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CIS 1-A Introduction and Welcome Stefan Bund, MS
d/ you’ll use this site for all your assignments, syllabus and lesson plans you’ll me at: and telephone me at (Text ok too!)
our syllabus is ready for download at:
please visit this address now: my RCC website, where we’ll go to the first week acquaint yourself with the structure of the site, and how it works
CIS 1-A is about using word processing, spreadsheets, presentation media and the internet to, generate original research, prepare for undergraduate coursework in all majors, and generally have a good time (geeking out) kidding -- CIS 1-A with me works like a virutal research laboratory, where you will hone your technology skills while working on an authentic research project get ready to learn!
general statistics for Riverside population, 2,189,641 (for the county) median age ,248 companies 79.3% high school graduates 800,707 housing units median income, $58,365
more stats on us foreign born, 477,852 (~22%) % below poverty level, 14.2% veterans, 140, 659 (6%)
how did we get here?
where are we going? energyhealth educationtransportation culturework shoppingjustice governmentsafety can we be reassured that the future will resemble the present?
how can we predict where we are going? take a look at simple numeric indicators like: price of alternatives what people can afford vs what they already spend what do people wish for? what works, what does not work
in CIS 1-A, we will do all of that to arrive at a clearer picture of where we are going, and what the future will likely hold
but for now... we will study how to get knowledge, so on with our final exercise: on a piece of paper, write down 5 questions ask these 5 questions of 3 people nearby you in this lecture hall collect their responses
how did it go? was it efficient to collect data this way? do you know what the average answer was? can you summarize or make a conclusion from your data? what’s missing? Can you collect data this way for, say, a thousand people?