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IS112 Computer Organization and Programming. Professor Catherine Dwyer Fall 2005. Agenda. Introductions Syllabus Class Schedule Blackboard web site Technical knowledge and the IS professional Assignment for next class. Catherine Dwyer Lecturer IS Dept. Full time since Fall 2000

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Is112 computer organization and programming

IS112 Computer Organization and Programming

Professor Catherine Dwyer

Fall 2005

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  • Introductions

  • Syllabus

  • Class Schedule

  • Blackboard web site

  • Technical knowledge and the IS professional

  • Assignment for next class

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Catherine dwyer lecturer is dept
Catherine DwyerLecturer IS Dept.

  • Full time since Fall 2000

  • Other classes taught: CS121, CS122, CIS101, IS112 , IS223, IS323, IS396E (Java), IS660Z(Programming Games Using VB)

  • Lead developer for Web Assisted CIS101

  • Revision Chair for IS Undergraduate curriculum

  • Co-author with Dr. Jeanine Meyer of Programming Games With Visual Basic, Course Technology, 2001

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My is background
My IS Background

  • MS in CS (Pace), PhD candidate at NJIT, research topic is virtual teams

  • Two daughters, college sophomore and 8th grade

  • Prior Experience: Programmer/Analyst at NYC investment bank, Technology Coordinator at Graphics Design Firm

  • Husband journalist with The New York Times

  • Hobbies: reading, bike riding, kayaking, cooking

  • You?

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Bs and bba is curriculum
BS and BBA IS Curriculum

  • How does IS 112 fit into IS curriculum?

  • What should you get out of taking IS 112?

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Is 112 course goals
IS 112 Course Goals

  • Students will develop technical research, analysis, and communication skills

    • Research – where/how to find information?

    • Analysis – is information unbiased and accurate?

    • Communication – organize and synthesize your findings and present to a non-technical audience

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Is accreditation
IS Accreditation

  • National IS organization has created criteria and standards for an IS degree

  • Document available at

  • Accredited programs provide higher quality and consistency

  • Pace was first program in US to obtain accreditation

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Is 2002 4 description is112
IS’2002.4 Description (IS112)

  • Covers hardware/software technology background in order to understand tradeoffs in computer architecture within a business environment

  • IS professional: understand business requirements, research technology options, describe and recommend solutions

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Is 2002 4 topics
IS 2002.4 Topics

  • Hardware: CPU architecture, memory, registers, addressing modes, busses, instruction sets, multi processors versus single processors; peripheral devices: hard disks, CDs, video display monitors, device controllers, input/output; operating systems functions and types; operating system modules: processes, process management, memory and file system management; examples of hardware architectures; examples of operating systems; installation and configuration of multiuser operating systems.

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Syllabus and schedule
Syllabus and schedule

  • Overview of course requirements and assignments

  • CS/IS Student Statement of Responsibilities

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Assignments and grading
Assignments and Grading

  • Attendance and class participation – 10 pts

  • Homework – 10 points

  • Two person presentation (simple machine) – 15 pts

  • Research paper and individual presentation – 20 pts

  • Midterm – 20 pts

  • Final – 25 pts

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Blackboard 6 0
Blackboard 6.0

  • Link is at

  • Your login is beginning of Pace e-mail address (drop the

  • Password must be set through the Pace portal

  • Find your email ID at

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What if it doesn t work
What if it doesn’t work?

  • Access class documents at

  • Report problem to

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Is112 blackboard
IS112 & Blackboard

  • Reading schedule & list of assignments

  • Submit homework

  • Discussion forums

  • Online reading assignments

  • If Blackboard is unavailable documents can be obtained at

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Your pace student e mail
Your Pace Student e-mail

  • All e-mail from me will go to your Pace student e-mail account

  • To access your student e-mail go to

  • Use mail forwarding if you use another e-mail account

  • Include your FULL NAME in all e-mails sent to your professors

  • Go to for help with e-mail

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Why study technology
Why study technology?

  • What do you need to know about technology?

  • Where can you find reliable sources of information on technology?

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Role of is professional
Role of IS Professional

  • Research, recommend, develop, install, configure, and maintain information technology (IT) based solutions to business and organizational needs

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Is professional role
IS Professional Role

  • Good advice is crucial

  • This requires

    • Complete understanding of fundamental business goals of your company

    • Current and complete knowledge of potential technical solutions

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Assignment 1 pervasive computing
Assignment 1: Pervasive computing

  • When we think of the word “computer,” we think of a desktop or a laptop

  • But computer technology can be deployed in many other products – called “smart devices” or “embedded chips”

  • Also known as ubiquitous computing

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Example of embedded chips
Example of embedded chips

  • In new cars, there is a sensor that determines weight of the front passenger

  • If the weight is over 80 pounds the air bag is turned on (otherwise it is turned off)

  • Airbags have been found to be dangerous for children and small adults – so this is a safety feature

  • This sensor is an example of an embedded chip

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How does embedded technology work
How does embedded technology work?

  • In the case of the car, it measures the weight, determines whether it exceeds the required threshold, then turns on the airbag for adults and turns off the airbag for children

  • In general, smart technology does the following:

    • Measures a condition

    • Compares its value to a threshold condition

    • Takes appropriate action based on result

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Week 1 assignments
Week 1 Assignments

  • Due Tuesday, Sept. 13th, 11:15 am

  • Discussion board assignments – introduce yourself, post your AIM screen name

  • Assignment in week 1 forum:

    • Read about embedded chips

    • Think about how they are used in every day machines

    • List 5 examples and describe how they work

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Next class
Next class

  • Assignments

    • Embedded chips posting

    • Read Chapter 01 in Burd text

  • Topics

    • Research and analysis requirements for IS professional

    • Evaluating Internet based research

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