Evolution of Technology (TEC 154 2014S) : Assignments
Summary: In this assignment, you will gather information about the structure of the course and then respond to a few basic questions about the course and about yourself.
Purposes: To encourage you to learn about the structure of the course and the course web. To give me a bit more information about you.
Collaboration: Each student should turn in his or her own responses to this assignment. However, you may certainly work with other students as you review the course materials and answer the questions. You may discuss the assignment with anyone you wish. You may obtain help from anyone you wish, but you should clearly document that help.
Citation: Since this assignment explicitly asks you to read and summarize pages on the course web, you need not cite such pages. However, if you rely on pages from outside the course web for information, you should cite those pages.
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Warning: So that this assignment is a learning experience for everyone, I may spend class time publicly critiquing your work.
As you might have been able to tell from the first day of class, I have a wide variety of opinions about learning and teaching which are reflected in how I run the class. You can (and should) learn more about these perspectives from the course Web. In this assignment, you will review the course Web and answer some basic questions.
First, read the following items.
http://www.cs.grinnell.edu/~rebelsky/Courses/TEC154/2014S/handouts/faq.html. (You'll see this page change over the next few days.)
Next, answer the following questions.
As I start each class, I like to learn a little bit about each student. Hence, I provide a short survey. I find that knowing more about my students helps me teach a better class.
Do the readings for the next class. Send me questions on the readings before 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening. When sending your email, please use a subject of “TEC 154 Readings for Class 2 (*Your Name*)”. For example, if I were submitting the questions, I would use a subject of “TEC 154 Readings for Class 2 (Samuel A. Rebelsky)”.
I will evaluate your work on the seriousness with which you approach the assignment and your correctness in answering the questions. (And, yes, particularly clever or amusing answers are likely to earn you a modicum of extra credit.)
Please submit the work in parts one and two via two separate email messages. The first should have a subject of “TEC 154 Course Details (*Your Name*)” and should contain your answers to the first part of the assignment. The second should be have a suubject of “TEC 154 Survey Answers (*Your Name*)” and should contain your answers to the second part of the assignment. For example, if I were to submit answers to the first part of the assignment, I would use the title “TEC 154 Course Details (Samuel A. Rebelsky)”.
Please send your work as the body of an email message. I don't like attachments and prefer not to receive them when they can be avoided.
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