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FITness Goals
The FITness Initiative and Planning Committee worked with all CMC Departments to establish a set of essential technology goals. Using input from faculty, students, and technology professionals, CMC approved a new program of Technology across the Curriculum on May 13, 2003. These goals are being addressed in proposals for FITness Initiative funding. As these goals enable us to track the incorporation of technology into our curriculum, they can be used in the evaluation of the FITness Initiative as a whole.

FITness Course Matrix

1. Students will be able to communicate online appropriately

  • Send and receive email Send and receive attachments
  • Participate in some form of electronic collaboration (i.e. List serve, Discussion forum, Bulletin board, Chat)
  • Understand the principles of appropriate online conduct
  • Participate in collaborative writing of a document

2. Students will be able to create and make technology enhanced presentations

  • Use a presentation software package (such as PowerPoint) to create, format and edit an electronic presentation
  • Insert graphics and hyperlinks into an electronic presentation
  • Smoothly and appropriately integrate technology into a presentation
  • Smoothly and appropriately use technology enhanced presentations

3. Students will be able to create and use structured electronic documents

  • Create, format and edit a document using a word processing document
  • Create a web page/organize a web site using a web creation program (such as Dreamweaver)
  • Introduce hyperlinks into an electronic document
  • Use mail merge

4. Students will be able to use electronic tools to analyze data

  • Use a statistical software package to enter data, name variables and define variable values
  • Run descriptive statistics on individual variables
  • Create graphs of data (e.g. bar charts, scatter plots, histograms)
  • Use a mathematical software package to enter formulae and derive results and descriptive graphs

5. Students will be able to use electronic tools for research and evaluation

  • Understand and apply appropriate search strategies for the WWW and for online databases
  • Understand the differences between WWW and online databases
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of online data vs. traditional sources
  • Critically evaluate websites vis-à-vis issues of currency, authorship, authority and design
  • Evaluate and use topic and discipline specific Web sites and other information sources according to scope, coverage, timeliness, reliability, authority and appropriateness

6. Students will understand plagiarism and major legal and ethical issues related to technology

  • Be able to use proper citation methods for online sources as well as more traditional data
  • Understand the ethics of copyright and property law as they apply to electronic materials
  • Understand implications of information technology for democratic institutions and practices

7. Students will be able to use databases to manage and retrieve information:

  • Students will be able to navigate within a database
  • Enter data into a pre-existing database
  • Conduct simple queries of a database
  • Sort records as needed
  • Generate a report and extract relevant data from the database
  • Advanced skills include the ability to create a database, forms, queries, etc.

Comments regarding this list are welcome - please send feedback to mike.malsed@claremontmckenna.edu

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