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Distance Education

Note: This website was developed to introduce you to the various courses that the computer science department will be offering online. It does not describe the delivery method for all distance education courses throughout the IU system. If you are interested in enrolling in other online courses, please contact the instructor for that course with any questions on how the course will be delivered.


Frequently Asked Questions

CSCI Distance Education course offering
What is Distance Education?
What courses are being offered via distance education?
What Delivery Methods will be used in the distance education course?
What's the difference between an Online Class and a Web assisted course?
I'm not familiar with Oncourse, can I still take the class?
What system requirements will I need?
It says that I need the most recent software. What's the most recent software used?
Will I learn the same material compared to an on-campus course?
How will I complete exams and turn in classwork?
How long will I have to complete the assignments?
Will the class ever meet in person throughout the term?
Can I receive additional help if needed
Will Financial Aid pay for a distance education course?

I'm a High School student, can I take the course?
How do I Register?
Other DE Links
Helpful
Contact Information


Current 2008-2009 CSCI Distance Education course offering

Summer I 2009

* C106(11095)  - Intro to Computers & Their Use (3.0 cr)
Delivering Instructor: Sukhen Dey - (view more)


* A211(11337) - WordProcessing Applications (3.0 cr)
Delivering Instructor: Carolyn Granda

* A290(11304)  -  Adventures in Computing (3.0 cr)
Delivering Instructor: Sukhen Dey (view more)

 

Summer II 2009

* C106 (11098) - Intro to Computers & Their Use (3.0 cr)
Delivering Instructor: Ron Finkbine

* A121 (11572) - Cyberspace  (3.0 cr)
Delivering Instructor: Ron Finkbine


* A212 (11338) - Spreadsheet Applications (3.0 cr)
Delivering Instructor: Carolyn Granda

* N341 - Intro Client-Side Web Programming (3.0 cr)
Web Assisted Course - Class conducted  both online and on-campus
Delivering Instructor: Ray Wisman

* N342 - Server Side Programming for the Web (3.0 cr)
Web Assisted Course - Class conducted  both online and on-campus
Delivering Instructor: Ray Wisman

 

Fall 2009

* C106 (25865) - Intro to Computers & Their Use (3.0 cr)
Delivering Instructor: Carolyn Granda


* C106 (26222) - Intro to Computers & Their Use (3.0 cr)
Delivering Instructor:
DJ Hanen

* C106 (26016) - Intro to Computers & Their Use (3.0 cr)
Delivering Instructor:
Cliff Niemeier

* C106 FYS (25112) - Intro to Computers & Their Use (3.0 cr)
Web Assisted First Year Seminar Course - Class conducted  both online and on-campus
Delivering Instructor:
Carolyn Granda

* A121 (26459) - Cyberspace  (3.0 cr)
Delivering Instructor: Ron Finkbine

* A201 (25535) - Introduction to Programming I (3.0 cr)
Web Assisted Course - Class conducted  both online and on-campus
Delivering Instructor: Carolyn Granda

* A211 (26031) - WordProcessing Applications (3.0 cr)
Delivering Instructor: DJ Hanen

* A212 (26032) - Spreadsheet Applications (3.0 cr)
Delivering Instructor: Deb Bulleit

* A221 (26134) - Multimedia Programming: HTML (1.5 cr)
-- 8 Week Course
Delivering Instructor: Jeff Barnes

* A221 (26135) - Multimedia Programming: Javascript (1.5 cr)
-- 8 Week Course
Delivering Instructor: Jeff Barnes

* A290 (26039) -  Adventures in Computing (3.0 cr)
Delivering Instructor: TBA
 

Spring 2010

* C106 (xxxxx)- Intro to Computers & Their Use (3.0 cr)
Delivering Instructor: TBA


* C106 (xxxxx) - Intro to Computers & Their Use (3.0 cr)
Delivering Instructor: TBA


* C106 FYS (xxxxx) - Intro to Computers & Their Use (3.0 cr)
Web Assisted First Year Seminar Course - Class conducted  both online and on-campus
Delivering Instructor:
Carolyn Granda

* A121 (26459) - Cyberspace  (3.0 cr)
Delivering Instructor: Ron Finkbine

* A201 (xxxxx)- Introduction to Programming I (3.0 cr)
Web Assisted Course - Class conducted  both online and on-campus
Delivering Instructor: TBA

* A211 (xxxxx)- WordProcessing Applications (3.0 cr)
Delivering Instructor: TBA

* A213 (xxxxx)- Database Applications (3.0 cr)
Web Assisted Course - Class conducted  both online and on-campus
Delivering Instructor: TBA

* A221 (xxxxx)- Multimedia Programming: FrontPage (1.5 cr)
-- 8 Week Course
Delivering Instructor: Jeff Barnes

* A221 (xxxxx)- Multimedia Programming: Javascript (1.5 cr)
-- 8 Week Course
Delivering Instructor: Jeff Barnes

* A290 (xxxxx)-  Adventures in Computing (3.0 credits)
Delivering Instructor: TBA
 

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What is Distance Education?

A distance education course delivers course material using technology such at the internet, video conferencing, video tapes, CD-Roms, cable, computers and other means. The instructor and student will communicate with each other typically via email, phone, or chat.

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What courses are being offered via distance education?

Currently, the list of courses being offered online is shown above. For specific questions about any of the courses, please contact the delivering instructor or Carolyn Granda at 812-941-2154 (Life Sciences Rm 118).

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What Delivery Methods will be used in the distance education course?

Most courses will be utilizing the internet as it's delivery method. All course material will be available through IU's Oncourse system. To log onto Oncourse, you will need an IU network ID. This is the same network ID that you use to log onto the computers while on campus and to access your IU webmail. If you do not have an IU network ID, please visit the IU Account Management website to have one created for you. If you need additional help, call  the IUS help desk at 812-941-2447 or the help desk for your IU campus. For more help about Oncourse, visit Oncourse help. If you are still unsure on how to use Oncourse, please take a short Oncourse help session offered through your IU campus computer lab or contact your instructor for a short demo.

The instructor will place all necessary course lecture material onto the Oncourse website. This lecture material may be in the format of text, graphics,  PowerPoint slide shows, audio streams, discussion forum threads, chat sessions, or whatever format the instructor seems fitting to increase the learning process for that course.

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What's the difference between an Online Class and a Web assisted course?

A class that reads to be an online course, it will be conducted entirely online via the internet or another delivery method. There are no scheduled days and times to physically meet with your instructor or classmates. If you wish to physically meet with your instructor and/or classmates, that can be arranged on an as needed basis.

If a class reads to be a web assisted course, this class is required to meet both in person and online. You will usually meet the first day of class in person to obtain further instruction on when to meet in person and when the class will be conducted online. The delivering instructor determines the exact schedule of when to meet in person and when to meet online. Typically a written schedule will be given to the class the first day. Some web assisted courses requires physical meets for all exams. Therefore, please contact the instructor to determine if this is the course that will fit into your schedule.

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I'm not familiar with Oncourse, can I still take the class?

You can visit the Oncourse Help link in the upper, left hand column for additional help. There is also a student Oncourse PDF file that you can download for more assistance. Please visit your Oncourse class website no later than the first day of class to obtain your course syllabus, schedule, class assignments, and other important class information.

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What system requirements will I need?

  • Minimum PC requirements for all courses are:

    Pentium 600 MHz 
    128 MB RAM 
    Windows 200 Professional 
    56k v.90 modem or network Internet connection 
    Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x. 

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It says that I need the most recent software. What's the most recent software used?

Because IUS strives to teach the most recent software on the market, the current software version may change from time to time. Currently, the following software is used in our distance education classes. If you do not see your class on this list, please contact your delivering instructor to find out if you have all required software to successfully complete the class.

Additional or upgrade software is required for the following courses:

C106 :: A211 :: A212 :: A213 :: A221
       - Windows Vista
      
 - Office 2007
       - Multimedia peripherals such as a 
          microphone and speakers

  

A201
       - Visual Studio.NET 2008
       

Most of these upgrades can be purchased from the University bookstore for a nominal charge or you can download them free of charge from the following website: http://iuware.iu.edu. You will need your University userID and password to download software.

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Will I learn the same material compared to an on-campus course?

Yes, you will learn the same material online as if you were in a comparative traditional on-campus course. The only difference will be the way in which the course is taught. Distant education courses are not easy, fast paced replacements for regular on-campus courses. You will have to work and submit the same work as if you were in a regular classroom. 

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How will I complete exams and turn in classwork?

Examinations will be completed online through Oncourse. This may entail you to complete the examination using the chosen software for the course and then uploading your completed work to your instructor through Oncourse's email system or drop box. The examination format may also be in a true/false and/or multiple choice format that is administered through Oncourse's online test feature. No class meeting is required to complete the exam. 

You will turn in all classwork in the same format as examinations -- using Oncourse's classroom email system and/or dropbox feature. It is highly advised that you do not submit classwork or examinations directly to the instructor's IUS email account.

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How long will I have to complete the assignments?

Although this is an online class, you must still adhere to due dates set by the instructor. All late assignments are subject to the penalty points determined by your instructor.

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Will the class ever meet in person throughout the term?

In general the answer is no. This course is an online distance education course. Which means that all contact will be done from a distance. However, you are free to contact fellow classmates to arrange small group meetings/help sessions. 

If, however, the instructor feels that a class meeting is necessary to better cover a certain topic or areas of concern, he/she will contact class members with suitable days and times to meet. But, this will be on a rare occasion.  If you are on another campus and a meeting isn't possible for you, the instructor may direct you to a contact person on an IU campus closest to you to obtain the necessary help.

Web Assisted courses will meet periodically on campus. Your instructor will supply a schedule outlining when to meet on campus.

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Can I receive additional help if needed

Yes, tutoring is available free of charge on your IU campus if needed. Please contact your campus Student Development office to find out more about tutoring sessions offered for your course.  You may also contact your instructor via email, phone, or scheduled online office hours to arrange face to face help if needed.

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Will Financial Aid pay for a distance education course?

Yes, financial aid will pay for a distance education course as long as it's a semester based course. This course is semester based. Meaning that it as treated as a regular traditional course. Financial aid will not pay for a year based distance education course.

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I'm a High School student, can I take the course?

To take the course while still in high school, you  must have completed your  junior year of high school and submit the following items:

+ Application for Undergraduate admission. You can also apply online.

+ $30.00 application fee

+ Official high school transcript showing course work.

+ Meet with the Director of Admissions.

Once you are admitted, you can then register for the course. The current tuition rate for new students can be found on the Bursar's website.

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How do I Register?

To enroll or get additional information about the course, you can register through the registration office in person or by calling the number below. You can also register through Indiana University's onestart (http://onestart.iu.edu). When registering, enter the section code that displays in the schedule of courses. The IUS schedule of courses can be found online at the http://www.ius.edu/registrar/

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Other DE Links

IU's Distant Education Student Primer
Other IU Online and Distance Education Course Offerings
Other Indiana Online Course Offerings

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Helpful Contact Information

Managing Instructor: Carolyn Granda
Coordinator, Lower Level Computer Science
Life Sciences Bldg, Room 118
4201 Grant Line Rd.
New Albany, IN 47150
812-941-2154 or 800-852-8835
Fax: 812-941-2637
cgranda@ius.edu

IUS DE Coordinator: Saundra Brown
Advisor, Division of Continuing Studies
4201 Grant Line Rd.
New Albany, IN 47150
812-941-2394 or 800-941-2315
Fax: 812-941-2588
sebrown2@ius.edu

Admissions
Director of Admissions
800-852-8835 (IN and KY)
or 812-941-2212
admissions@ius.indiana.edu

Financial Aid
Lisa Schrenger
800-852-8835 (IN and KY)
812-941-2246

Bookstore
Curt Peterson
800-852-8835 (IN and KY)
or 812-941-2348
bookstore@ius.edu

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