ETEC 544 - Computer Operating Systems for Educators
This course examines similarities and differences between computer operating systems often used in educational settings. Experiences with DOS, Windows, UNIX, and the Macintosh operating systems will be provided. Emphasis will be on hardware, software, and training issues related to these systems and to the networking of computer resources.
One graduate ETEC course or permission of instructor.
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Grade of "X" (Incomplete) - In accordance with the TAMU-C Student Guidebook outlining the rules and procedures of the University, the mark of "X" may be assigned to "students who, because of circumstances beyond their control, are unable to attend classes during or after review week" and "were maintaining passing grades."
Students in the Educational Technology-Leadership Masters Program are required to create an electronic portfolio containing representative artifacts from specified coursework in their program of study. Should this Specialization Course be selected, in consult with your major advisor, for inclusion in the ePortfolio, artifacts from this course must include your Tech Notes and may include any other relevant artifacts produced in the course.
A tentative class schedule will be maintained on the class’ public website, accessible via the instructors’ homepage. It is advised that the refresh/reload button is clicked upon each visit to a class page to ensure that the most recent version of the page is displayed. The schedule is subject to change throughout the semester to accommodate and adjust for the progress of the class, unforeseen events, etc. Check for modifications frequently. This is the student’s responsibility.
Regular class attendance is very important. Class participation requires that students be present. Class discussions and activities that take place during class cannot be made up. If you do miss a class, it is your responsibility to notify the instructor in advance, to contact class members to find out what occurred in that class and to make up that work. For computer work, it is your responsibility to check for compatibility if you wish to use computers other than those provided in the lab. If you have any questions, contact your instructor. No make-up work will be given.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact:
Office of Student
Disability Resources and Services
Texas A&M University-Commerce
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All students enrolled at the University shall follow the tenets of common decency and acceptable behavior conductive to a positive learning environment (see Student’s Guide Handbook, Policies and Procedures, Conduct).
The classroom is NOT the place to make and receive personal phone calls. This distractive activity is extremely disrespectful of the instructor and other students and is disruptive to the classroom environment. Cell phones may not be used during class and should be turned OFF upon entering the classroom. Emergency exceptions must be approved by the instructor prior to the beginning of class. Violation will result in significant loss of participation credit.
Academic Integrity &Scholarly Expectations
Conduct that violates generally accepted standards of academic honesty is defined as academic dishonesty, which includes, but is not limited to plagiarism (the appropriation or stealing of ideas or words of another and passing them off as one's own), cheating on exams or other course assignments, collusion (the unauthorized collaboration with others in preparing course assignments) and abuse (destruction, defacing, or removal) of resource material. (Texas A&M University-Commerce, Graduate Catalog). All works submitted for credit must be original works created by the scholar uniquely for the class. Plagiarism: Using works created by others without proper citation is not tolerated and may result in expulsion from the course and the graduate program. Auto-plagiarism: It is considered inappropriate and unethical, particularly at the graduate level, to make duplicate submissions of a single work for credit in multiple classes, unless specifically requested by the instructor. Works submitted are subject to submission to TurnItIn, or other similar services, to verify the absence of plagiarism. Work submitted at the Graduate level is expected to demonstrate higher order thinking skills and be of significantly higher quality than work produced at the undergraduate level. Writings must exhibit correct form, style, and grammar and demonstrate the student’s ability to communicate clearly and effectively in the English language. (Also see Student’s Guide Handbook, Policies and Procedures.)
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