for Njosh. (400 words)

The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open–ended DB question as well as engage in dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the week. DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion.

At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the dialogue by responding to at least two other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time). Two additional responses are required after Friday. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class attendance and participation.

Assignment Details

Microsoft Visual Studio is software that you will use throughout the course. Installing this software is an important first step. The goal of this effort is to install the necessary software, follow the process to create a program, and then to learn how to use the software to execute your program.

Follow these instructions to install your Microsoft Visual Studio software.

Consider yourself an entry-level programmer. You have been tasked with the planning and development of a console program that allows one to introduce themselves. The necessary steps and features are described below.

  • Prepare pseudocode identifying the steps that are needed for this application to work.
  • The application should prompt the user for the following information:
    • Name
    • Whether or not he or she has programming experience
    • How many years of programming experience
    • One item about the person that he or she wishes to share (interests, hobbies, etc.).
  • You need to determine what variables are needed, as well as the corresponding data types you will use for each.
    • Identify the sequence of the questions you are going to ask and also what the resulting output will look like summarizing the user information.
  • Write a C# console application that implements the pseudocode.

Once you have installed the software and prepared the C# console program, discuss your questions and issues with your instructor. Describe your experiences with the class. What did you find the most interesting and exciting about these activities? What would you recommend to someone who needs to go through this process as your best practices?

Review the posts of your classmates. Provide thoughts regarding issues and solutions that they may have described. Share any best practices that you might have.

Please submit your assignment.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Grading Rubric

Project Criteria
Exceeds: 90%–100%
Very good: 80%–89%
Meets: 70%–79%
Needs Improvement: Below 70%

Content(40%)

Response covers all topics indicated in the assignment and adds additional content. The writing was of collegiate level with no errors in spelling or grammar.Response covers most topics indicated in the assignment. The writing was of collegiate level with one or less errors in spelling or grammar.Response covers many topics indicated in the assignment. The writing was of collegiate level with two or less errors in spelling or grammar.Response covers none to some of the topics indicated in the assignment. The writing was less than collegiate level with errors in spelling or grammar.

Interaction(40%)

Multiple learner interactions per week that add to the discussion. Responses show evidence of critical analysis with questions to other classmates.At least three learner interactions per week that add to the discussion. Responses show evidence of critical analysis.No less than two learner interactions per week that add to the discussion. Responses show evidence of critical analysis.Zero to one learner interaction per week in the discussion board. Response lacks evidence of critical analysis.

Supporting Analysis(20%)

Analysis exceeded minimum requirements. Appropriate sources were used to support analysis and were properly referenced.Basic analysis provided to support discussion. When appropriate to support discussion, appropriate sources were cited and properly referenced.Some limited analysis provided to support discussion. When appropriate to support discussion, sources were cited, appropriate, and properly referenced.No or inaccurate analysis, no sources were cited when needed, analysis and/or sources were not appropriate. When sources used, were not properly referenced.

Reading Assignment

Editorial Board: Chapters 1 – 4

Click here for instructions on how to download Visual Studio

Assignment Objectives

  • Identify inputs and outputs for a program to meet user needs and/or business requirements
  • Apply problem solving techniques and utilize tools to design, implement, test, and debug a simple software application

Other Information

Instructor’s Comments:

Class below is the Unit-1 Discussion Board (DB) rubric.  Be sure to begin contributing to the discussions no later than Saturday July 22; the more you contribute will easy learning curve as well as get all the points you can attain.

Discussion Board Rubric (120 points)

  • Install Visual Studio: 40 points
  • Design Program Pseudocode: 30 points
  • Code C# Program using VS: 30 points
  • Test C# program (include print screen shots): 20 points

Note: Consider using template located under Course Resources –> Learning Materials –> unit-1 IP-1 Template