Each lab you generate, depending on the quality of the lab produced, is worth between 30-50 points. With extra point opportunitites (as listed below), you can increase this to up to 90 points per lab.
My purpose is two fold:
CISC103 is a intro programming course that should accomplish all of the following goals
Most textbooks on the market either
What I'm looking for
If you look at the following example labs from CISC103 (actual labs I used in Fall 2005), you'll get ideas about what I want. Each of these labs has a general pattern to it:
The general idea is if the student understands the concept (e.g. if/else or while or arrays), then the student can follow the model to come up with a solution to the problem.
|Semester||Assignment||DIrectory with examples||topics covered|
|05F||activity03.html||activity03/||window.prompt(), parseInt(), parseFloat(), assignment statements, document.write()|
|05F||activity04.html||activity04/||using XHTML forms to get values, using a button to run a function (i.e. and event handler), putting values into fields in a form.|
|05F||activity05.html||activity05/||for loops, using document.write() to produce a table|
|05F||activity06.html||activity06/||string concatenation, functions and event handlers|
Choose some topics. Here are sample topics.
There are many other possibilities as well. The idea is to keep the material at a intro programming course level. However,also realize that the students need, at the end of the course, to be ready to move into CISC181, so you also need to challenge the students as well.
It is ok to duplicate topics that are already covered in the four example labs that I supplied above. However, if you do, please do at least one "new" topic for each one that duplicates a topic already covered.
You'll turn in a tar file. It should be structured very much like this directory on copland/strauss:
which is also available as:
except, there will be one more directory for each assignment.
For example, if you do three activities, your tar file will contain
|activity01.html||HTML file describing the assignment, similar to activity03.html, activity04.html, activity05.html, etc.|
|activity01||directory with code for sample solution, similar to activity03, activity04, activity05, etc|
|activity01.solution||directory containing sample solution (what you would expect the students to do).|
|activity02.html||same three files/directories for your second activity|
|activity03.html||same three files/directories for your third activity|
Follow the submission instructions carefully!
Prepare your submission EXACTLY with this structure, as either a gzipped tar file, or as a zip file. Do NOT use any other compression format, and do not submit your exercises in MS Word, or with some other directory structure. Submission that are not in the proper format may receive significant deductions, or even be rejected without a grade being assigned.