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  • Hello and Welcome to Word! This is your first eLecture. I hope you like it. You may ask why not use videos. Well they are a pain and a lot of work. In order to be compliance, we have to make them ADA compliance and then make them so they will work in Blackboard without taking space! (Videos and sound take space). I am using PowerPoint 2007 (on Windows) and 2008 (on Macintosh) and make my presentations and notes. I then use LecShare (http://www.lecshare.com) and produce online materials with my presentation and notes. I hope you like it and much as I like using both. I love PowerPoint and YES…I LOVE Macintosh! Anyway, welcome. Let’s get started.
  • E Lecture1 Welcome Word

    1. 1. CIS A131 Professor Eric Wilson, MS Ed Welcome to Word -Module 1: The Orientation -
    2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Understand what this class is about </li></ul><ul><li>Meet your facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>How to use your materials </li></ul><ul><li>What is the Distance Education </li></ul><ul><li>Setting Up Your Computer for Distance Education </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Technical Support </li></ul><ul><li>Using Some Features in Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>What to be done in the next 8weeks </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is this class? <ul><li>CIS A131 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We will use Word 2007 Windows/2008 Macintosh </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CRNs: 31834 </li></ul><ul><li>Meet Online Only Using Blackboard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can meet in person if needed – time is limited </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Your Nutty Professor <ul><li>Your facilitator is Eric Wilson, MS Ed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full-Time Technology Trainer at OCC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part-time Faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OCC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>University of Phoenix </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blackboard Certified Trainer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Member of @One Trainer Bureau </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 25 years of Computer Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows and Macintosh </li></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Text Book GO! With Microsoft Word 2007 (Required) By Shelley Gaskin Pearson/Prenhall ISBN: 0132327406 Comes with Student Resource DVD NOTE: Since time is limited and this is a special bundle, please purchase at OCC Bookstore…do not purchase elsewhere. There is a copy of the text in the Computer Center since they have Office 2007 installed as well…
    6. 6. What is Distance Education? <ul><li>Distance Education (DE) is a means of learning online or away, off campus. </li></ul><ul><li>OCC has a variety of courses online </li></ul><ul><li>OCC’s primary and only supported system is Blackboard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very easy to use and user-friendly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It may or may not be for you… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only way to find out is to try it a few times </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Setting Up Your Computer for DE <ul><li>Since we use Backboard, your computer needs to be set up properly to connect and use our system </li></ul><ul><li>The most important items are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Disable ALL block stoppers – including those in the tool bars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>i.e., Yahoo, MSN, AOL toolbars </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower or disable firewall security software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If you are on a network at home, your router has firewall….you do NOT need the firewall software on your computer at all </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enable Java – Blackboard is Java driven </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Tech Support <ul><li>Even though you can ask your colleagues for help as well as me, you do have 24-hours Tech Support available. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember that tech support is only for technical issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anything to do with contents, assignments or grades are not handled by Technical Support…those you go to your faculty </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. The course in a nutshell <ul><li>In this course you will learn what is Word and how to present with this program. </li></ul><ul><li>Course Description </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Designed to improve document processing skills using Microsoft Word. Topics cover preparing documents, formatting and managing documents, and enhancing documents. Prepares students with the skills required to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification exam. This course may also be offered online. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. ADVISORY: Computer Information Systems A090 or keyboarding speed of at least 30 wpm. Transfer Credit: CSU. </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Important Dates <ul><li>Last day to drop with a refund – 2/5/2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Last day to drop without a “W” – 2/18/2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Last day to drop with a “W” – 3/16/2009 </li></ul><ul><li>After 1 st week of class it is your responsibility to drop class or you get a F as final grade </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Please communicate with me FIRST </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reinstatement is difficult </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Typical Course Week <ul><li>Starts – Monday @ 8:30 AM </li></ul><ul><li>Ends – Sunday @ 11:30 PM </li></ul><ul><li>Since this is a 8 weeks class, it is best to stay on top of your assignments and due dates. </li></ul><ul><li>To keep things easier for you, I placed a link of my own calendar for the class in Web Links. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Any changes will be updated in this calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do not save for 1 night </li></ul>
    12. 12. Stuff to do <ul><li>Text book is easy to use and follow… </li></ul><ul><li>I recommend </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read my eLectures (Like this one) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch the Microsoft WBT (Web Based Training-FREE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read and complete the lesson as listed in syllabus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete the Word Matching Quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete the Content Based Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in the Word Cafe </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Before you know, this class will be done! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BUT A LOT OF FUN!!! </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Word Cafe <ul><li>Word Café helps enhance the learning experience </li></ul><ul><li>Online Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Post or respond to the topic of the week </li></ul><ul><li>Reply to 3 or more of your colleagues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is not an option </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Counts as Participation AND Attendance </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Remember <ul><li>Lots to learn in very little time!!! </li></ul><ul><li>If you follow Eric’s Three Permissions…you can make it! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Permission to learn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permission to make mistakes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permission to lower perfectionism </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rely on each other… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is a learning community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best teachers are you, yourself , and your peers </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. What’s Next? <ul><li>View the Blackboard Orientation for this Course </li></ul><ul><li>Sign the Learner’s Contract found in Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Review the syllabus and note the assignments and deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Begin with Chapter 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun!!!! </li></ul>

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