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Roanoke Technical Education Center

Business Department 

Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies

 

Course Policies and Syllabus

2017-2018

 

Instructor:                  Mr. David Rudnick, M. Ed                                 

E-mail:                         drudnick@rcps.info

Prerequisites:            None

Textbooks:                 New Perspectives: HTML 5 and CSS 3,

           Comprehensive

                                     Shell Cashman Series

                                     Cengage Publishing

Course Description: Concepts of web communication will be studied and explored. Students will design, develop, and maintain web pages using appropriate current editors and/or tagging languages. Students will gain proficiency in the use of various browsers used to navigate the web and will study connectivity issues as needed. Security and privacy issues, copyright infringement, trademarks and other legal issues relating to use of the web will be studied. Career possibilities related to the internet and web design will be explored. The students will plan, design, and create a web site, develop proficiency in creating and designing images, desktop publications, multimedia presentations/projects using industry standards. Workplace Readiness Skills will be emphasized in this course.

 

The course will be associated with SkillsUSA for the purpose of class leadership and competition. FBLA is also an option for this course.

 

* Students taking this course as Dual Enrollment will need to pass with a least a “C” and obtain an Office 2016 suite certification in order to receive 3 credits from Virginia Western Community College.

 

Links: 

  • This course uses Edmodo, a web-based course management program at http://www.edmondo.com for delivery of course content. You will be given a code to join the class in Edmondo.

Student Data Files- You will find the link in Edmodo under folders.

 
Textbook will be in electronic format located in Edmodo under folders

 

 

Computer Software: MS Office 2016                   

            Adobe Acrobat 11.4 or later

            Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher

            Notepad (located in Accessories folder in Windows)

 

Grades:

  • Summative (25%)

    • Chapter Quizzes

    • Unit Tests

  • Formative (35%)

    • Homework Assignments (Labs)

    • Class Activities

    • Skills Competencies

  • Workforce Readiness Skills (20%)

  • Final Project (20%)

 

A  90-100

B  80-89

C  70-79

D  60-69

F  59 and under

 

*Please note that all homework and quizzes must be uploaded no later than 11 p.m. in Edmodo the day that it is due.

                            

Supplies needed: USB drive (Also called: jump drive, thumb drive, flash drive) - Min. 4 GB

                             Loose-leaf paper

                             Writing Utensil

 

COURSE POLICIES

 

Student Conduct in Class Policy

Any acts of classroom disruption that go beyond the normal rights of students to question and discuss with instructors the educational process relative to subject content will not be tolerated, in accordance with the Academic Code of Conduct described in the Student Handbook.

            Lab Procedures:

                        1. No food allowed at anytime during class, before and after.

                        2. No sleeping in class

                        3. Talking should be kept to a min. when working in groups, other labs                                   are right next door the classroom.

                        4. Respect other students around you.

                        5. Cheating is not tolerated.

 

Cheating Policy (Plagiarism)

Students are expected to uphold the RCPS standard of conduct relating to academic honesty. Students assume full responsibility for the content and integrity of the academic work they submit. The guiding principle of academic integrity shall be that a student's submitted work, examinations, reports, and projects must be that of the student's own work. Students shall be guilty of violating the honor code if they:

 

  1. Represent the work of others as their own.
  2. Use or obtain unauthorized assistance in any academic work.
  3. Give unauthorized assistance to other students.
  4. Modify, without instructor approval, an examination, paper, record, or report for the purpose of obtaining additional credit.
  5. Misrepresent the content of submitted work.

The penalty for violating the honor code is severe. Any student violating the honor code is subject to receive a failing grade for the course and will be reported to the Principal’s office. If a student is unclear about whether a particular situation may constitute an honor code violation, the student should meet with the teacher to discuss the situation.

 

For this class, it is permissible to assist classmates in general discussions of computing techniques. General advice and interaction are encouraged. Each person, however, must develop his or her own solutions to the assigned projects, assignments, and tasks. In other words, students may not "work together" on graded assignments. Such collaboration constitutes cheating. A student may not use or copy (by any means) another's work (or portions of it) and represent it as his/her own. If you need help on an assignment, contact your instructor not other classmates.

 

Electronic Devices in Class Policy

Cellular phones, pagers, CD players, radios, and similar devices are prohibited in the classroom and laboratory facilities. Calculators and computers are prohibited during examinations and Tests, unless specified.

 

Assignments

Late assignments are penalized 10%. and not accepted after 5 days after the date the assignment was due unless authorized by the teacher.  Any assignment that is uploaded in the wrong file extension will receive an automatic 3-point deduction (all written assignments must be uploaded in a .docx- Word 2016 file format). Plan to spend approximately one to two hours each week working on practice and homework assignments. Technical problems with uploading assignments are your responsibility if uploaded outside of school. Upload late assignments in Edmodo and documents are not accepted through e-mail.

 

Quizzes

Quizzes are administered electronically on the Edmodo site and are graded when all quizzes are submitted. Correct answers can be viewed after the quiz deadline. Quizzes are for each chapter covered during the week. Study terms for each quiz are available in the quiz links on your teachers Web page.  There is no makeup on missed quizzes unless prior notice is given to the teacher (excused absence). Technical problems that cause late quizzes are your responsibility. Quiz grades will be entered in your Grade Book site by your teacher as the term progresses.

 

Final Project

Instructions will be given to complete your final project. All components of the final project must be turned in prior to the end of the final exam period. No exceptions allowed.

 

Activities

Students are expected to read the syllabus and other introductory course material, to read textbook chapters assigned for the week before coming to class, and to keep up with deadlines and due dates for all assignments. Activities in this course are graded based on contributing to classroom discussions, completing homework assignments, and working successfully on completing the final project.

 

Independent Work  

Students are expected to communicate with other students about concepts, course content, and homework assignments and to work together on assigned teams. However, each student is expected to do her or his own work. The consequences of taking credit for assignments done entirely or substantially by another student will include a failing grade on the assignments and possibly for the course for any students involved (see handbook).

 

Standards for Written Coursework

College level writing is expected in this course on all documents handed in for a grade. This means:

  • Correct word usage

  • Correct sentence and paragraph structure

  • Correct punctuation and capitalization

  • Smooth flow of ideas

  • Spell checking of all documents

  • Careful proofreading and error checking

  • Carefully following assignment instructions

Documents with writing errors will not receive full credit.

Attendance:
Attendance will be taken every class period.