CIT110 – Introduction to Information Technology Dr. Catherine Dwyer Fall 2010.
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CIT110 – Introduction to Information Technology Dr. Catherine Dwyer Fall 2010
Agenda Class introductions What is CIT110? Overview of Syllabus and Class Schedule Writing Enhanced Component Software Downloads and Online Tutorials Preview of next week’s classes
4 My Computing Background MS in CS (Pace), PhD in IS from NJIT, dissertation on privacy management in social networking site Two daughters, recent college grad (2008) and college freshman Prior Experience: Programmer/Analyst at NYC investment bank, Technology Coordinator at Graphics Design Firm Husband journalist with The New York Times Research interests: social networking and social media, online privacy management, and sustainability Links to my research on my web site: http://csis.pace.edu/~dwyer http://csis.pace.edu/~dwyer You?
Required Text Evans, Alan, Martin, Kendall, Poatsy, Mary Anne, Technology in Action (Complete), Prentice Hall Publishers, 2010, seventh edition. (You can also get the sixth edition, it is much cheaper)
What is CIT110? First time offered Intro course for new Seidenberg major, BS in Information Technology Objectives for students: increase IT fluency Gain experience in technical writing Gain experience doing independent research on emerging technologies Develop strategies using online tutorials, videos, etc. to master new IT skills “Learn how to learn” – develop confidence in your ability to independently master new IT skills
Overview Overview of the BS in IT Five foundation classes Hardware and software systems, Networking, Database administration, Security, and Web and digital media. IT Specialization (Career Focus) Take one or more specialized areas such as Information management, Networking, Security, Web and digital media, or Problem-solving and systems Interdisciplinary specialization Choose interdisciplinary focus for the use of technology in their intended careers. Choices include criminal justice or management science. Students can also draw on their interest in the arts, sciences, writing, or education to create their own interdisciplinary sequence. Capstone Project (course) or Supervised Internship
Two ways to access course materials Prof. Dwyer’s Web Site Prof. Dwyer’s Web Site Course syllabussyllabus Class scheduleschedule Blackboard site - http://blackboard.pace.eduhttp://blackboard.pace.edu Announcements Faculty contact information Syllabus and Class Schedule Assignments Course Resources Communication External Links
Writing Enhanced Component Includes writing assignments, projects, and exams related to the course topic, Information Technology. Writing assignments will be graded on formal writing elements, such as clear focus, good organization, development, and editing are considered in grading, as well as content. Writing Components: Weekly Information technology writing exercises (20% of grade) Research paper (20 % of grade) Final class reflection assignment (10 % of grade)
Computing timeline Computing advances 2000 – 2010 Computing over the next ten years? How will technology be used in your career field in 2020? What do you need to know about technology to keep competitive in the job market?
Next Monday Reading assignment – chapter 1 of Technology in Action text