Updated: 2011-02-17 04:44 EST

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CST 8281 Course Home Page

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Class Notes arranged:

Winter (January-April) 2010

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Instructor
Ian! D. Allen
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Important Dates for CST8281 Students

  • 2010-01-11 - Monday Jan 11 - Week 1 - classes start
  • 2010-02-15 to 2010-02-19 - Algonquin Study Break Week (no classes)
  • 2010-02-24 - Wednesday Feb 24 - Week 6 - Midterm Test #1 (15%)
  • 2010-03-25 - Thursday Mar 25 - Week 10 - final withdrawal date
  • 2010-03-31 - Wednesday Mar 31 - Week 11 - Midterm Test #2 (20%)
  • 2010-04-02 - Friday Apr 2 - Week 11 - Good Friday (no classes)
  • 2010-04-23 - Week 14 - last CST8281 classes
  • 2010-04-29 - 11:30am-2pm Thursday April 29 - Room T102 - Final Exam (35%)

Term Assignments will be due every week or two for a total of 20%.

Course Participation marks will total 10%.

Forward your Algonquin EMail

EMail is a critical part of course delivery for this course. You must have a working Algonquin EMail address for this course. You must read your EMail regularly (daily) during the school term.

You can forward your Algonquin EMail to any other address you wish. Search for "forward" in the ITS Mail Help. Please ensure that your email messages always originate from your Algonquin EMail address or else my spam blocker may throw away your unknown mail address as junk. Your "From:" address must be your Algonquin EMail address, not a Hotmail, Carleton, or other off-campus address.

You are responsible for keeping your own forwarding address accurate during the term. During the term, I will only send your marks to your (possibly forwarded) Algonquin EMail address.

You may wish to set your "alternate" EMail using Algonquin ACSIS while on campus. I may use your alternate EMail to inform you that your main Algonquin EMail account has a forwarding error; no personal data will ever be sent to the alternate EMail address.

Plagiarism and Academic Fraud

No unauthorized copying! Restricted group work! Restricted working together!

Working together is not permitted except in assignments specifically labelled by the instructor as group assignments.

Even where using another person's material is permitted (from other students, books, the Internet, or even from the blackboard or posted course notes), copying material from other sources and submitting it without proper credit to the author is an academic offence called plagiarism. You must credit the source of material that you did not write yourself, no matter from where it comes!

Students working together without authorization or submitting work containing plagiarized material in the programme will be charged with academic fraud under Algonquin Academic Regulations. Read the plagiarism document for details.

See also: Algonquin College Academic Policies and Algonquin College Directives and Algonquin College Directive E43 - Plagiarism (PDF)

Recommended Course Textbooks

There is no required textbook for this course. Extensive use is made of free Internet resources. A publisher-restricted set of slides is available on Blackboard.

Alternate Web Notes

Web notes for this course are kept at multiple sites, including some broken web sites at Algonquin College. I pay for the notes to be stored on commercial Linux-based web hosting services, with backup copies located in various locations.

Write down the locations of the web notes and their backup copies from the list below. (You won't be able to get to this page if the main web site is down!)

  1. http://teaching.idallen.com/cst8281/10w/    (main .com site)
    The main dot .com site is located in a large data centre in Troy, Michigan, USA.
  2. http://teaching.idallen.org/cst8281/10w/    (note the dot .org domain suffix!)
    The .org site is located in a large data centre in New York.
  3. http://acadunix.algonquincollege.com/~alleni/teaching/cst8281/10w/     (on campus)
    The ACADUNIX site is accessible from inside Algonquin College even when the College Internet is broken. Unfortunately, the web server on ACADUNIX is not configured correctly to run CGI scripts and it will not serve up the directory index files correctly. (See this note.) You can read the Class Notes by appending /notes/ to the above URL.
  4. http://elearning.algonquincollege.com/coursemat/alleni/idallen/cst8281/10w/     (on campus)
    The ELEARNING site is accessible from inside Algonquin College even when the College Internet is broken. Unfortunately, the web server on ELEARNING is not configured correctly to run CGI scripts and it will not serve up the directory index files correctly. (See this note.) You can read the Class Notes by appending /notes/ to the above URL.
  5. http://teaching.idallen.ca/cst8281/10w/     (Note the dot .ca domain suffix!)
    The dot .ca sites are located at my home in downtown Ottawa (limited bandwidth). Don't use them unless all the other sites are down.