Seminars & Colloquia

ToniAnn Marini

NCSU - Computer Science Dept

"E 115: Introduction to Computing Environments -- Campus Resources"

Monday December 07, 2009 01:30 PM
Location: 3211, Engineering Building II NCSU Centennial Campus
(Visitor parking instructions)

 

Abstract:

One of the main goals of E 115 is to ensure that students know how to navigate around not only the NC State's computing system, but their own environments as well. NC State offers a variety of resources to those students who are enrolled and they are available on or off campus. Among these resources are networked printing, campus wide wireless access, important software applications and e-mail. Teaching students how to use their Unity accounts in conjunction with their computers and the ones provided on campus is the most important part of the introductory week.

Of the software provided to students, the most beneficial are those programs that allow computers to stay healthy and updated. Antivirus, Spyware and operating system updates are imperative not only on campus but in today's technological world. Instructing students how to properly employ these technologies helps them grasp later concepts. Campus e-mail and educational tools (such as Wolfware) are also utilized in this course. Lastly, computing ethics is a big portion of the week. Explaining the differences between licenses and the University's policies ensures that students know and hopefully will abide by them.

Short Bio:

ToniAnn Marini graduated from North Carolina State University. She earned a Bachelor's of Science in Science, Technology and Society in May 2009. Currently, she is working for the Computer Science Department of NC State as the E 115 Coordinator. This job entails complete administration of the course for all students enrolled, hiring prospective lab instructors and teaching/updating all relevant material. She has been in this position since July 2008, though she worked for the CSC Department since August 2005 as both an instructor and a lab administrator as an undergraduate student.

Host: Dr. Dennis Bahler, Computer Science Department

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