House Bill 2504 Fall 2011 Course Syllabus ITSC-1371-30 - Introduction to Computers for On-Line
Fall 2011 Course Syllabus
ITSC-1371-30 - Introduction to Computers for On-Line
|Instructor||Cammack, Nancy Lynn|
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|Course Description||Overview of the skills and knowledge needed to facilitate learning through on-line instructional delivery systems. Includes introduction to word processing and presentation software to produce documents, to the internet to locate and transfer information, and use of learning management systems. Basic research principles and interpretation of professional literature are addressed.|
American Psychological Association (2009). Concise rules of APA style (6th Ed.). Washington, D.C. ISBN: 978-1-4338-0560-8
Paradigm Publishing (2011). Computers: Understanding Technology (Brief Edition). St. Paul, MN ISBN: 978-0-76383-731-0
Course Technology (2012). Microsoft Word 2010 for Medical Professionals. Boston, MA ISBN: 978-0-538-74947-3
|Attendance Policy||None -- online only.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Daily Assignments and Chapter Reviews (25%)
Online Discussions (10%)
Unit Quizzes and Exams (65%)
|Final Exam Date||October 21, 2011 - 5:00 PM|
Module One--Syllabus review; Epic/WebCT review; Scanning; Chapter 1 of Computer Technology text; Windows tutorials
Module Two--PowerPoint 2010; Chapter 2 and Chapter 4 of Computer Technology text
Module Three--Word 2010; Chapter 3 and Chapter 5 of Computer Technology text; Windows tutorial
Module Four--Internet research; online databases; Internet tutorials; Use of Gates Library research sources
Module Five--Research techniques; writing research paper using APA guidelines
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
September 20--Discussion board participation; Syllabus quiz; Knowledge Check for Chapter 1 -- all DUE
September 21--Epic // Scanning Assignment Sheet DUE
September 22--Windows Tutorials Assignment Sheet DUE
September 23--Exam One (Windows and Chapter 1) DUE by midnight
September 27--Knowledge Check for Chapter 2 and Chapter 4 DUE
September 29--PowerPoint Assignment DUE
September 30--Exam Two (Chapters 2 and 4) DUE by midnight
MORE TO BE POSTED DURING 5-WEEK COURSE PERIOD
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Practices within the legal, ethical and regulatory standards for the professional nurse.
2. Uses a systematic problem-solving process to provide individualized, evidence-based nursing care and coordinate care for a limited number of patients who have complex needs in various health care settings.
3. Employs an approach to nursing practice that promotes safety for patients, significant others, self, and members of the healthcare team.
4. Collaborates with members of the interdisciplinary health care team to provide optimum, evidence-based, and safe care to patients.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Identify word processing terminology and concepts
2. Create, format and edit technical documents, inclusive of
business/office documents, forms, tables, and research papers
3. Use simple computer tools and utilities using a Windows
operating systems, inclusive of file and folder management
4. Design simple presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint as well
as how to view and utilize features of existing presentations
as presented through an online course
5. Scan and print documents
6. Communicate using email through the mail feature of an online
learning management system (in this course, Epic) as well as
through campus email (for this course, MyLamarPA)
7. Identify research strategies and procure credible information
relevant to current and emerging issues in nursing through
research tools, inclusive of Internet searches and online
databases made available by the campus library
8. Use APA format for citing research in some technical documents
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
Assignments and Chapter Reviews: The student is responsible for self-directed learning and must be an active, continual learner. Students are responsible for all information outlined in the course syllabus. The student is expected to attend course activities, read assignments, complete work assignments, answer objectives, use the library, seek appropriate learning experiences, give reports, and complete other learning assignments and activities in pursuit of the program’s aims and objectives of the individual units of study. As a self-reliant, autonomous, and independent learner, the student will interact appropriately with faculty and peers to avoid miscommunication or disruption of the educational environment.
If you should have a question regarding how to complete a computer activity or any assignment, you are encouraged to post questions on the discussion board or send it by e-mail. Students may answer questions posted regarding how to complete an assignment activity if you are sure you know the answer.
Save copies of all your work! Create a folder on your computer that is specifically for this course. As you create a new document for each assignment, save it in your course folder, and then submit it by the due date.
Individual Discussion Postings: Discussion among and between classmates is a major component of this course. At points in this course, you will be asked to respond to a topic of discussion prompted by the instructor. Your response should consist of complete sentences and should meet the requirements listed in each discussion assignment instructions. Additionally, you are required to post thoughtful and scholarly responses to other student postings when directed.
Unit Quizzes and Exams: You will complete at least five electronic exams during the course (basic computer terminology and concepts (Computers: Understanding Technology), Windows 7, Internet Explorer (inclusive of research, use of online databases through Gates Library, and use of email), Word 2010 and PowerPoint 2010).
You will also complete two application exams (Word and PowerPoint). All exams are worth 100 points. The due dates for completion of the exams are listed in the module. Electronic exams are multiple choice, short answer, select all that apply, and true/false. No essay questions are included. Questions for the exams will be randomly selected so no two students have the same test. Each test item is of equal weight, so no student has an easier or more difficult test to take.
Due to the 5-week format of this course,there are no test retakes available.
NOTE: All exams and quizzes are made available through WebCT and not Epic.
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statue that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 210D, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to
attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching
and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.
If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.
What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot
divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.
Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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