Authoring Techniques in CAI by Caftori

CS-403- Authoring techniques in Computer Aided Istruction (CAI)

Taught by Netiva Caftori

Office: CLS 3025; tel: 773/442-4718

Winter-Spring, 2010

CS403 is taught in FA104 (smart classroom) on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:15-5:30 PM or virtually at the CS board room

This class is hybrid, which means once in a while we won't meet physically in school.
Tentative Course Schedule
Week Tuesday - Thursday
1 Jan. 12th Introduction -- HTML
2 1/19-21/2010 LogoWriter presentation. Read ch. 6 - CAI. Get into teams by doing the Personality test presentation.
3 1/26-28. Read Ch. 9 on Educational Multimedia
4 Feb. 2nd-4th, 2010 Visual Basic Presentation. Build teams. 1st assignment due. Present personal web pages.
5 2/9-11/2010 Teams meet. Squeakland
6 2/16-18 Maybe a presentation of Java. Read ch. 8 - Distance learning. Work in teams.
7Feb. 23rd-25th Read ch. 10 readings discussion. Present your 2nd assignment using LogoWriter
8 March 2nd-4th- Midi music presentation. Midterm (team). Assignment to be just about ready
9 3/9-11 Present your Midterm team project
10 3/16-18/10 Read ch. 15 - Discuss readings and plan on individual projects.
11 3/23-25 Work on individual project
12 3/30-April Fool's day Work on individual project
13 4/6-8/10 Student Presentations
14 4/13-15 Student Presentations
15 4/20-22 Last class- Papers & individual projects due-- student presentations
16 4/27-29 No more classes. No final exam. Enjoy the semester break!

All readings above are from Education for an information Age

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Grade philosophy:

  • Class participation--10%
  • 1st assignment--Home page creation--5%
  • 2nd assignment--Logowriter design--10%
  • Midterm team project--20%
  • Individual project--30%
  • Paper and oral presentation (with PowerPoint or Podium or web)--25%

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Caftori's Office Hours

Office: CLS-3025

Tues. & Thurs.: 12:10-1:00

Wed. 6:00-7:00 in the office and

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Recommended readings

  • "Education for an Information Age. Teaching in the Computerized Classroom", 3rd-5th edition, by Bernard Poole, McGraw hill, 1997-2004, is on-line and free (with my case study in ch. 6) under Poole's page next:
  • Bernard Poole's home page. Enjoy either one!
  • Lecture on HTML from a colleague.
  • You may also download for free Java and C++ textbooks.
  • Check the links from the Faculty Summer Institute on technology in education.
  • If there are books left over from last year in the bookstore you could buy an HTML textbook to help you with your home page.
  • Also in the bookstore there may be a tutorial of Podium, version 7 left over from last year. That would be beneficial for your class presentations and your projects.
  • Many other readings will be recommended in class and are to be found also in the "Related Sites" section of this page.
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