Computer Application Guidelines- Updated 16 Nov 1999

The computer applications component of the program is intended to help each of you learn the important skills in the use of personal computers and in the design and authoring of web pages. It also provides a means by which we can have a common experience with an important and evolving technology, and will give us an opportunity to reflect on what we have learned from improving our ability to use this technology, and how it could impact society.

1. The main track has been web design and authoring. Each student will be expected to develop and post a web site, either individually or as part of a group. Since each of you started the quarter with varying levels of expertise, your web site will reflect this. We expect that the work on this portion of the program (including work on the site, preparation for the presentation, and writing the final paper on what you learned from this) will reflect 4 credits worth of work- a substantial number of hours of effort.

Group projects will be expected to reflect significant work from each student.

At the end of the quarter, each student will be expected to write a 3-4 page paper, which will be expected to address:

The paper is due to your seminar leader on December 9th.

2, Each student or group will give a short presentation on their web stie at the end of the quarter. We will have the computer center GCC on December 8th, from 11 am to 2 pm. Each student will have 5 minutes to complete their presnetation, including questions. Be sure to clearly state the URL of your site, show/describe its main features and how you created them, and briefly address how you surmounted and problems you ran into as you were developing the site.

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