IT350 – Web & Internet Programming – Fall 2011

http://www.usna.edu/Users/cs/adina/teaching/it350/fall2011/

Instructors:

Asst. Prof. Adina Crăiniceanu, MI362, Phone x3-6822, adina@usna.edu

Asst. Prof. Nate Chambers, MI324, Phone x3-6838, nchamber@usna.edu

 

Learning Objectives:

1.      To be familiar with and understand the importance of web standards.

2.      To be able to design and develop interactive, client-side web applications.                                                                                                                                             

3.      To be able to design and develop server-side web applications.

4.      To be able to explain how the client-server model of Internet programming works.                                                                                                                                            

5.      To be able to compare the core Internet protocols (such as http vs https).      

6.      To be able to describe the relationship between the cognitive principles and their applications to interfaces and products.

7.      To be able to explain the conceptual terms for analyzing human interaction with products such as affordance, conceptual model, and feedback.

8.      To be able to describe several affordances of a web environment that can enhance the usability of a web-based application.

9.      To be able to describe sources of accessibility guidelines and standards, and the impact of these guidelines on designing computer-based applications.                                                                                                                                      

10.   To be able to evaluate ethical issues involving web privacy.   

11.   To be able to successfully complete team-based projects.                                                                                        

 

ABET Program Outcomes:

(e) An understanding of social issues and responsibilities; (Supported by learning objective 10)

(g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on society; (Supported by learning obj. 10)

(IT-c) An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment; (Supported by learning objectives 2 and 3)

(IT-d)  An understanding of best practices and standards and their application; (Supported by learning objective 1)

Required Texts: (bring your own copy to every lab – no sharing)

Internet & World Wide Web: How to Program, Fourth Edition, P. J. Deitel and H. M. Deitel; Prentice Hall, 2008.

Absences:

Students are responsible for obtaining any material missed due to an absence. Additionally, students must ensure that their work is submitted by the deadline regardless of other commitments, i.e. duty, sick call, movement orders. Should bona fide emergencies arise, it is the responsibility of the student to coordinate with the instructor (emergency leave, hospitalization, SIR, etc.).

Honor:

You may collaborate on laboratory assignments to the following extent:  collaborative conversations with regard to syntax, strategies and methods for accomplishing the goal of the labs are encouraged; however design and implementation must be the work of the individual student handing in the final product. Sharing or copying of code is never permitted.  In addition, you must identify all those that you collaborate with on your assignment cover sheet.  Consult your instructor if you need further clarification.

 

Exams will be open notes / closed book.  Expect frequent quizzes on assigned reading. Quizzes may be open or closed book/notes, as announced. No makeup quizzes will be given. All work on exams/quizzes must be your own in accordance with USNAINST 1610.3F, USNAINST 1531.53, and COMPSCIDEPTINST1531C.  These references can be found at http://www.cs.usna.edu/academics/honor.htm.

Class Conduct

Students shall uphold all professional standards while in class. Proper uniforms shall be worn, and proper language shall be used. Sleeping in class is prohibited. If you are experiencing difficulty staying awake at your desk, stand in the back of the room. No food or smokeless tobacco in the classroom/labs. Beverages in closed containers only.

Section Leader:

The section leader will call the class to order and record absences and tardiness. If the instructor is absent, do not dismiss class, instead contract the department office and lead the class in productive work.

Extra Instruction:

Extra Instruction (EI) is available and encouraged when your own attempts to understand the subject matter are unsuccessful. However, you must come prepared with specific questions or areas to be discussed (i.e. have read the assigned readings). If you have missed class, get the notes from a classmate or watch the Tegrity recording of the class. Do not ask or expect to receive EI on material that you have slept through.

 

EI is normally available during weekdays by appointment; see the course web page (URL above) for hours of non-availability.  Students may also show up at the instructor’s office without appointment, however no expectation of instructor availability should be assumed.   Email questions are also encouraged, though in some cases the reply will request in-person EI as the most effective solution.

Course Grading:

 

6-Week Grade 

12-WeekGrade 

Final Grade 

6-Week Exam 

40% 

25% 

15% 

12-Week Exam 

 

25% 

15% 

Quizzes/Homework

20% 

10% 

10% 

Labs

40%

40% 

25% 

Course Project

 

 

15%

Final Exam 

 

 

20% 

For the course project, teams of students will create a web site.  The project grade will be based upon the instructor’s estimation of the group’s collective results, adjusted for each team member based upon the other group members’ estimation of the individual’s teamwork and contribution.

Exams:

The 6 and 12-week exams will primarily focus on the recent material. The final exam will be comprehensive. If for some reason a make-up exam will be required, inform the instructor at least 1 week in advance.

 

Expect the exams to challenge your understanding of the underlying principles involved – being able to “eventually” get some web program to “work” via trial and error is not sufficient understanding for your current education and for your ability to learn new developments in the future.

Late Assignments

Unless otherwise specified, assignments (labs) are due promptly at 2359 on the due date (electronically).  Assignments will normally be given on Tuesday and due the following Monday.

 

Assignments will also have a paper copy to turn in.  The paper copy is due at start of class on the following work day.  If there is no class that day, then paper copy is due at 0800.  If paper copy is later than this, then the whole assignment will be treated as if submitted when the paper copy arrives.

 

Paper and electronic copies must exactly match! In particular, be careful not to modify your submitted files after the deadline, when you start working on the next assignment. Also, be sure to try to validate your files before the electronic deadline occurs.

Electronic submission time

Penalty

By 2359 on due date

None

Before 2359 of first work day after due date

-10%

Before 2359 of  second work day after due date

-25%

After 2359 of second work day after due date

Not accepted

So this means that an assignment due on Monday would be -25% if submitted electronically after 2359 Tuesday, and would not be accepted after 2359 Wednesday. Quizzes will not be accepted late.

Submitted,

Approved,

Asst. Prof. Adina Crainiceanu

Prof. Steve Miner 

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Course Coordinator

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Department Chair