Visual Course Syllabus Images courtesy of Microsoft Clipart Introduction to Digital Literacy
Course Logistics Course Title:Introduction to Digital Literacy Course Meeting/Location:Blackboard Course Management System Dates:August 21, 2012-December 19, 2012 Course Time:See due dates for assignmentsImage courtesy of Microsoft Clipart
Course Logistics Instructor Information:Beashua Spearman, B.A. Phone: (555) 555-0055 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, History (B.A.) Master of Education, Educational Technology(anticipated Fall 2012) Image courtesy of Beashua Spearman
COURSE LOGISTICSInstructor Information:Beashua Spearman, B.A. My Personal Interests: Apart from my academic interests, I enjoy cooking, volunteering, and spending time with my husband and our spoiled German Shepherd, Eboni. Image courtesy of MS
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: NoneRequired Materials: Textbook- Simplified Computers 7th ed by Paul McFedries, Wiley Publishing, Inc. Image courtesy of Amazon.com
Course Description Hardware Minimum Requirements: Computer processor (CPU) 1 GHz frequency or above Your computer should display 256 colors High Speed Internet Connection 10 GB hard disk drive 512 MB Memory (RAM) CD-ROM Drive or DVD-ROM Sound Card w/Speakers Microphone Image courtesy of Microsoft Clipart
Course DescriptionSoftware Minimum Requirements: Word Processing Software: Microsoft Office Word 2007 or higher or Open Office Web Browser: (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome) New version of Adobe Reader Image courtesy of Microsoft Clipart
Course DescriptionCourse Policies: Open to adults 18 and over See class schedule for due dates Books and Supplies are the student’s responsibility Students are required to participate View class schedule for assignment due dates Review the adult education center’s student handbook Image courtesy of Microsoft Clipart
Course DescriptionAttendance: Students must complete 64 total hours Students must complete 22 hours/week Image courtesy of MicrosoftCurriculum: Clipart This class is designed for students that have little to no computer experience. This class will explore basic concepts of the computer. Students will learn computer hardware, and how to use it. They will learn introduction into word processing Using the internet Social networking Email
Course DescriptionCourse Goal: The goal of this course is to educate students in learning how to become proficient in basic computer and internet operations.Course Objectives: Students will differentiate the five different types of computers. Students will summarize three different types of operating systems and how they differ. Students will use Windows 7 to create two folders, rename them, and delete them. Students will use the internet for communication, information, and collaboration. Students will use word processing applications for basic communication. Image courtesy of Microsoft Clipart
Course Activities Introduction:Students will complete introduction assignments and complete them to the discussion board. Blog, Wiki and Discussion Activities: Students will complete various activities to encourage communication and collaboration with their peers. Basic Computer Activities: Students will complete activities using websites such as the BBC Computer Tutor
Course Activities Basic Internet Activities: Students will complete activities using websites such as the BBC Internet Tutor and GCF Learn Free. Email Communication: Students will create an email account and correspond via email. Brief Quizzes: Students will complete short quizzes that will include a review prior to completing the quiz about the course lessons.
Course Grading InformationGrading: There is no grading scale for this class Students are required to complete 64 hoursCertificates: Certificates of completion are issued to students upon completion of 64hours. Please ensure we have your correct mailing address.