
 –  Bruce  Collupy  Cramer
23-26 Trademark  Owens  Sampson  Smith Sept 14
 –  Gordon  Hey  Jarvis
27-30 Trademark  Papka  San Diego  Speakman Sept 14
 –  Jeffrey  Levecque  Manzo
Module F
31-34 Internet Law  Thomas  Warthen Abbondanzio Sept 19
 –  Mathis  Nguyen  Norman
35-37 Internet Law  Vesey  Wilson  Al Bakir Sept 19
 –  O’Brien  Owen  Owens
38-40 Trade Secret  Ward  Zhao  Arabatzis Sept 19
 –  Papka  Pettegrow  Ransom

Instructor: Professor reviews best responses to the Pretest explaining reasoning.

III. CRIME AND SECURITY

Assigned Reading:
Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It (2015) 400 pages [Audio Available] Marc Goodman

CHAPTER TOPIC STUDENT 1 (Part 1)
STUDENT 2 (Part 2)
STUDENT 3 (Part 3)
Class Discussion
Module G
         
1 Connected, Dependent , and Vulnerable  Bruce Hey Manzo Sept 21
Sampson  San Diego  Shin
2 System Crash Collupy  Jarvis  Mathis Sept 21
Small   Smith  Speakman
3 Moore’s Outlaws  Cramer  Jeffrey  Nguyen Sept 21
Thomas  Vesey  Ward
4 You’re Not the Customer, You’re the Product Gordon  Levecque  Norman Sept 21
Warthen  Wilson  Zhao
Module H
5 The Surveillance Economy  O-Brien  Pettegrow  Shin Sept 26
Abbondanzio  Al Bakir Arabatzis
6 Big Data, Big Risk  Owen  Ransom  Small Sept 26
Bruce  Collupy  Cramer
7 I.T Phones Home  Owens  Sampson  Smith Sept 26
Gordon  Hey  Jarvis
8 In Screen We Trust  Papka  San Diego  Speakman Sept 26
Jeffrey  Levecque  Manzo
Module I
9 Mo’ Screens, Mo’ Problems  Thomas  Zhao  Collupy Sept 28
Mathis  Nguyen  Norman
10 Crime, Inc.  Vesey  Abbondanzio  Gordon Sept 28
O’Brien  Owen  Owens
11 Inside the Digital Underground  Ward  Al Bakir  Hey Sept 28
Papka  Pettegrow  Ransom
12 When Al Things Are Hackable  Warthen  Arabatzis  Jarvis Sept 28
Sampson  San Diego  Shin
13 Home Hacked Home  Wilson  Bruce  Jeffrey Sept 28
Small  Smith  Speakman
Module J
14 Hacking You  Levecque  O’Brien  Ransom Oct 3
Thomas  Vesey  Ward
15 Rise of the Machines: When Cyber Crime Goes 3-D Manzo  Owen  Sampson Oct 3
Warthen  Wilson  Zhao
16 Next Generation Security Threats: Why Cyber Was Only the Beginning Mathis  Owens  San Diego Oct 3
Abbondanzio  Al Bakir  Arabatzis
17 Surviving progress  Nguyen  Papka  Shin Oct 3
Bruce  Collupy  Cramer
18 The Way Forward  Norman  Pettegrow  Small Oct 3
Gordon  Hey  Jarvis

IV. PRIVACY

Assigned Reading:
Information Privacy Fundamentals for Librarians and Information Professionals  (2014) 110 pages, Cherie L. Givens

CHAPTER TOPIC STUDENT 1 (Part 1)
STUDENT 2 (Part 1)
STUDENT 3 (Part 1)
Class Discussion
Module K
         
1 Intro to Info Privacy  Smith  Abbondanzio  Jarvis Oct 5
 Jeffrey  Levecque  Manzo
2 Protecting Info Privacy  Speakman  Al Bakir Jeffrey Oct 5
 Mathis  Nguyen  Norman
3 U.S. Privacy Protections  Thomas  Arabatzis  Levecque Oct 5
 O’Brien  Owen  Owens
4 Privacy Literacy  Vesey  Bruce  Manzo Oct 5
 Papka  Pettegrow  Ransom
Module L
5 Info Privacy in Libraries Ward  Collupy  Mathis Oct 12
 Sampson  San Diego  Shin
6 Privacy Policies and Programs  Warthen  Cramer  Nguyen Oct 12
 Small  Smith  Speakman
7  Global Info Privacy  Wilson  Gordon  Norman Oct 12
 Thomas  Vesey  Ward

V. SOCIETY: ETHICS, PSYCHOLOGY, AND U.S. POLITICAL SYSTEM

Assigned Reading: The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion (2013) 500 pages, Jonathan Haidt

CHAPTER TOPIC STUDENT 1 (Part 1)
STUDENT 2 (Part 2)
STUDENT 3 (Part 3)
Class Discussion
Module M          
Intro + 1 Where Does Morality Come From? Zhao  Hey  O’Brien Oct 17
Warthen  Wilson  Zhao
2 The Intuitive Dog and Its Rational Tail  Owens  Vesey  Gordan Oct 17
Abbondanzio  Al Bakir  Arabatzis
3 Elephants Rule  Papka  Ward  Guo Oct 17
Bruce  Collupy  Cramer
4 Vote for Me (Here’s Why)  Pettegrow  Warthen  Hey Oct 17
Gordon  Guo  Jarvis
Module N
5 Beyond WEIRD Morality Ransom  Wilson Jarvis Oct 19
 Hey  Jeffrey  Levecque
6 Taste Buds of the Righteous Mind  Sampson  Zhao  Jeffrey Oct 19
 Manzo  Mathis  Nguyen
7 The Moral Foundations of Politics  San Diego  Abbondanzio  Levecque Oct 19
 Norman  O’Brien  Owen
8 The Conservative Advantage  Shin  Al Bakir  Manzo Oct 19
 Owens  Papka  Pettegrow
Module O
9 Why Are We So Groupish?  Small  Arabatzis  Mathis Oct 24
 Ransom  Sampson  San Diego
10 The Hive Switch  Smith  Bruce  Nguyen Oct 24
 Shin  Small  Smith
11 Religion Is a Team Sport  Speakman  Collupy  Norman Oct 24
Thomas  Vesey  Ward
12 Can’t We All Disagree More Constructively?  Thomas  Cramer  O’Brien Oct 24
Speakman  Warthen  Wilson

Assigned Reading:
Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive (2009) 258 pages, Noah J. Goldstein, Steve J. Martin and Robert Cialdini

CHAPTER TOPIC
Note: List the chapter titles in your submission with a few points per chapter
STUDENT 1 (Part 1)
STUDENT 2 (Part 2)
STUDENT 3 (Part 3)
Class Discussion
Module P          
Chap 1-12  Owen   Ransom   Small Oct 26
  Zhao   Abbondanzio   Al Bakir
Chap 13-24  Owens   Sampson   Smith Oct 26
  Arabatzis   Bruce   Collupy
Chap 25-36  Papka   San Diego   Speakman Oct 26
  Cramer   Gordon   Guo
Chap 37-50  Pettegrow   Shin   Thomas Oct 26
  Hey   Jarvis   Jeffrey

VI. CYBER SOCIETY PERSPECTIVES ON EDUCATION AND BUSINESS

Assigned Reading:
Big Data, Little Data, No Data (2015) 288 pages, Christine L. Borgman

CHAPTER TOPIC STUDENT 1 (Part 1)
STUDENT 2 (Part 2)
STUDENT 3 (Part 3)
Class Discussion
Module Q
         
1 Provocations  Vesey  Cramer  Norman Oct 31
 Levecque  Manzo Mathis
2 What are Data  Ward  Gordon  O’Brien Oct 31
 Nguyen  Norman Owen
3 Data Scholarship  Warthen  Guo  Owen Oct 31
 O’Brien  Owens Papka
4 Data Diversity  Wilson  Hey  Owens Oct 31
 Pettegrow  Ransom Sampson
5
Data in the Sciences  Zhao  Jarvis  Papka Oct 31
 San Diego  Shin Small
Module R
6 Data in the Social Sciences  Abbondanzio  Jeffrey  Pettegrow Nov 2
 Smith  Speakman Thomas
7 Data in the Humanities  Al Bakir  Levecque  Ransom Nov 2
 Vesey  Ward Warthen
8 Releasing and Reusing Data Arabatzis  Manzo  Sampson Nov 2
 Wilson  Zhao Abbondanzio
9 Credit, Attrib, & Discovery  Bruce  Mathis  San Diego Nov 2
 Al Bakir  Arabatzis Bruce
10 What to Keep & Why   Collupy  Nguyen  Shin Nov 2
 Cramer  Gordon Hey

Assigned Reading:
The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies (2014) 258 pages, Erik Brynjolfsson

CHAPTER TOPIC STUDENT 1 (Part 1)
STUDENT 2 (Part 2)
STUDENT 3 (Part 3)
Class Discussion
Module S
Note: List the chapter titles in your submission        
Chap 1&2  Small  Zhao  Guo Nov 7
 –  Collupy Jarvis Jeffrey
Chap 3&4  Smith  Abbondanzio  Hey Nov 7
 –  Levecque Manzo Mathis
Chap 5&6  Speakman  Al Bakir  Jarvis Nov 7
 –  Nguyen Norman O’Brien
Chap 7&8  Thomas  Arabatzis  Jeffrey Nov 7
 –  Owen Owens Papka
Module T
Note: List the chapter titles in your submission
Chap 9&10  Vesey  Bruce  Levecque Nov 9
 –  Pettegrow Ransom Sampson
Chap 11&12  Ward  Collupy  Manzo Nov 9
 –  San Diego Shin Small
Chap 13&14  Warthen  Cramer  Mathis Nov 9
 –  Smith Speakman Guo
Chap 15  Wilson  Gordon  Nguyen Nov 9
 –  Thomas Vesey Ward

Assignment: Prior to reading One World Schoolhouse, go to the Khan Academy website (http://www.kahnacademy.org), create an account as a student, and then under the subjects menu start a math lesson module. The process involves first assessing the students knowledge in the subject. View a video whether you need to or not for the topic you have chosen. Good device? Missions help ensure students have all concepts mastered within a topical area. Are mastery badges a worthwhile tool for motivating students? You might also want to create a teacher account to see how you are able to track the progress of all of your students. The programming lessons use a “talk-through” approach rather than a video approach.

Assigned Reading:
One World Schoolhouse (2013) [Audio Available] 259 pages, Salman Khan
Note: Page numbering below is from a hard copy of the book.

CHAPTER TOPIC
Note: List the topic titles in your submission
STUDENT 1 (Part 1)
STUDENT 2 (Part 2)
STUDENT 3 (Part 3)
Class Discussion
Module U          
pp. 1-36 Teaching Nadia, No-Frills Videos, Focusing on Content  Norman  San Diego  Warthen Nov 14
 Warthen  Wilson  Zhao
pp. 37-60 Mastery Learning, How Education Happens, Filling in the Gaps  O’Brien Shin  Wilson Nov 14
 Abbondanzio  Al Bakir  Arabatzis
pp. 61-96 Questioning Customs, The Prussian Model, Swiss Cheese Learning, Tests and Testing  Owen  Small  Zhao Nov 14
 Bruce  Collupy  Cramer
pp. 97-126 Tracking Creativity, Homework, Flipping the Classroom, The Economics of Schooling  Owens  Smith  Abbondanzio Nov 14
 Gordon  Guo  Hey
Module V
pp. 127-160 Theory vs Practice, Khan Academy Software, Leap to a Real Classroom, Fun and Games, Taking the Plunge  Papka  Speakman  Al Bakir Nov 16
 Jarvis  Jeffrey  Levecque
pp. 161-190 The Los Altos Experiment, Education for All Ages, Embracing Uncertainty, My Background as a Student  Pettegrow  Thomas  Arabatzis Nov 16
 Manzo  Mathis  Nguyen
pp. 191-220 Spirit of the One Room School house, Teaching as a Team Sport, Ordered Chaos is a Good Thing, Redefining Summer, The Future of Transcripts  Ransom  Vesey  Bruce Nov 16
 Norman  O’Brien  Owen
pp. 221-254 Serving the Underserved, The Future of Credentials, What College Could Be Like, Conclusion: Making Time for Creativity  Sampson  Ward  Collupy Nov 16
 Owens  papka  Petttegrow

VII. PROJECT TEAMWORK

PRE-ASSIGNMENT I: Meyers Briggs Personality Type
Before reading the chapters below, quickly answer the 64 questions found at http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp, click on “Score It” and then read about the characteristics of your indicated personality type. Although not as extensive as the tests used in the corporate sector which are often used to develop software project teams, this free facility will provide you with a cursory introduction to the Myers Briggs personality testing and analysis approach (Ignore the advertising … as usual, keep in mind that if an online service is free, you probably are the service).

PRE-ASSIGNMENT II: Team Assessment Questionnaire
Prior to reading the book, reflect on a project team involving three or more members on which you were a member. The project may have been a work team at the university, in employment or in a volunteer effort. Complete the Team Assessment questionnaire relative to the overall dynamics of the team. You will receive an invitation by email with a unique link for responding to the questionnaire. All students should respond to the 15 multiple-choice questions prior to 9:00 am on Tuesday Nov 21. The spreadsheet totals will be posted in the BlackBoard course folder and the tool will be discussed in class … even though the quantitative results will be nonsensical since each class participant will be reporting about a different team.

Assigned Reading:
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team (2002) [Audio Available], Patrick Lencioni

Note: Page numbering below is from a hard copy of the book.

CHAPTER TOPIC STUDENT 1 (Part 1)
STUDENT 2 (Part 2)
STUDENT 3 (Part 3)
Class Discussion
Module W          
pp. 185-190 The Model  Cramer  Jarvis  Mathis Nov 21
     
pp. 191-194 Team Assessment  Gordon  Jeffrey  Nguyen Nov 21
     
pp. 195-206 Understanding and Overcoming the first Three Dysfunctions  Guo  Levecque  Norman Nov 21
 Ransom  Sampson  San Diego
pp. 207-220 Understanding and Overcoming the final Two Dysfunctions  Hey  Manzo  O’Brien Nov 21
 Shin  Small  Smith

VIII. COLLABORATION
Assigned Reading: None this semester

IX. DESIGN
Assigned Reading: None this semester

Social Issues and Professional Practice
Outcomes Assessment Assignments

  TOPIC QUESTIONS
OA I. SOCIAL CONTEXT 1-10
OA II. ANALYTICAL TOOLS 11-14
OA III. PROFESSIONAL ETHICS 15-27
OA IV. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 28-39
OA V. PRIVACY AND CIVIL LIBERTIES 40-46
OA VI. PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION 47-53
OA VII. HISTORY 54-57
OA VIII. ECONOMIES OF COMPUTING 58-62
OA IX. SECURITY AND COMPUTER CRIMES 63-69

 

The following assignments relate to the questions found in the document posted at Outcomes Assessment Assignment. Please read the instructions in that document in detail before submitting responses in accordance with the following schedule.

Outcomes Assessment Questions Assigned First Person Second Person Third Person Fourth Person Class Discussion
1-4  Owen  Abbondanzio  Mathis  Ward Nov 28
5-8  Owens  Al Bakir  Nguyen  Warthen Nov 28
9-12  Papka  Arabatzis  Norman  Wilson Nov 28
13-16  Pettegrow  Bruce  O’Brien  Zhao Nov 28
17-20  Ransom  Collupy  Owen  Abbondanzio Nov 30
21-24  Sampson  Cramer  Owens  Al Bakir Nov 30
25-28  San Diego  Gordon  Papka  Arabatzis Nov 30
29-32  Shin  Guo  Pettegrow  Bruce Nov 30
33-36  Small  Hey  Ransom  Collupy Dec 5
37-40  Smith  Jarvis  Sampson  Cramer Dec 5
41-44  Speakman  Jeffrey  San Diego  Gordon Dec 5
45-48  Thomas  Levecque  Shin  Guo Dec 5
49-52  Vesey  Manzo  Small  Hey Dec 5
53-56  Ward  Mathis  Smith  Jarvis Dec 7
57-60  Warthern  Nguyen  Speakman  Jeffrey Dec 7
61-64  Wilson  Norman  Thomas  Leveque Dec 7
65-69  Zhao  O’Brien  Vesey  Manzo Dec 7

 

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