TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE USING AN INTERACTIVE VIDEO CLASSROOM........................    1

James W. McGuffee, Ph.D., Austin Community College

James A. Albright, III, ACC - Educational Television Center

 

LANGUAGE INDEPENDENCE IN A WEB-BASED DISTANCE COURSE……………….    6

George Whitson, The University of Texas at Tyler

 

EDUCATION IN THE CENTURY XXI………………………………………………………  16

Mario AL. Garcia, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

 

WHY JOHNNY AND JANIE CAN’T PROGRAM: A MORE DELIBERATE APPROACH

TO THE FIRST PROGRAMMING COURSE………………………………………..   25

Molisa Derk, Oklahoma City University

 

THEY CAN DISCOVER FOR THEMSELVES………………………………………………   31

R. W. McCarley, Millsaps College

 

EXPERIENCE AND EXPERIMENTS IN CS 1………………………………………………   35

Adrienne Critcher, Louisiana State University in Shreveport

Krishna Agarwal, Louisiana State University in Shreveport

John Sigle, Louisiana State University in Shreveport

 

FINDING RULES TO SEARCH FOR EVENTS WITHIN IMAGES………………………...  44

DeAndra Hayes, Xavier University of Louisiana

 

AN APPLICATION OF BACKWARD REASONING TO NARRATIVE INTELLIGENCE..  50

Lamar Gardere, Xavier University of Louisiana

R. Raymond Lang, Xavier University of Louisiana

 

ONTOLOGY DEVELOPMENT WITH Caspor………………………………………………   58

Tara Thompson, Xavier University of Lousiana

R. Raymond Lang, Xavier University of Lousiana

 

AN INTRODUCTION TO PERL……………………………………………………………...  65

Johnathan Scott Duff, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Dawn Green, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Patrick R. Michaud, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi


A WEB-BASED SYSTEM FOR MAINTAINING A DEPARTMENTAL PERSONNEL

LIST AND TELEPHONE DIRECTORY……………………………………………...  66

Patrick R. Michaud, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Isabelle N. Michaud, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

 

BUILDING CLIENT-SERVER SYSTEMS: EXERCISES IN NETWORK

COMMUNICATION…………………………………………………………………..   77

Peter A. Cooper, Sam Houston State University

 

USE OF A MOBILE ROBOT IN A DATA STRUCTURES COURSE………………………  85

R. Stephen Dannelly, Ph.D., Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

 

THE FIRST COURSE: C IS NOT PASCAL………………………………………………….   91

W. D. Maurer, The George Washington University

 

ORGANIZATION STRATEGY FOR THE INITIAL SEQUENCE OF COMPUTER

SCIENCE MAJORS’ COURSES……………………………………………………..  101

Charlotte Busch, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

 

A MIGRATION COURSE FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE GRADUATE STUDENTS……..  106

Leslie Fife, Oklahoma City University

Charles Hoot, Oklahoma City University

Larry Sells, Oklahoma City University

 

THE FUTURE OF WEB PUBLISHING USING XML……………………………………...  113

Mark Fontenot, McNeese State University

 

TELECOMMUTING: HOMEWORK FOR THE FUTURE…………………………………  119

Sarah Tunnell, East Texas Baptist University

 

WHY NO MOBILE COMPUTERS?........................................................................................  128

Russell Markham

 

PERL AS A DATABASE TOOL: USING DBI……………………………………………...  136

Dawn Green, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Jonathan Scott Duff, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Patrick R. Michaud, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

 

EVOLVING AN INTEGRATED ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENT FOR

ASYNCHRONOUS DELIVERY OF CS1……………………………………………  137

Wendy A. L. Fowler, University of Texas - Pan American

Richard H. Fowler, University of Texas - Pan American

 

STUDENT BEHAVIOR & RETENTION IN WEB-BASED AND WEB-ENHANCED

CLASSES……………………………………………………………………………..  147

Edward R. Jones, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

USING YOUR COURSE WEB PAGE FOR MORE THAN A SYLLABUS SERVER…….  156

Alicia Thompson Wyatt, McMurry University

 

RETHINKING SORTING…………………………………………………………………….  161

Steven C. Benton, University of Texas at Brownsville

 

MINI-LANGUAGES REVISITED: PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE CONCEPTS………..  167

Holly Patterson, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Carl Steidley, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

 

INTRODUCING PARALLEL PROCESSING CONCEPTS………………………………...  173

Michelle Moore, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

 

TUTORIAL ON WEB GRAPHICS…………………………………………………………..  181

George Whitson, The University of Texas at Tyler

 

STRUCTURED COMMUNICATION IN JAVA…………………………………………….  182

Peter A. Cooper, Sam Houston State University

Ken T. Hartness, Sam Houston State University


NEW STRATEGIES TO IMPLEMENT IN A DATABASE COURSE……………………...  184

Jesus Carmona, Texas A&M International University

Eduardo Rivera, Texas A&M International University

 

WEB SERVER -- SIDE PROGRAMMING ASSIGNMENTS………………………………  193

Kwok-Bun Yue, University of Houston - Clear Lake

 

THE PHP WEB APPLICATION SERVER…………………………………………………..  201

Andrew V. Royappa, Millsaps College

 

THE APPLICATION OF GENETIC ALGORITHMS TO KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY

AND DATA MINING………………………………………………………………..  212

James W. Newsom, Midwestern State University

Timothy P. Donovan, Midwestern State University

 

TWO MEDIAN FINDER ALGORITHMS…………………………………………………..  226

Firooz Khosraviyani, Texas A&M International University

 

HYPERBOLIC GEOMETRY: AN INTRODUCTION FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE

STUDENTS…………………………………………………………………………..  234

Edgar N. Reyes, Southeastern Louisiana University

Carl Steidley, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

 

COMPARISON OF PERFORMANCE OF WARD SYSTEMS’ NEURAL NETWORKS

APPLIED TO A MULTIFONT RECOGNITION PROBLEM……………… 240

Rick Niess, The University of Southern Mississippi

Lenny Scardino, The University of Southern Mississippi

William Douglas, The University of Southern Mississippi

Marcin Paprzycki, The University of Southern Mississippi

 

PERFORMANCE OF RECURRENT NEURAL NETWORKS APPLIED TO A

SIMPLIFIED PATTERN RECOGNITION PROBLEM……………………………  251

Lenny Scardino, The University of Southern Mississippi

Rick Niess, The University of Southern Mississippi

William Douglas, The University of Southern Mississippi

Marcin Paprzycki, The University of Southern Mississippi

 

PERFORMANCE OF JUMP CONNECTION NEURAL NETWORKS APPLIED TO A

SIMPLIFIED PATTERN RECOGNITION PROBLEM……………………………  259

William Douglas, The University of Southern Mississippi

Rick Niess, The University of Southern Mississippi

Lenny Scardino, The University of Southern Mississippi

Marcin Paprzycki, The University of Southern Mississippi

 

DETECTION OF PLAGIARISM IN COMPUTER PROGRAMMING ASSIGNMENTS..  266

Dulal C. Kar, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

CREATING AN EFFECTIVE SYSTEM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT, SUBMISSION,

AND EVALUATION OF COMPUTER SCIENCE CLASS ASSIGNMENTS……  277

Troy Kammrdiener, University of Louisiana at Monroe

Lon Smith, University of Louisiana at Monroe

 

DEALING WITH TECHNICAL USER SUPPORT CONCERNS…………………………  285

M. “Mike” Asoodeh, Southeastern Louisiana University

Carl W. Steidley, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Fred Guillot, Southeastern Louisiana University


SOFTWARE FREEDOM, OPEN SOFTWARE AND THE UNDERGRADUATE

COMPUTER SCIENCE CURRICULUM……………………………………………  293

John E. Howland, Trinity University

 

MILLSAPS MINOR TRACKING PROGRAM……………………………………………...  302

Vanessa Siegal, Millsaps College

 

AUTOMATED ASSIGNMENT PROCESS FOR EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS……..  309

Heather Simmons, Texas Wesleyan University

Natalie Bickley, Texas Wesleyan University

Lisa Burnell, Texas Wesleyan University

PROBLEM SOLVING USING DrScheme…………………………………………………...  312

Holly Patterson-McNeill, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

 

STUDENT POSTER PRESENTATIONS AT CCSC:SCC 2000…………………………….  312

 

INTERACTIVE JAVA APPLETS FOR TEACHING STATISTICS………………………... 312

“Catherine” Chou-Ha Chao, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Sae Kwang Hwang, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

 

GIS IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION………………………………………………………  312

Osbaldo “O.C.” Cantu Jr., Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

 

WEB-BASED INTEGRATED CONTINGENCY PLANNING……………………………...  313

Joan Q. Huang, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Jianjun “Jeff’ Zhu, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi