MIS2402.001 – Agenda for class on 9/18

Hello everyone,

We’ll start with a few remarks about the HTML/CSS quiz.

Then we will …

  • Pick up with the “rocket” exercise file we saw previously
  • Introduce Arrays (see presentations)

A challenge will be assigned, due next class.  Please be advised that next class is 100% lab.   It’s a great time to show up and ask questions / get help with JavaScript.

-Prof Shafer

MIS2402.001 – agenda for class on 9/11/2018

Hello everyone,

In class today we will:

  1. Review the solution to rectangle challenge.
  2. Remember that the html/CSS quiz will be next class.
  3. Introduce Javascript Control Structures (see presentations)

No challenge will be assigned for this class. Just study for the HTML/CSS QUIZ.

See you in class.

-Prof Shafer

MIS2402.001 – Agenda for class on 9/6

In class today we will:

  1. Spend a little time reviewing the ice-cream challenge
  2. Spend some time talking about chapter 2
  3. Introduce JavaScript (presentation)
  4. The next challenge will be assigned

Be sure to be reading your textbook.  You should be done (or finishing) Chapter 2 now, and I expect you to have read chapter 3 by next class.

-Prof Shafer


MIS2402.001 – Agenda for class on 9/4/2018

Hello everyone,

We’ll start class on Tuesday with a couple questions about the assigned lynda viewing.  After that we will have:

  1. A presentation on CSS (see the presentations tab)
  2. An exercise that we’ll do together in class

At the end of class, there will be a challenge assigned (due 9/6) as well as a reading assignment (Chapter 2 of your textbook.)

-Prof Shafer

MIS2402.001 – Agenda for class on 8/30/2018

Hello everyone,

Class today will start with a few public service announcements.

  1. The career fair is coming! See The event will take place on 9/17 from 11am to 3pm.  It will be held in Room 200 of the Student Center.  Students MUST register to attend and will not be permitted to just show up on the day of the fair.

  2. The AIS student chapter is starting up!  Their first meeting will be in Alter 33, from noon to 1pm on Monday 9/10.

OK, it’s time to get to work.  Here’s what we have to do:

  1. Reminder re: lynda videos.
  2. Presentation on HTML
  3. A related exercise

See you in class.

-Prof Shafer

MIS2402 – Agenda for class on 8/28 (first class)

Hello everyone,

Welcome to MIS2402 in the fall of 2018!  In class today we will:

  1. Take attendance
  2. Briefly review this site
  3. Talk about the nature and scope of the course (see the slide deck in “Presentations”)
  4. Work on a simple exercise

See you in class!

-Prof Shafer

Preparing for MIS2402

Here are some things that you can be doing to prepare for MIS2402.  I highly recommend doing all (or at least some) of these things before the semester starts!

  1. Read the syllabus.  It can be found on the “Grading and Policies” tab of this blog.
  2. Buy the textbook.  See the syllabus for the title, author, and ISBN of the textbook.  I recommend reading chapters 1 and 2.
  3. Install the class software on your own computer.  The software is free.  Installation instructions can be found on the “links” panel of this blog.
    1. Windows PC users should install VS Code and Bitvise
    2. Mac OS users should install VS Code and FileZilla.  Please note – while either platform can be used successfully in this class, most exercises and challenges are written with Windows PC screenshots and terminology.
  4. Sign in to and watch the videos that will be assigned to you in the first two weeks of the semester.  The videos to watch are:
    1. HTML Essential Training with James Williamson
    2. HTML & CSS: Creating Forms with Clarissa Peterson

Everything you do now will help you get off to a good start this coming semester.


Prof. Shafer

P.S. I also recommend watching this fun video…

Instructor Office Hours

(Effective 8/28 through 12/12/2018)

  • Tues 3pm-4pm (SP209D Office)
  • Wed 3pm-4pm (SP209D Office)
  • Thurs 3pm-4pm (SP209D Office)
  • Other times by appointment
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