Sixth Central Plains, April 7-8, 2000.   

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IS THIS ARTICLE A CREDIBLE SOURCE? THE DILEMMA POSED BY FULL TEXT INDEXING……………………………..     1

Connie Ury, Northwest Missouri State University

Gary Ury, Northwest Missouri State University

 

THE UNIFIED MODELING LANGUAGE AS A PEDAGOGICAL TOOL............................    3

Bruce J. Neubauer, Pittshurg State University

Suzanne Sever, Northwest Arkansas Community College

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE 1 -- IS THIS YOUR FATHER’S OLDSMOBILE………………….   12

Tim DeClue, Southwest Baptist Universi ty

 

SMALL-SCALE ROBOTIC PLATFORMS…………………………………………………..   18

Kenneth R. Vollmar, Southwest Missouri State University

 

COST EFFECTIVE SUPPORT TOOLS FOR MULTIMEDIA DEVELOPMENT…………..   24

Dean Sanders, Northwest Missouri State University

 

LEARNING CONTRACTS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE CLASSES………………………....  28

Carol Collins, Drury University

 

AND (COOPERATIVE) LEARNING FOR ALL!....................................................................   38

Cindy Meyer Hanchey, Oklahoma Baptist University

 

STATE OF THE ART STRATEGIES FOR INTERNET SEARCHING……………………..   45

Frank Baudino, Northwest Missouri State University

Patricia MeFarland, Northwest Missouri State University

 

USING COMPUTERS: PREPARING STUDENTS FOR THE FUTURE…………………...   48

Kim Todd, Northwest Missouri State University

 

A NETWORKING COURSE TO EMPOWER EDUCATORS………………………………   57

Theresa Cullen, Northwest Missouri State University

Phillip Heeler, Northwest Missouri State University

 

TECHNICALLY ORIENTED: USING DIFFERENT FORMS OF TECHNOLOGY TO

ENHANCE A FRESHMAN ORIENTATION COURSE -- A COURSE OVERVIEW  62

Patricia McFarland, Northwest Missouri State University

 

PROGRAMMING EXERCISES THAT TEACH CODE REUSE…………………………….  64

William Mitchell, LSU-Shreveport

 

INFORMATION ETHICS -- INFORMATION SHARING AND THE EFFECT OF MORAL

INTENSITY…………………………………………….………………………………  70

James Harris, Pittsburg State University

Maeve Cummings, Pittsburg State University

Christine Fogliasso, Pittsburg State University

 

FACTORS IN GOOD WEB DESIGN………………………………………………………...   83

Carolyn Johnson, Northwest Missouri State University

 

CREATING AN UNDERGRADUATE COURSE IN PARALLEL COMPUTING USING

PVM……………………………………………………………………………………   85

Chuck Pheatt, Hyung-Sun Choi, Emporia State University

 

MPI: A PARALLEL MESSAGE-PASSING LIBRARY……………………………………...   92

Ahi Farahani, Fort Hays State University

 

ENHANCED COURSE DELIVERY USING THE WEB……………………………………  100

Bijayananda Naik, University of South Dakota

 

IMPLEMENTING A WEB-BASED MASTERS PROGRAM IN COMPUTER

EDUCATION…………………………………………………………………………  108

Dr. Phillip J. Heeler, Northwest Missouri State University

Dr. Roger Von Holzen, Northwest Missouri State University