Weekly Course Schedule – Fall 2016

INFOST 340 - 201 (Online)

Week 2 (September 12 – September 18)

Thursday, September 15   (6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M., GoToMeeting)
Optional Session
Online Office Hours
Every Thursday evening, I will be holding Online Office Hours using the GoToMeeting Platform. The first order of business will be to review assignments that were due for the previous week. In the case of quizzes, we will review the correct answers to the quiz. In the case of Skills Practice Assignments, we will review student solutions to the assignment as well as my solution. Students will earn substantial participation credit for volunteering to present their answers to quiz questions or their solution to Skills Practice Assignments. We will also discuss any questions that students have regarding assignments for the current week. While this is an optional meeting, I recommend that you attend whenever possible. It is a good learning experience and an excellent way to earn participation credit. For those who are unable to attend, I intend to post a recording of the Online Office Hours session in our Weekly Schedule each week. You may join the GoToMeeting session using this link.
Other Resources

Sunday, September 18, @  11:55 P.M.
Weekly Assignments Deadline
  • The Systems Development Environment (Chapter 1)
  • The Origins of Software (Chapter 2)
  • Applications of Interest
Required Readings
  • Hoffer 7e: Chapter 1
  • Hoffer 7e: Chapter 2
Required Recordings
Other Resources
Quiz Assignments Due
  • Quiz for Hoffer 7e Chapters 1 and 2
    Quiz Activity Name: Quiz for Hoffer 7e Chapters 1 and 2
Class Participation Assignments Due (Forum Posts)
  • Which Applications Are Important to You?
    Description: Author a forum post in which you identify 5 applications in which you are interested. These may be applications you have already worked with. Or, they might be applications that you are looking forward to getting involved with in the future. For each application, write 1 or 2 sentences explaining why this application has your attention. Please remember that most applications that get attention from systems analysts are not the popular desktop packaged productivity applications (like Outlook and Photoshop). Rather, systems analysts often work on gathering requirements for custom business applications like order processing, payroll, fleet scheduling, or patient billing. So, be sure to give this type of application fair consideration as you choose.
    Submit to: Assigned Topics Forum - What Applications Are Most Important to You?