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Course Code: WEBD311 Course ID: 2946 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course concentrates on the technical side of the Internet, examining Internet communication and technology, Web browsing, multimedia on the Web, databases and Web search engines, business e-mail and personal information management, Internet services and tools [newsgroups, telnet, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), and instant messaging], Internet security (encryption, authentication, firewalls, malware, virus detection and prevention, spyware, updates and patches), and IT project and project management. Students will need access to a browser. This software is not provided by the course material grant and must be purchased/provided by the student. This course covers the Internet Business Foundations curriculum of the CIW Foundations certification.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|04/27/20 - 10/02/20||10/05/20 - 11/29/20||Fall 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
|05/25/20 - 10/30/20||11/02/20 - 12/27/20||Fall 2020 Session I||8 Week session|
|06/29/20 - 12/04/20||12/07/20 - 01/31/21||Fall 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|07/27/20 - 01/01/21||01/04/21 - 02/28/21||Winter 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|08/31/20 - 01/29/21||02/01/21 - 03/28/21||Winter 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|09/28/20 - 02/26/21||03/01/21 - 04/25/21||Winter 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
Upon completion of this course of study, the student will be able to:
• Explain various Internet tools and technologies used on the Internet
• Summarize the functionality of web browser software, Web search engines, Web directories, and Web metasearch to navigate the Web
• Describe the features, functions, and settings of e-mail, plug-ins, and other multimedia resources
• Explain web searching techniques
• Analyze Internet security concerns
• Explain project management schedule and phases
• Apply various Internet tools and technologies used on the Internet
Readings, Assignments and Classroom Contact Requirements
Students are expected to maintain routine contact with the instructor throughout the course. While the number of contacts may vary according to the specific course and individual student need, the University requires periodic weekly contacts during the semester. The method of discussion will be on-line related to issues concerning assignments, exams, and research papers.
All work submitted must be original work. Incidents of academic dishonesty will result in you failing the assignment, and repeat incidents will result in failing the course. I check assignment regularly for incidents of academic dishonesty. Please read and understand the University policy on academic dishonesty. You must credit your sources and provide the appropriate references on your assignments.
Standards for Written Work
Written communications is an essential tool for any professional. As with any skill, good writing is the result of practice, followed by feedback, and the use of relevant and appropriate sources. Therefore, the quality of writing is graded as part of every written assignment. Below are the grading criteria for each written assignment in this class.
Course Requirements Summary
The Forum assignments for this course are designed to promote interactivity among students and enhance the online learning process. The Forums provide maximum flexibility because you do not have to be online at the same time as another person and you can read what other students have written.
Please keep in mind that the forum assignments require you to make at least 1 post to the discussion board of at least 250 words about the topic and also respond to 2 or more peer posts, with at least 150 words per peer post. Please be advised that there will be point deductions if you do not comply with the requirements of the assignment. To get the maximum value from this class, I would encourage you to go over and above the required minimum number of responses to posts. Each one of you will have a different and unique experience that we can all learn from. Your participation in the Forums unleashes the power of synergy into our classroom. To facilitate this interaction, please be prompt when posting your discussion board work for each week; this provides time for the others to actively engage in the dialogue. For practical reasons, when you respond to other learners’ posts, please start your response by referencing their name. I will read and grade your participation by reading the discussion board. I hope this is a great learning experience in this class. Be sure to include correctly cited sources for each initial response to the weekly Forum assignments, using APA format. This is required and will count toward your Forum grade.
The Forum Introduction Exercise will not be graded but will consist of student peer interaction using the classroom Discussion Board. Please view the Discussion Board area of the classroom to write and post a paragraph introducing yourself to me and the other students in the course. Include your background, your objectives for taking the course, and anything else you would like to share with the group. Take this chance to respond to your fellow students to get to know each other as well. I hope we can know each other a little better and I can address your needs as we work through this course together.
The research paper will require students to submit 8-10 double-spaced, typed pages regarding a topic identified in the textbook or another topic relative to this course. The rubric used to grade the research papers will be found in the Week 5 and 7 Assignments area of the course, as well as attached below. It is important that you follow APA formatting guidelines and site your references throughout your paper and at the end of the paper. Upon completion, upload your research paper to the Assignments area of the classroom.
|Week 1 Forum||5.00 %|
|Week 2 Forum||5.00 %|
|Week 3 Forum||5.00 %|
|Week 4 Forum||5.00 %|
|Week 6 Forum||5.00 %|
|Week 8 Forum||5.00 %|
|WK1 Research Paper Proposal||10.00 %|
|WK2 Research Paper Outline||10.00 %|
|Research Paper - Rough Draft||15.00 %|
|WK5 Research Paper - Rough Draft||15.00 %|
|Research Paper - Final Draft||25.00 %|
|WK7 Research Paper - Final Draft||25.00 %|
|Research Paper - Blog||10.00 %|
|WK8 Research Paper - Blog||10.00 %|
|Book Title:||Students must have access to the required software. APUS does not supply this software. The listing can be found at https://apus.libguides.com/c.php?g=241438&p=3514444|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
|Book Title:||Internet Business Associate v2.1 Academic Student Guide with Online Practice Exams - E-book provided inside the classroom|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
|Electronic Unit Cost:||$35.00|
Not current for future courses.