ICT 095: SKILLS FOR ONLINE LEARNING



NORTHLAND PIONEER COLLEGE COURSE OUTLINE



Course prefix and number: ICT 095

Course Title: Skills For Online Learning

Implementation Date: Summer 2012

Credit Hours: .5

Lecture Hours: .25

Lab Hours: .25 (online)

Contact Hours: 8

Load Factor: .666

Check all that apply: New [ x ] Revision [ ] Elective [ ] Transfer [ ]
Vocational [ ] Required [ x] Experimental [ ]

If course for transfer, list university name and equivalent course number: n/a

If course required, in what program(s): Online students not passing the opt-out testing

Catalog Course Description: (Limit to 50 words)

Examination and practice of rudimentary skills necessary to successful online learning.

Prerequisite(s): None

TEXTBOOK: None initially, though this may change. A custom reader/workbook is likely.

MODE OF INSTRUCTION:

Instructional Methods: Methods for Assessment of Learning:
( ) Individualized ( ) Written exams
( ) Textbook reading ( ) Research paper
( x ) Traditional classroom ( ) Oral presentations
( x ) Internet class ( x ) Portfolio
( ) Research paper ( x ) Demonstration of skills
( ) Oral papers ( ) Other:
( ) Laboratory
( ) Other:

Maximum recommended enrollment: 14-16
Why: Everyone will need a computer, and that’s the capacity of most labs.

EXPLANATION OF LITERACY AND CRITICAL INQUIRY LEARNING COMPONENTS OF THIS COURSE (if requirements apply):

Literacy per se is not the focus of the course, but basic computer literacy is the whole point.

EXPLANATION OF RACIAL/ETHNIC GENDER AWARENESS LEARNING COMPONENTS OF THIS COURSE (if requirements apply): n/a

EXPLANATION OF SUSTAINABILITY AWARENESS LEARNING COMPONENTS OF THIS COURSE (Sustainability is meeting the needs of present generations while not compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs)
Yes ( ) No ( x )
If yes, please explain:

COURSE OUTCOMES (Must be stated in measurable terms)
As a result of successfully completing this course, the student will be able to:

1) Navigate the major parts of an operating system GUI.
2) Create and save files in a selection of common formats.
3) Store, back up, and retrieve files.
4) Understand and use simple word processing.
5) Find, evaluate, navigate, and log into sites on the WWW using a browser.
6) Create usernames and passwords.
7) Create/manipulate screen shots and embed them into documents.
8) Understand and use simple principles of accessibility.
9) Understand and use search engine technology.
10) Define and use a URL.
11) Perform basic email operations, including attachments.
12) Communicate with others electronically.

TOPICS
The following topics will be included to meet course outcomes:

1) Browsers, URLs, site credentials, and the WWW.
2) File systems navigation: the desktop and beyond.
3) Simple word processing.
4) Selected intermediate word processing (screen shots).
5) Accessibility in everyday computing.
6) Basic and intermediate-level use of search engines.
7) Email and attachments.


Proposed by:
John Chapin
Date:
11/27/2011
Division Dean approval:

Date:

Instructional Council approval

Date:

Vice President for Learning:

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