IST 110 syllabus - Introduction to Information Sciences and...

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Introduction to Information Sciences and Technology IST 110 (3 credits GS) Spring 2008 Syllabus Course Information Location: Butler Teaching and Learning Resource Center M-W-F 9:00 – 9:50am Instructor Information Dr. David Richards Office: 110 Graham Building Office Hours: M-W-R 11:00 – 11:50am (Others by appointment.) Office Phone: 570-450-3093 Email: drr@psu.edu Web Page: http://www.personal.psu.edu/drr Course Description This course presents the ideas and problems that make information and communication technology professionals the drivers of hope in the 21st Century. The goals of this course are to introduce students to the demands and opportunities of information and communications technologies, the associated careers and, make them better users of the information devices they use every day. Thus, in the course students will have opportunities to use, modify, and evaluate software applications. Mission To deliver an action-oriented course that engages students to learn by doing, participate in forming and solving problems embedded in professionally-relevant and realistically messy scenarios, detect errors and recover from them, and be involved in reading, studying, and locating materials that support these actions. Students will accomplish this by participating in team-based learning. 1
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Vision First year students who understand a) how digital data is stored, transmitted, and retrieved; b) how information is transformed into knowledge; c) how to use communications and information technologies to organize, coordinate, and inform human enterprises; c) how application designs can meet human needs, facilitate rapid adaptation, and encourage creativity; and d) how information and communication technologies can improve the quality of human life. Learning Objectives
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course IST 110 taught by Professor Walters,roberta during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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IST 110 syllabus - Introduction to Information Sciences and...

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