Welcome to Associate of Capstone IS 299 Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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  • Welcome to Associate of CapstoneIS 299

    Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • Introductions Please share!

    Where are you joining us from? What time is it where you live?

  • Netiquette is

    Since most of our communication will be online lets talk about netiquette.

  • Use Good Internet Etiquette 1- Be friendly and positive2- Use proper language and titles 3- Use effective communication 4- Professionalism 5- Ask for clarification

    You can type a word in all capital letters, as a means ofemphasis, but if used for more than one or two words, it is called Shouting which isconsidered to be VERY RUDE.

  • The Science of Completing a Project Unit 1: Seminar

    overview of the course the importance of organizational skills organizing your thoughts technology that is available to help you

  • Course DescriptionThis course is designed to provide you with the opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills acquired throughout your Associate of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies program of study.

    You will use the knowledge gained in your previous courses to complete the comprehensive capstone project.

    The capstone project will assess achievement of program outcomes, your written communication skills, and knowledge of the subject matter, theories, and methods relating to interdisciplinary studies.

  • Advice from former studentsA piece of advice that I would like to pass on to the next group of students is to start working on your Unit 9 Project from Unit 1. It is not really that hard, it is just lengthy and there is a lot of research to do. Also keep a saved file on your computer, but also keep a copy off of your computer, just incase your computer decides to tear up on you. Also, I would tell the next group of students, don't worry about the peer review. It is nothing; in fact it is something interesting. CindyThe one big thing that I would pass on is to stay on task. Make sure that you are getting all the work in on time. If you do get behind, make sure you keep in contact with your professor! The professors at Kaplan are great and will work with you if you need it. Thanks for everything professor! God Bless! LaurieThe biggest advise I can give another student is to talk to the professor ask questions and keep in contact. Starting early is crucial. I found that responding to your peers post was important and you can learn a lot from it.ChantalI learned some good advice from my peers on the discussion board. One was how to make sure that all the components of the project is in place by categorizing the outline that you have made. This is a good guide to make sure that you are on track. Make sure that you continue to communicate with your professor throughout the course so that they are aware of anything that you maybe having difficulty with. Utilize all the resources that are available to you and make sure that you stay on top of your discussion postings. Cicely

  • Course Syllabus

    Why is your syllabus so important?How can the syllabus help you succeed in this course?

  • Your Course Syllabus

    Contains all important course information; course description, policies, important dates, projects, rubrics, grading policy.It is very important that you read the syllabus carefully and refer to it if you have questions.

  • Lets discuss the syllabus and course policiesI would like to begin our first live seminar by discussing some guidelines we need to follow to have a successful live seminar.

    Frequent interactions on the concepts being discussed by students and instructorPosts are on topic and contribute to the quality of the seminar.Be on timeStay for the duration of the seminarBe polite, use respectful languageNo interruptions

    What should you do if you can not attend live seminar?

  • Seminar Option 2 Requirements and GradingGrading CriteriaResponse is on topic and originalResponse makes frequent, informed references to unit material and additional sources Response is clearly written Each submission meets or surpasses minimum word count (200-300 words average) with clear and fluent writing, free of spelling and grammatical errors.

  • Discussion BoardWhat must you do in order to earn maximum points for the Discussion Board post

    Answer the questions in your original postResponses should be on topic, original and add to the quality of the discussionResponses should make reference to the unit material Respond to at least 2+ classmatesAll responses, including responses to peers should have no grammatical, punctuation or spelling errors

  • Discussion Board Requirements and Grading Content & Critical Thinkingoriginal content of substantial length (min. 100 words) supported by references thoughtful, on topic, shows insight into applicability to professional practice, clear connections to previous and/or current unit, course content with real-life examples given1st person narrative. I believe.or.my assessment isParticipation: Generating Learning within the Communityresponds to all required posts within the time parameters of the unit allowing for response time for classmates.responses to other classmates (2+ comments) add value by eliciting responses and reflections from other learners responses build upon the ideas of other learners to take the discussion deeperGrammar & Mechanicsfew if any errors in grammar and/or spellingappropriate references with no errors

  • ProjectsUnit 2 Project Capstone Topic Identification

    Units 3 ,4 and 5 Learning Journals

    Unit 5 Project Complete Sentence Outline

    Unit 6 Project, Draft 1, with Introduction and Historical Context

    Unit 7 Project, Draft 2, Personal Context with Conclusion

    Unit 8 Project, Peer Review

    Final ProjectYour Final Project will be due at the end of Unit 9.

  • GradingI would like to go over some important details about grading:

    It is my obligation to follow the rubrics for grading. I encourage you to read the rubrics and assignment instructions carefully.

    Pay close attention to the A criteria and work towards that goal. Strive for the A.

    I will follow the rubric as well for the discussion thread (DQ) and seminar.

    Please remember, I am here to help you succeed!

  • What is plagiarism?Plagiarism -- The Kaplan University (2005) plagiarism policy says that plagiarism refers to academic dishonesty that can be intentional or unintentional. This can be the result of attempting to recycle your own work from another course or semester, inaccurately citing the work of someone else, failing to give credit to someone else for his or her ideas or writing, failing to summarize or paraphrase a quote in your own words, or anything else that falsely represents any part of your work. This definition means that plagiarism is knowingly or unknowingly representing the work of another as your own work.

  • Late PolicyLate Projects: Projects are due Tuesday 11:59 pm ET of their assigned Unit. Late projects will be deducted -5 points per week late/maximum penalty of -20 points.

    Incompletes The deadline for requesting an incomplete is September 6, 2011. Incomplete coursework is due September 23, 2011.

  • How could you contact me?Email: hcooper@kaplan.eduAIM: himicoop103Course QuestionsText meCall me: 786-412-0369

  • Questions

  • Organizational Skills

    What strategies do you use to keep yourself organized?

  • Tips for Developing Organizational Skills Use checklists get into the habit of using a "to-do" list Organize your assignments Checklists, schedules, calendarSet a designated study time Plan and budget timeKnow your best time of dayKeep organized notesThink smallPrepare to be ahead

  • Organizing Your ThoughtsWhat happens if we ignore important topics or fail to organize our thoughts?

    What technology is available today to help us identify priorities and organize our thoughts?

  • Organizing You Thoughts Using Paper and PencilIdea Clouds Choose a topicDo the researchWrite down the main topic wordIdentify words and thoughts that relate to the topic

    OutlineAn outline is putting words and ideas that relate to your topic into sentences

    Writing a Rough DraftYour rough draft is your working copy that you created from the outline

  • Organizing You Thoughts Using TechnologyNote-Taking and Documents These tools will help you take notes no matter where you find yourself needing to jot something down. You will also find tools that help you create documents from your notes that you can use or share with others.www.online-college-blog.com/.../100-powerful-web-tools-to-organize-your-thoughts-and-ideas/

  • Scientific Method

    What is the scientific method?

  • Scientific MethodSteps of the scientific method are to:Ask a Question Do Research Construct a Hypothesis Test Your Hypothesis Analyze Your Data Make a Conclusion Evaluate Your Results

  • Scientific Method for the Capstone Project Modification of Scientific Method for the Capstone Project

    Identify a technological event that has impacted your life.

    Collect information and resources explaining why the technological event has impacted your life. Information must show the historical context of the event.

    Formulate an explanation of how the technological event affects your historical context.


    Summarize discussion and draw conclusions from discussion on how opportunities and goals have been changed.

    Complete and turn in the Capstone Project.

    As cited on your Kaplan course Home Page. See your Unit 1 reading page for further details.


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