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CST-356-90, Internet Communication

INSTRUCTOR: Staff

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: Online, 09/04/2012-12/11/2012

SCHEDULE:

Class is online at learn.ndm.edu. There will be weekly readings, discussions, and assignments. Students must have access to the Internet to participate in this class.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course will examine the advantages and challenges of the Internet for business communication. The uses of the Internet, Intranet and Extranet as business tools will be explored.

Required Text: Web 2.0 Concepts and Applications, Shelly/Frydenberg, Course Technology/Cengage.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Describe purpose and audience for Internet, Intranet, Extranet systems
  • Define information management with respect to businesses, organizations, communities
  • Analyze the value creation of electronic communication technologies
  • Chart the management of the extended and virtual data systems
  • Effectively use human-computer interaction concepts for net communications
  • Outline measures to ensure privacy and security

METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:

  • Online discussion
  • Student research
  • Projects/Assignments/Tests

ASSIGNMENTS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Research - 20%
Discussion - 20%
Projects - 30%

Tests/Quizzes - 30%

REQUIRED ACCESS:

Students must have Internet access, either from home or by using the college computer labs.

ATTENDANCE POLICY:

Students are expected to participate in online class discussion and activities. 

ASSIGNMENTS:

Research Papers:

Research papers with at least 2 references from reliable computer journals and web resources (educational institutions, government reports, and computer journals.)

Online Discussion:
Students will participate in a weekly online discussion. Each student is required to: read chapter material, answer online questions, post a thoughtful question or comment on Blackboard.ndm.edu, and respond to at least 2 posted questions/comments, citing readings.  Each post should be 75-100 words.  Initial post should be by Wednesday of each week.  Each post should be on different days. 

Projects:

Weekly projects will be assigned, and submitted to learn.ndm.edu

Tests/Quizzes

Tests/Quizzes will be assigned and given on the class material during the semester.