Welcome to Computer Science 101! I look forward to working with you this semester as we learn how to use Microsoft Office and how it can be used to support data analysis and problem solving.
It will be very important for you to be self-motivated and disciplined to ensure that you stay on top of your CS101 work. CS101 is a 4-credit hour course and has the workload similar to other 4-credit courses like Calculus. While you may not be in the classroom for 4 hours a week, it's a good idea to set aside time just like if you were. I suggest planning for at least 5 hours per week on this course, although your individual needs may vary. If you have a question about the course, please contact me. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, I try to respond within 24 hours.
To learn and master the content, we have selected Exploring Microsoft Office 2016 as your textbook. To provide you with practice on the course material, we will assign at least 23 Participation Projects that will be due as the semester progresses. To both allow you to practice and be evaluated in a practical manner with the material, we have selected Pearson's MyLabIT software. Additionally, you will be assigned six Homeworks and three Exams.
Please visit the Start Here page for information on how to get started and find all of the course components.
About Your Instructor
My name is Jared Baker. This is my third semester teaching CS101. I have an undergraduate degree from West Virginia University in Electrical Engineering and am currently working on my masters program in Electrical Engineering.
I live in Morgantown, West Virginia. I love to golf - it's a great break from teaching and research. It allows me to get out and enjoy to outdoors and clear my head from the world of academia.
The best way to contact me is via email, please use your WVU MIX account and include your full name and section number.