CS101: Introduction to Computers and Computing
CS101: Introduction to Computers and Computing
Lecture Assignment Suggestions:
  • Assignments listed on this web page for a particular lecture should be completed prior to the lecture to help comprehend the lecture as presented in class.
  • Five hours per week outside of class is expected to be spent studying CS101 material.
  • It is highly recommended you printout the PowerPoint presentation for each lecture at 6 slides per page so you can take notes on the printout.  If you do not have Microsoft Office download and install the free LibreOffice to view lecture PowerPoint presentations or use Google Apps via your SSU login.  You can also use the 24 hour lab or library computers to printout lecture PowerPoint presentations

Lecture Week of 1/21/20 - 1/24/20
Assignments to complete prior to Introduction To CS101 Lecture =
• Make sure properly enrolled in CS101.

Tasks to take place during lecture =
I will explain how to obtain needed class materials.
• Watch In Class Video about educational system

The more tech in your job, the more money you make

Lecture Week of 1/27/20 - 1/31/20

Unconscious Bias / Implicit Bias Lecture links.

Lecture Week of 2/3/20 - 2/7/20

Finish Unconscious Bias project

Test iClicker

The First Lecture Exam will cover the reading and the material presented in class during the 'Introduction to CS101 Lecture' regarding the syllabus (which will cover the 'Grading Polices' and 'Needed Course Materials' web pages on CS101 web site) and the information presented about the educational system and how it does NOT always do a good job of helping people find their correct field of study. The First Lecture Exam will also cover the reading and information presented in class during the 'Unconscious Bias / Implicit Bias Lecture'. The First Lecture Exam will be a Multiple-Choice and True/False exam and will be administered during your second lab meeting.

Lecture Week of 2/10/20 - 2/14/20

Assignments to complete prior to Security Lecture 1 =
• Look over information pertaining to securing Macintosh and Windows computers.

Lecture Week of 2/17/20 - 2/21/20

Assignments to complete prior to finishing Security Lecture 2 =
• Look over
PowerPoint More Security Information you can print out at 6 slides to a page.

Assignments to complete prior to Three Concepts Lecture =

• Look over PowerPoint Three Important Concepts you can print out at 6 slides to a page.

Learn how to access textbook "Computer Essentials 2019" in SIMnet.

Your second set of exams will be administered during your fourth lab meeting. The exams given will be as follows:

The Second Lecture Exam will cover the reading and the material presented in class for the Finish Unconscious Bias Lecture (questions will be based on the the two TED talk videos we watched in class), and Security Lecture 1.

During your fourth lab meeting you will also be taking up to two Office exams in SIMnet. The two office exams (the Word Chapter 5 Exam and the Essential Skills for Microsoft Office Exam) are based on the training available in SIMnet you can learn how to access the training by following the links below:

Essential Skills for Microsoft Office Exam (This exam can be completed outside of lab prior to your fourth lab meeting.)
Word - Chapter 5 - Working with Reports and Collaborating with Others
Lecture Week of 2/24/20 - 2/28/20

Learn how to access textbook "Computer Essentials 2019" in SIMnet.

Assignments to complete prior to Learning Binary Lecture =
• Look over PowerPoint Learning Binary you can print out at 6 slides to a page.

Assignments to complete prior to More Binary Lecture =
• Look over PowerPoint More Binary you can print out at 6 slides to a page.
Lecture Week of 3/2/20 - 3/6/20

Finish More Binary Lecture

Assignments to complete prior to Software Lecture =
• Look over PowerPoint Software you can print out at 6 slides to a page.

The Third Lecture Exam will be administered during your sixth lab meeting. The Third Lecture Exam will cover the reading and the material presented in class for the Security 2 Lecture, Three Concepts Lecture, Learning Binary Lecture,  and More Binary Lecture (up to slide about pictures).

During your sixth lab meeting you will also be taking the "Excel Chapters 1&2 Exam" in SIMnet.
Lecture Week of 3/9/20 - 3/13/20

TUESDAY 3/10/20 LECTURE:
Finish Software Lecture

Items to complete prior to Programming Lecture:
Read Online:
Printout PowerPoint Programming at six slides to a page.

THURSDAY LECTURE  2/12/20:
NO LECTURE.  SSU ON SITE CLASSES SUSPENDED.
Lecture Week of 3/16/20 - 3/20/20

Spring Break = SSU Closed = No Classes
Lecture Week of 3/23/20 - 3/27/20

TUESDAY 3/24/20 LECTURE:
Assignments to complete prior to Cognitive Computing Lecture One =
• Read Article outside of class: The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence
Completed in lecture:
Watch and discuss video in class = " Can we build AI without losing control over it? | Sam Harris"

Assignments to complete prior to Cognitive Computing Lecture Two =
Watch and discuss video in class = "The Smartest Machine On Earth"

THURSDAY 3/26/20 LECTURE:
Finish Software Lecture

Items to complete prior to Programming Lecture:
Read Online:
Printout PowerPoint Programming at six slides to a page.
Lecture Week of 3/30/20 - 4/3/20

TUESDAY 3/31/20 LECTURE:

SSU Closed for Cesar Chavez Birthday Holiday

THURSDAY 4/2/20 LECTURE:
Assignments to complete prior to Cognitive Computing Lecture One =
• Read Article outside of class: The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence
Completed in lecture:
Watch and discuss video in class = " Can we build AI without losing control over it? | Sam Harris"

Assignments to complete prior to Cognitive Computing Lecture Two =
Watch and discuss video in class = "The Smartest Machine On Earth"

The Fourth Lecture Exam will be administered during your 8th lab meetingThe Fourth Lecture Exam will cover the reading and the material presented in class for the "Software Lecture" and the  "Programming Lecture".

You will also be taking the "Excel Chapters 3 Exam" in SIMnet during your
8th lab meeting.

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