Updated: 2011-11-10 12:11 EST

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CST 8281 Course Home Page

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Fall (September-December) 2011

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Ian! D. Allen
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Important Dates for CST8281 Students

See also Academic Calendar Fall 2011.

  • 2011-09-05 - Monday September 5 - Week 1 - Labour Day (no classes)
  • 2011-09-06 - Tuesday September 6 - Week 1 - classes start on Tuesday
  • 2011-10-10 - Monday October 10 - Week 6 - Canadian Thanksgiving (no classes)
  • 2011-10-14 - Friday October 14 - Week 6 - Midterm #1 of 2 (15%)
  • 2011-11-09 - Wednesday November 9 - Week 10 - Midterm #2 of 2 (20%)
  • 2011-11-11 - Friday November 11 - Week 10 - final withdrawal date
  • 2011-12-10 to 2011-12-17 - Week 15 - Algonquin Final Assessment Week
  • 2011-12-16 - Friday December 16 08h30 (08:30am to 11am) - T130 - Final exam (35%)

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

Course Feedback and Participation marks will total 10%.

Forward your Algonquin EMail

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Plagiarism and Academic Fraud

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

For the modern student, plagiarism isn't all it used to be. In fact, many don't see it as an issue in the least. According to the New York Times, technology has fostered a laissez-faire attitude towards the practice. Many students plagiarize -- and many don't think they're doing anything wrong. More Students Misunderstand The Fundamentals Of Plagiarism

Working together is not permitted except in assignments specifically labelled by the instructor as group assignments. Cutting-and-pasting from someone else is not solving a problem. Do your own thinking and write your own answers. No cutting-and-pasting.

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 Directives and Algonquin College Policy AA20 - Plagiarism

Cutting-and-pasting from someone else is not solving a problem. Do your own thinking and write your own answers. No cutting-and-pasting.

Recommended Course Textbooks

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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.

Withdrawal or Failure in CST8281 Fall 2011

This Fall 2011 semester is the final offering of CST8281. The course has been deleted and its content moved into other courses. If you fail the course or must withdraw this term, you cannot re-take the course later.

    From: Patricia Murphy
    Subject: RE: what happens to CST8281 failures
    Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 11:56:08 -0500

    Students who fail CST8281 will have to take a substitute course next
    semester.  There will be no guarantees of space in the replacement course
    and they will require a laptop as they will be dropping into a laptop
    mandatory program of study.  

    Patricia Murphy
    Coordinator, Computer Programmer
    Algonquin College
    

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/cst8281/11f/    (main .com site)
    The main dot .com site is located in a large data centre in Troy, Michigan, USA.
  2. http://teaching.idallen.org/cst8281/11f/    (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/cst8281/11f/     (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/cst8281/11f/     (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/cst8281/11f/     (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.