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Create a Database of Computer Terms

Create a database with one table giving computer terms and acronyms, a definition, and website for additional information. The second table lists important people in computers and what they are famous for. You may create the database in Microsoft Access, Open Office, or Google Base.

You should include at least 30 terms and at least 10 people.

Checklist

  • Has at least 2 tables: 2 point
  • Has at least 3 fields in each table: 2 point
  • Has an appropriate key for each table. 1 point
  • Shows knowledge of field types and size: 1 points
  • The database is well designed and shows knowledge of the databases and database software: 2 points
  • You have included at least 30 terms and at least 10 people. 2 points

Grading Rubric

  Novice Competent Proficient
Tables

Table has errors
0 points

Has just 1 table
1 point

Has at least 2 tables.
2 points

Fields

Has fewer than 2 fields or fields are wrong type.
0 points

Has at least 2 fields in each table
1 point

Has at least 3 fields in each table
2 points

Keys

There are no keys .
0 points

There are no keys or they are not correct.
0 point

Has an appropriate key for each table.
1 point

Types

More than one field is the wrong type or size.
0 points

More than one field is the wrong type or size.
0 point

Shows knowledge of field types and size.
1 point

Database

There are several errors in the design.
0 points

There are a few errors in the design.
1 point

The database is well designed and shows knowledge of the databases and database software.
2 point

Effort

Your database contains just a couple of records.
0 points

You have included at least 20 terms and at least 5 people.
1 point

You have included at least 30 terms and at least 10 people.
2 points

Throughout the semester you will add terms and people to the database. The completed database should have at least 200 terms and at least 20 people.

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