You are invited to imagine a world where technology helps solve our toughest problems...
Throughout the semester we will be proposing solutions, new approaches, innovative design directions to problems that have been identified by the United
Nation's Millennium Goals . For the two Web Portfolio Projects the following UN Goals will be addressed:
- Universal Education
- Ending Poverty and Hunger
For the Final Project you will be able to pick from any of the remaining 6 UN Goals to address:
| Web Portfolio
36 points x 2 goals
| 72 points
| Class Participation
3 points x 16 weeks
| 48 points
| Final Project
|| 80 points
|| 200 points
- Child Health
- Maternal Health
- Combat HIV/AIDS
- Environmental Sustainability
- Global Partnership
Each class is critical to your learning experience. Your energy in
contributing to class discussions, small-group exercises, and on-going
technical work will be important. Therefore, coming to class prepared (e.g.,
reading all course readings, working on projects, etc.) will
be necessary to receiving full credit for class participation.
Web Portfolio Goals
To complete each web portfolio goal you will utilize both the concept readings and the technology skills presented.
These projects will be worked on both at home and in class. On the day it is due you will submit your project and
present it for 5 minutes in class. All Web Portfolio Goals must be submitted to the class WIKI by 11am the
day they are due.
If it is not submitted on time that day, your grade will be reduced by 5 points. For each subsequent day it is
late your grade will be reduced by 5 points. (your best possible grade being a 'B'). Each day it is late
thereafter you will lose 5 additional points (e.g., submitting one day late would reduce your grade by 5 additionl points). All projects will be graded on
content, tool use, and information presentation in the
following form.You will have 2 Web Portfolio Goals to complete, due
weeks: 6 and 11. If you have never used a WIKI, see me and we will go over a few
basics. All Web Goals will be graded for content, writing structure, and presentation in the following
The 1st Web Portfolio Goal:
Propose an interface and stucture for a Digital Library that will support Universal Education
Demonstrate your knowledge of basic HTML including lists, tables, images, sounds, and video. Also include two or more
The 2nd Web Portfolio Goal:
Propose an interface and stucture for a Social Networking site that will support ending poverty and hunger.
Final Project & Presentation
You can choose among the remaining six UN Goals (see above) to address. Use all of the technical skills you have
learned over the semester to propose a prototype that addresses your chosen goal. This proposed prototype can be in the
following technology areas (only 1 need be chosen): moble technologies, digital archives, an online tutorial, ecommerce, or
another emerging technology that may have social implications in fighting or supporting these UN-identified challenges.
NOTE: All pieces of the final project website must be submitted by
the last day of classes at 11:00am. If it is not submitted on time
that day, your grade will be reduced by 9 points. For each subsequent day
it is late your grade will be reduced by 5 points (the best your grade
can be will be a 'B'). All final projects will be graded in the
following form .
The University of Maryland, College Park has a nationally recognized
Code of Academic Integrity, administered by the Student Honor Council.
This Code sets standards for academic integrity at Maryland for all
undergraduate and graduate students. As a student you are responsible for
upholding these standards for this course. It is very important for you to
be aware of the consequences of cheating, fabrication, facilitation, and
plagiarism. Please visit the Code of Academic Integrity or the
Student Honor Council, for more information.