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Ian! D. Allen



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Photo of Ian! D. Allen by Justin Burr I teach at the Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Use the Biography link on the left for more information. I also give Linux talks at the local Ottawa Canada GNU/Linux User Group (OCLUG).

Algonquin Contact Information 2013-2014

I resume teaching courses on Monday, January 6, 2014. During Winter 2014 I am teaching one first-term course (CST8207) with about 97 students, and two lab periods for a second-term course (CST8177) whose theory sections are taught by Todd Kelley. The list of all my courses is below.

Send me EMail

I've been using EMail since 1976 and Internet since about 1982. The best way to contact me is by my home email idallen@idallen.ca.

Don't use my College email address alleni - mail sent via that address gets mangled when forwarded by Microsoft Exchange/Outlook.

Remember to add my email addresses to your address book and EMail White List so that you receive my replies.

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Academic Requirements

Here are the basic things you must know to get credit in the courses that I teach.

  1. Make sure you are registered in my course. I get your name and EMail address directly from the registration records.
  2. You must have a working Algonquin EMail address. Make sure your Algonquin EMail is correctly forwarded to an EMail account that you read regularly. To learn how to forward your Algonquin Email, visit the Algonquin College ITS support site.
  3. Know how to spell your name the same way as you are registered. On mark-sense forms, the computer matches the name you give me against the name you used when you registered with Algonquin. If you want your marks credited to you, the names must match exactly.
  4. Keep up-to-date with the course Web pages. Read the course Announcements regularly.
  5. Avoid Plagiarism and Academic Fraud.

Course Notes

My courses are Internet-friendly and are not password-protected for reading. You can see the course notes from anywhere in the world that has an Internet connection. The notes will not disappear after the term ends or after you graduate. Select the course number to go to the Home Page for that course.

Course Notes and Home Pages
14w - Winter
January 2014 - April 2014
CST 8207 GNU/Linux I   (Course Evaluation)
CST 8177 (some labs only) GNU/Linux II
13f - Fall
September 2013 - December 2013
CST 8207 GNU/Linux I   (Course Evaluation)
13w - Winter
January 2013 - April 2013
CST 8207 GNU/Linux I   (Course Evaluation)
CST 8177 (some labs only) GNU/Linux II
12f - Fall
September 2012 - December 2012
CST 8207 GNU/Linux I   (Course Evaluation)
12w - Winter
January 2012 - April 2012
CST 8207 GNU/Linux I   (Course Evaluation)
11f - Fall
September 2011 - December 2011
CST 8281 Computer and Internet Fundamentals
CST 8207 (labs only) GNU/Linux I
11w - Winter
January 2011 - April 2011
DAT 2343 Computer Systems Architecture
CST 8281 Computer and Internet Fundamentals
CST 8177 (labs only) Linux Operating System II
(Link goes to Robert Allison course notes.)
10f - Fall
September 2010 - December 2010
DAT 2343 Computer Systems Architecture
CST 8207 (labs only) GNU/Linux I
CST 8201 (labs only) Desktop Operating Systems
10w - Winter
January 2010 - April 2010
CST 8281 Computer and Internet Fundamentals
CST 8207 (labs only) GNU/Linux I
09f - Fall
September 2009 - December 2009
DAT 2343 Computer Systems Architecture
CST 8207 (labs only) GNU/Linux I
08w - Winter
January 2008 - April 2008
CST 8165 Communications and Networking II
CST 8214 Computer Technology Fundamentals
NET 2003 Unix/GNU/Linux Operating Systems
07f - Fall
September 2007 - December 2007
CST 8165 Communications and Networking II
CST 8214 Computer Technology Fundamentals
07w - Winter
January 2007 - April 2007
CST 8165 Communications and Networking II
NET 2003 Unix/GNU/Linux Operating Systems
06f - Fall
September 2006 - December 2006
CST 8165 Communications and Networking II
06w - Winter
January 2006 - April 2006
DAT 2330 Introduction to Operating Systems (Unix/GNU/Linux)
NET 2003 Unix/GNU/Linux Operating Systems
05f - Fall
September 2005 - December 2005
CST 8129 Unix/GNU/Linux Shell Scripting
05w - Winter
January 2005 - April 2005
NET 2003 Unix/GNU/Linux Operating Systems
04f - Fall
September 2004 - December 2004
DAT 2330 Introduction to Operating Systems (Unix/GNU/Linux)
04w - Winter
January 2004 - April 2004
DAT 2330 Introduction to Operating Systems (GNU/Linux & IBM MVS OS/390 JCL)
03f - Fall
September 2003 - December 2003
DAT 2330 Introduction to Operating Systems (GNU/Linux & IBM MVS OS/390 JCL)
03w - Winter
January 2003 - April 2003
DAT 2330 Introduction to Operating Systems (GNU/Linux & IBM MVS OS/390 JCL)
02f - Fall
September 2002 - December 2002
CST 8129 Unix/GNU/Linux Shell Scripting
02w - Winter
January 2002 - April 2002
DAT 2330 Introduction to Operating Systems (GNU/Linux & IBM MVS OS/390 JCL)
01f - Fall
September 2001 - December 2001
DAT 2330 Introduction to Operating Systems (GNU/Linux & IBM MVS OS/390 JCL)
DAT 2343 Computer Architecture
01s - Summer
May 2001 - August 2001
DAT 2330 Introduction to Operating Systems (GNU/Linux & IBM MVS OS/390 JCL)
00f - Fall
September 2000 - December 2000
DAT 2333 Introduction to Operating Systems (Windows 95 & Unix)
DAT 2343 Computer Architecture
00s - Summer
May 2000 - August 2000
DAT 2343 Computer Architecture (Tuesday and Thursday evenings)
00w - Winter
January 2000 - April 2000
DAT 2330 Introduction to Operating Systems (GNU/Linux & IBM MVS OS/390 JCL)
DAT 2343 Computer Architecture
99f - Fall
September 1999 - December 1999
DAT 2333 Introduction to Operating Systems (Windows 95 & Unix)
DAT 2343 Computer Architecture
98f/99w/99s
September 1998 - June 1999
Fast Track Intranet/Internet Programmer Specialist
98w - Winter
January 1998 - April 1998
C Language Programming Resources (circa 1998)
CST 8128 Computer Applications - Microsoft Visual Basic 5
CST 8152 Compilers (C Programming)
CST 8160 6th Term Project
97s - Summer
May 1997 - August 1997
CST 8110 Introduction to Computing
CST 8128 Computer Applications - QuattroPro 6 and dBase 5
CST 8152 Compilers (C Programming)
97w - Winter
January 1997 - April 1997
CST 8110 Introduction to Computing
CST 8152 Compilers (C Programming)

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