Throughout the semester we will have a number of hands-on “Tech Challenges”. Each Tech Challenge will start with an in-class demonstration of some technology followed by students developing hands-on experience with this technology by working though the same exercise that the instructor completed. Students will be STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to continue to explore these same technologies on their own outside of the classroom. Students are expected to become very competent with the basic use of these technologies by working with them on their own. Two of the exams for this course will require students to demonstrate their competency with these technologies. Students who put in the time and effort exploring these technologies outside of the classroom will find the fourth exam to be fairly easy. Students who do not invest the required time and effort will find the fourth exam to be extremely challenging.