CSIT285L

Taught by A. Potasznik

February 20, 2024
by Amanda R Potasznik
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Supplemental Instruction

Great news! This course now has a supplemental instruction resource.

The instructor is undergraduate student Gaius. You can reach out to him at Gaius.Dukuly001@umb.edu with questions about assignments, terms, or anything else you need more input on. Gaius will also host in-person SI sessions at the following times and locations:

W                            02:00 PM-3:50 PM           M02-0417       

TH                           02:00 PM-3:50 PM           W01-0053          

February 12, 2024
by Amanda R Potasznik
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Regarding February 13, inclement weather, no class

Hi all!

Update 8:46pm on Monday, February 12: The university will be closed tomorrow. There are no online assignments or lectures. We will change the first optional day, on April 30th, to a regular class day. Day 6 will be on Thursday, February 15th; bring your Day 6 homework then. The rest of the class calendar is now updated. See you Thursday!

Notable adjustments, which you can see on the updated calendar:

  • Day 8, when we sign up for project partners and dates, is now on Thursday, February 22.
  • The midterm is now on Thursday, March 21.
  • The final paper and weekly write-up due dates have not changed.
  • April 30th is no longer optional. It’s Day 25.

Cheers,

AP

January 30, 2024
by Amanda R Potasznik
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Reminders

The add/drop period is over today. I will do my best to update grades in the next 48 hours.

Those who were waiting on the waitlist now have final decisions one way or the other. Please continue attending class only if you are fully enrolled in Wiser and have Blackboard access.

As noted in the syllabus, our class will not meet on Thursday, February 1st. Your Day 4 homework will be discussed on Tuesday, 2/6.

BOS and Citations tests are due this weekend (2/4).

January 13, 2024
by Amanda R Potasznik
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Welcome Spring 2024 students!

Welcome to CS/IT285L: Social Issues and Ethics in Computing. The spring 2024 semester begins on January 23, 2024. This class is conducted on campus. Please check Wiser for your course time and location.

Please familiarize yourself with this website, as along with Blackboard it will be the main online resource for you throughout the semester. It is imperative that you click through all the links you see on the right side of the page (or at the bottom of the page on mobile) so you’ll know what’s expected in this class.

I’m looking forward to having you in class!

-Dr. P.

December 12, 2023
by Amanda R Potasznik
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Last day!

Welcome to the final Final Paper Workshop!

This class is designed is for you to have monitored, accountable writing time to work on your paper.

Since the class is optional, you can come and go as you please. You do not have to stay for the entire time.

Asking for help? Please begin by taking the time to formulate a specific question that shows your previous effort and reflection on the issue.

Suggested goals for today:

  • Finishing touches
  • Make sure analysis phase options are labeled with labels justified
  • Check your references section and in-text citations. Do they match the APA requirements?
  • Submit!

December 7, 2023
by Amanda R Potasznik
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Optional Workshop Day 3

Welcome to the third Final Paper Workshop!

This class is designed is for you to have monitored, accountable writing time to work on your paper.

Since the class is optional, you can come and go as you please. You do not have to stay for the entire time.

Asking for help? Please begin by taking the time to formulate a specific question that shows your previous effort and reflection on the issue.

Suggested goals for today:

  • Finishing touches
  • Make sure analysis phase options are labeled with labels justified
  • Check your references section and in-text citations. Do they match the APA requirements?
  • Submit!

December 5, 2023
by Amanda R Potasznik
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Optional Day 2

Welcome to the second (optional) Final Paper Workshop!

This class is designed is for you to have monitored, accountable writing time to work on your paper.

Since the class is optional, you can come and go as you please. You do not have to stay for the entire time.

Asking for help? Please begin by taking the time to formulate a specific question that shows your previous effort and reflection on the issue.

FYI: the final paper submission folder on Blackboard is now open. Be prepared to submit two files (both your planning document (outline, 9.3.1) and the essay format paper) in the same submission.

Suggested goals for today:

  • Complete the introduction of your paper. Make sure role you are taking in the paper, and the specific decision you will be making, are both clear.
  • Start writing essay version of paper.
  • Term check: have you correctly identified, defined, and applied terms to your topic? Ask me if you have any doubts.
  • Check your references section and in-text citations. Do they match the APA requirements?

November 30, 2023
by Amanda R Potasznik
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Optional Day 1

Welcome to the first (optional) Final Paper Workshop!

This class is designed is for you to have monitored, accountable writing time to work on your paper.

Since the class is optional, you can leave whenever you want. You do not have to stay for the entire time.

Asking for help? Please begin by taking the time to formulate a specific question that shows your previous effort and reflection on the issue.

Suggested goals for today:

  • Make your topic choice. Which scenario, or which article?
  • Make sure role you are taking in the paper, and the specific decision you will be making, are both clear.
  • Outline: are all 9.3.1 phases clearly answered?
  • Term check: have you correctly identified, defined, and applied terms to your topic? Ask me if you have any doubts.
  • Finish writing outline.

November 29, 2023
by Amanda R Potasznik
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Attention 4:00pm section!

11:00am, 12:30pm, and 5:30pm sections may ignore this post.

Hi Section 2 students,

Tuesday, December 5th is our first optional final paper workshop day. However, one of my research projects must be presented that day at a university conference, right at 4pm. As a result, I am asking that those who choose to attend class on that day pick another section to attend your workshop: 11am in McCormack 1-614, 12:30pm in McCormack 1-213, or 5:30pm in McCormack 2-404. You don’t need to let me know in advance, just show up at the class you choose. We will go back to our regular time and place for the remaining optional days as noted on the syllabus.

Thursday, November 30 is a regular, required day – same time, same place.

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