ISMG 6240 - Interactive Multimedia Systems
Fall 2004

Restricted Course Web Site: http://dawngregg.com/ucd/ismg6240


Instructor: Dr. Dawn Gregg
Office Location: 1380 Lawrence St., Suite 390, Office P
Office Phone: (303) 315-8449
Email: dawn.gregg@ucdenver.edu
Home Page: http://dawngregg.com/ucd
Business School: http://www.cudenver.edu/Academics/Colleges/Business/



Course Description

Presents a broad coverage of interactive multimedia Systems using the World Wide Web as a delivery platform. The course emphasizes the following knowledge and skills;

  1. understanding the principles of web page and web site design and the process of publishing Web pages;
  2. understanding the software engineering principles for interactive multimedia Systems, especially the standard object models and scripting languages; and
  3. understanding the framework for Web document interchange, especially the standard W3C languages (such as XML, XHTML, and XSL) for coding the content, structure, and layout of web pages.

Prerequisites

This course requires some background in programming and database applications


Methods


Required Materials

Textbooks

New Perspectives on Creating Web Pages with HTML
and Dynamic HTML,  2/e
Patrick Carey
ISBN: 0-619-18719-0 2003
 
 
Introduction to ASP.NET
Katie Kalata
ISBN: 0619063211

Software

Computer Lab


Course Assignments and Requirements

Learning to decompose a problem and develop a software solution involves doing. Students cannot just listen to a lecture and know how to develop code. To improve students? ability to program I have numerous short assignments and longer projects that give students practice developing and debugging business programs. This is graded and returned as soon as possible so students know how they are doing in my class. This section outlines in great detail and fully explains the course assignments and requirements.  I urge you to read it carefully and more than once!


Grading

Final Grades for this class will be based on your performance in class work, discussions & homework problems, three individual projects, a midterm and a final exam. Weightings will be applied as follows:  

A: Class Participation & Homework 30%
B: Projects (3) 30%
C: Midterm Exam 20%
D: Final Exam 20%


Letter Grades are typically assigned as follows:

A        (4.0)          93% - 100%     superior/excellent
A-               (3.7) 90% - 92.999%      
B+ (3.3) 87% - 89.999%  
B (3.0) 83% - 86.999%            good/better than average
B- (2.7) 80% - 82.999%      
C+ (2.3) 77% - 79.999%  
C (2.0) 73% - 76.999% competent/average
C- (1.7) 70% - 72.999%      
D+ (1.3) 67% - 69.999%  
D (1.0) 63% - 66.999% minimum passing
D- (0.7) 60% - 62.999%  
F (0.0)   0% - 59.999% failing

 

Note: Grading policies of the CU Denver Business School state that the average GPA across all students in a MS elective class should generally fall within the following range: 3.3 to 3.6 (B+) on a 4.0 scale.  Therefore, if necessary, the ranges above will be modified so the average GPA across all students in the class falls with in the recommended range.