Course Title: Use, communicate and search securely on the internet

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: OFFC5297C

Course Title: Use, communicate and search securely on the internet

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3305 - Certificate III in Science

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4309

Course Contact Email: namrita.kaul@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jaishree Ravindran - Teacher
Email Jaishree.Ravindran@rmit.edu.au
 

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to connect to the internet, securely send and receive emails, search the internet using web browsers and interact securely and in a socially responsible manner with a range of different internet sites.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICAICT103A Use, communicate and search securely on the internet

Element:

1. Connect to and access the internet

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Connect to the internet through the existing internet connection and confirm functionality
1.2 Open an internet browser and set a home page of personal choice by setting internet options
1.3 Ensure internet browser software security
1.4 Adjust the display of the internet browser to suit personal requirements
1.5 Modify toolbar to meet user and internet browser needs
1.6 Access a particular website, note privacy and other conditions of use and retrieve data
1.7 Use socially responsible behaviour when sharing information on the internet
1.8 Enter uniform resource locator (URL) in address line of internet browser
 

Element:

2. Use email for communications

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Open email application package, create new email message and add addressees
2.2 Compose the text of an email message according to organisational guidelines and spell check and edit text as required
2.3 Create and add an automatic signature for the user
2.4 Attach files to the email message where required
2.5 Determine and set a priority and send the email message
2.6 Reply to and forward a received message using available features
2.7 Open and save an attachment to the relevant folder
2.8 Search for, sort and save email message using available settings
2.9 Adjust email accounts to restrict and quarantine possible email security problems
2.10 Print an email message as required
 

Element:

3. Search the internet

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Review organisational guidelines on internet access
3.2 Open an internet application and locate and access a search engine on the internet and define search expressions based on the data required
3.3 Enter appropriate key words into the search engine to locate the desired information
3.4 Refine a search depending on outcomes of the original search
3.5 Save search expression results and present them in a report according to the information requirements
3.6 Create a bookmark within the internet browser or a link for the required web page for the key results
3.7 Save the key results in a bookmark folder
3.8 Modify the internet browser options for printing and print a web page
3.9 Close the internet browser
 

Element:

4. Access and use consumer-specific sites on the internet

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify, access and review information-specific sites to gain consumer information
4.2 Identify and use internet application sites to lodge details and gain access and information
4.3 Access and use online forms on the internet
 

Element:

5. Undertake online transactions

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Access an online transaction site
5.2 Ensure security of transaction site
5.3 Enter required information into fields on merchant’s website
5.4 Ensure that pop-up dialog boxes, prompts or feedback mechanisms are completed
5.5 Enter, check and make changes to preferred transaction options
5.6 Complete online transaction
5.7 Record and archive receipts according to business processes
5.8 Close down and leave transaction process
 

Element:

6. Conduct an advanced search

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Use search tools and advanced search features
6.2 Use Boolean search techniques when required to enhance the search
6.3 Use multiple or meta-search tools with a range of key words
6.4 Use search engines particular to a field of knowledge to refine the outcome
6.5 Access related virtual community sites and newsgroups and note their objectives and operational arrangements
6.6 Conduct a search with domain names to refine the search
 

Element:

7. Use information that has been located

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Cross-reference information found by using several websites to determine accuracy of information obtained
7.2 Check date that website was last updated or properties of website to determine currency of information
7.3 Determine website authority by looking at copyright statements, privacy statements and organisational information
7.4 Save and print information found in different file forms
 


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

  • Class Activities - handouts, articles, worksheets, discussions
  • Videos
  • Presentations and Demonstrations
  • Workshops
     


Teaching Schedule

Teaching Schedule
SessionDateContentActivities
 112 Feb IntroductionClass activities
 219 Feb Online researchClass activities
 326 Feb Advanced searchClass activities
 405 March Internet optionsClass activities
 512 March Evaluating information on the internetAssignment 1 DUE
 619 March Web browsers and search enginesClass activities
 726 March Communicating on the netClass activities
 802 April No class - Easter break No class
 809 April Communicating on the net continuedClass activities
 916 April Social mediaAssignment 2 DUE
 1023 April Consumer sitesClass activities 
 1130 April Online transactionsClass activities
 1207 May

 Printing and saving

Class activities 
 1314 May  Career WorkshopClass activities
 1421 May TroubleshootingClass activities
 1528 May Presentation in classAssignment 3 DUE
 1604 June Presentation in class continuedClass activities and conclusion
 1711 June Last class - conclusion 

IMPORTANT NOTE
The sessions are only a guideline and are subject to change. All updates on assessments, assignments, and class resources will be notified in class and/or Blackboard.
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Buckley & Clark, The Rough Guide to the Internet, 2008 Edn., Rough Guides ,
ISBN: 978 184353 550 The Internet for Dummies, (Austn. Edn.) IDG Books Australia Publishing Corp. P/L,
ISBN: 1 74031 000 4 The Internet for Dummies, IDG Books Worldwide Ind. ISBN: 1 56884 620 7 WPICA133A Send & Retrieve Information over the Internet, Watsonia Publishing,
ISBN 1 74007 473 4 Preston Gralla, How the Internet Works, 8e, Pearson Education, Australia,
ISBN 9 780789736260, 2006. Access The Internet (ICPMM63BA),Pearson Education, Australia, ISBN: 9 780864585134, 2005


Other Resources

Database - Lynda.com via RMIT website


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will consist of:

  • Class Activities
  • Assginments 


Assessment Tasks

The Assessments include the following:

  1. 3 Assignments
  2. Class activities to be completed in class

Assignment 1 - due on 12 March
Assignment 2 - due on 16 April
Assignment 3 - due on 28 May
 

Assessment Tasks
Assessment Summary is outlined below

Formative assessments: ongoing observations, workshops, and class activities of student work

Assessments will take place throughout the course.
Your work is assessed on a satisfactory (S)/not yet satisfactory (NYS) basis.

The assignment will be completed both in and out of class.
All class activities will be completed in class during class times.


Assessment Matrix

 


Other Information

Face to face = 17 sessions x 2 hours per session = 34 hours

Outside activities for Assignments and preparations = 16 hours

Important Assessment information

Extension of time for submission of assessable work - A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available on the web http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf ) at least the day before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Bdg 51.
Students requiring longer extensions must apply for Special Consideration (form available on the Web). For missed assessments such as exams- you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged at the HUB or online with supporting evidence (eg medical certificate), prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination.
Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected
If you miss an assessment task due to unavoidable circumstances, you need to follow the procedure of special consideration and apply within the allowed time frame.

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