Week 1- April 5

Welcome to Computers and Cognition, Spring 2014!

1.  WHY?:  The ability to anticipate change in an increasingly volatile world.
Why take this program?  Credits?  Interest?  Something Important?
Bet future on job prospects:  How many people does it take to …… ?
What can and cannot be automated?  People vs Computers
How will technology affect our society?  rich vs poor, stimulation, communication…

2. WHO?  Introductions:
a. Me:
Work: HS, Pierce, Saint Martin’s, TESC
Education: Math/Sci, Counseling Psy, Comp Sci
Personal: Family, Travel, Hiking, Outdoors
That stupid camel..
b. You:
Roll, Personal, Computer background, Future Job
c.  Wait list, adding students

3. WHAT?  Overview of program
a. Website: blogs.evergreen.edu/candc14
b. Syllabus and Covenant:
*How will I get my credits and good Evaluation?
c.  Communications
-email, chat, forums, other
d.  To Do list

4.  HOW?   Class Specifics:  Pedagogy  
a.  Front Loaded:  Why??   Don’t get behind!
b.  Circular:  Know over time.  Tests/Credit  Competencies
-Why?   Lasting change of state,  Accountability
c.  GOAL:  Change
What you know, what you can do, what you believe
Convergent AND Divergent justification
Ability to discuss intelligently with both facts and reason
d.  Easier to do what you should when you should: TO DO
e.  Books vs Lecture
f.   Seminar preparation and Presentation preparation
g.  Extend reason to other topics:  Chunks and computers +-7
h.  Class time:  Lecture/Participation vs Lab
i.    Why??  Ask
j.   Your ideas:   Twitter?  Facebook?  etc..

6. Why is this class important, part 2.
a.  Computer Literacy:  For all?  History
b.  About Computers?  Cars
c.  Using Computers?  Phone
d.  Practical Reason?  Philosophical Reason?
Magic(art) vs magic(science)
e.  JOBS:   Roseburg Lumber
-what jobs will be more/less in demand in 5/10 years?  Brain vs Computer
f.  Singularity:  Meaning of life and God

7.   GROUPS:      What do you currently believe about what computers can and cannot do?  Discussion Questions

8.  What is a Computer?  What can it DO?
a.  Point:  Very simple, very fast, very powerful
-Euclid and Geometry
b.  Define Computer:  Simple Model: Diagram and Label   Paper shredder
Better model:  http://academic.evergreen.edu/curricular/fofc/chr/html/models.html
       What is missing??
c.   What can it DO?   List 6 things
d.   What can it understand??  Why Program??
e    Programming vs People Languages Line
f.   How have (and will) computers change??
g.   JOBS??

9.  Seminars and Kurzweil Intro/Movie   The Singularity

10.  The Internet, Part 1:   HTML, HTTP, Browser, JavaScript, Server, Internet, WWW, URL, Chrome, IE, ISP, Client, Network
Definition, Cognitive Map, Sentence

11.  Running HTML.  Personal Website
a. getting your personal webspace
b. GOAL:  Personal Website from ‘scratch’ in HTML
c.  Notepad
d.  Copy, Save, Run HTML code
e.  Practice
f.  Text Website: balance3e.com

12.  HTML practice

13.    How are computers used?

a.  Tools:   old tools, new ones
How can tools hinder progress
Why do we avoid using the best tool?
b.  Tutor:  Will computers revolutionize education?
c.  Tutee:   Why learn programming?
What can I teach the computer?
Programming Process Model
Are me more than we can say?  Poetry?
Evolve programs    No IDE
d.  Telecommunication:
Between people
Between computers
e.  Thinking Machines:  Beyond Tools
f.   Entertainment:  Virtual Reality     Concerns??

14.  Hardware Vs Software:  Limits?

Jordan and Ballerina
Which is the bigger problem?

15.  Intro to JavaScript

Javascript examples.  jsfiddle.net|
Javascript and notepad

16.  Form Letter

17.  Input and Output

18.  To Do List

19.  Work Time