Seidenberg CIS 101 Course
CIS 101, Introduction to Computing, is presently a lab course with an online component.
This project will study what is presently being taught in this course,
compare the present course to similar courses at other universities,
and give recommendations on what should be taught in the course to better prepare Pace students for future course work and employment.
We want this course to be exciting for students and up-to-date on current technology
so our students are more technologically prepared.
Current Course Outcomes:
- Communication Skills - students will learn to express their ideas and apply what they have learned about Excel 2013, Web Development, Programming and other technology concepts more effectively through a series of assignments and team projects.
- Analysis - through the presentation of material relating to topics including digital ethics, personal security and other critical technology issues students will learn to think clearly and critically. They will be able to apply their experience to better interpret and analyze course materials and multimedia presented in a meaningful way.
- Effective Citizenship - through participation in discussion board forums, themes topics and group projects, students will learn to be involved and responsible in the community. They will develop leadership skills and act with informed awareness about contemporary issues facing our society.
- Social Interaction - students will be given an opportunity to work with their peers in a group setting to develop hands on projects reflecting what they have learned throughout the semester. Students will be involved in working together as a group, which will involve the development of effective leadership, listening, communication and team building skills.
- Problem Solving - through a series of assignments, projects and other challenges students will be given the experience of finding and discovering solutions to a variety of problems presented. Students will be encouraged to define problems in their own words, formulate strategies to solve problems, test the strategies and assess their effectiveness.
- Technological Fluency - students will make efficient use of the technology tools they will learn in this course to apply them to their personal and professional needs.