Course Description: Introduction to the fundamental
concepts of Internet communication and resources. Topics include strategies
for using the Internet as a research tool, using e-mail for online
tutoring and group discussion, and Web page design for posting classroom
supplements, course syllabus, and links to learning resources.
Classes are held on Tuesdays, Jan. 15 to May 7, from 3:30
to 6:20 p.m. in Computer Room 8 at the High School in Eloy.
Course content and schedule may vary to meet the needs of the
class. Class assignments are separately described.
Topics. Linked Readings and References.
The World Wide Web history and description. Getting
connected. Client/server concepts. Hypertext and hypermedia
concepts. Using browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape
Communicator. Readings: PBS overview of the history of the Internet. Internet
uses, philosophy. Terminology.
||E-mail. Netscape Messenger.
Outlook Express. Advanced e-mail topics. Chat. Newsgroups. Listservers.
the Web. Information Resources. Online education. File Transfer Protocol.
Software on the Web. Downloading.
Multimedia, plug-ins, players, extensions, helpers.
Enhancing browser capabilities.
||QUIZ 1. Creating
a Web page. Introduction
to Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). HTML 4.01 Specification. Development
tools and HTML editors. Using Netscape Composer.
characters. Document formatting. Hypertext links. Content
||Web Site Design.
Analyzing Web sites. Design
basics. Planning Hypermedia Presentations. Storyboarding.
and graphics. Graphic file formats. Creating graphics. Using
Image tools. Preparing graphics for the Internet.
ENJOY SPRING BREAK
||QUIZ 2. Creating tables.
Page layout with tables. Creating and using Frames.
Styles. Cascading Style Sheets.
Digitizing media. File format issues. Sound. Video. Virtual Reality.
Web sites. Web site management tools.
Basics. Dynamic content and styles. Dynamic page layout.
|| Final presentations.
More readings will be assigned from the textbooks.
Assignments links will be made available during the course.
Each student will create their own Web site using the skills
taught in the class. On the last day of class students will
present their work to the class.
ASSESSMENT: Grades will be based on completion of assignments, quality
of projects, quizzes and an objective test. Evaluation: The letter
grade you earn in the class will be based upon your scores as follows:
Quizzes 30%, Assignments and Projects 50%, Final Test 20%. All assignments
will be worth a specific number of points. Points may be deducted
for missed due dates. Your total points at the completion of the course
will determine your grade. The scale is as follows: 100 - 86% = A,
86 - 72% = B, 72 - 60% = C, 60 - 50% = D, 50 - 0% = F
MATERIALS: Electronic storage media
(2 3.5" diskettes).
TEXTS: How to Do Everything with the Internet
By Dennis Jones, Osborne/McGraw Hill ISBN 0-07-213028-8 and HTML
4 for the World Wide Web by Elizabeth Castro, Fourth Edition ISBN
ATTENDANCE: Students are expected to attend all class
meetings. Each class builds on previous topics and activities. Three
unexcused absences will reduce your grade 10% and four will result
in being dropped from the course. Any modification in attendance must
be arranged with the instructor in advance, or it will be unexcused.
LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: Class will be a combination
of lab, lecture and hands-on tutorials. You should read the
text before doing the exercises in class. Feel free to help one
another except in testing situations. You are encouraged to ask
questions and participate in the learning process. A creative and
enjoyable environment is a better learning environment. If, for
some reason, you are not enjoying this class bring it to my attention.
The college policy is to provide an educational, employment and
business environment free of unwanted sexual harassment. Violations
of this policy may result in disciplinary action, including suspension
or expulsion. Details of the policy are found in the Student Handbook
and your are responsible for knowing them.
DISABILITIES or SPECIAL NEEDS: If you have a disability,
including a learning disability, please see me after class, during
my scheduled lab time, or e-mail me to discuss any accommodations
you may need.
ACADEMIC ETHICS: I encourage cooperative and collective
learning. However, you are responsible for completing your own work.
Any form of academic dishonesty or its facilitation will be subject
to disciplinary action. Institutional policy specifics are published
in the Student Handbook and your are responsible for knowing them.
COMPUTER USE: You are responsible for knowing the
standards and rules governing computer use on the campus. Violation
of the Standards may result in your account termination and disciplinary
You are responsible for checking this page online for
possible weekly changes in the class schedule and linked readings.
If any other adjustments must be made to this syllabus, the changes
will be provided in writing.