Course Title: Access the Internet

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: COSC5243C

Course Title: Access the Internet

School: 345T Creative Media

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4171 - Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing

Course Contact : Brendan Lee

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4368

Course Contact Email:Brendan.lee@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Arthur Clover
Telephone: 9925 4269
Email: a.clover@rmit.edu.au

Don Porter
Mobile: 041 850 4004
Email: don.porter@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 10

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Co-requisite:
COSC5244C Design and Develop Text Documents

Course Description

The competency COSC5243C Access the Internet is taught alongside the competency COSC5244C Design and Develop Text Documents.
Together, these competencies form the course Computer Skills for Writers. In this course you are introduced to the Macintosh computer; the Microsoft Word word processing program, online editing techniques and the website design program Dreamweaver.
This course will increase your ability to create and format professional-looking documents. It will also give you the skills to set up your own blog and create your own website.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICPMM63BA Access the Internet

Element:

Identify and use local resources

Performance Criteria:

               

Element:

Identify and use remote resources

Performance Criteria:

              


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will be able to access the internet to create websites and a blog. You will also be able to create and edit a variety of text documents designed for online and printing.


Details of Learning Activities

Students will learn through lectures, demonstrations and practical workshops. The following topics will be covered using Dreamweaver:

  • Introduction to Dreamweaver
  • Creating images for the web
  • Anchors and their use
  • Intro to Framesets
  • Framesets, Tables and anchoring
  • Working on Major Assessment Item.


Teaching Schedule

This competency is taught with the competency Design and Develop Text Documents.as the course Computer Skills for Writers and Editors.  This part of the course explores the program, the design process and writing in a web context. 




Week 1Introduction
Outline of course structure and elements
Introduce Microsoft Word as word processing tool and Dreamweaver as a web design tool

•    Health and safety in the lab
•    First class activity
•    Student commitment to attend OH&S forum
•    Saving and printing procedures in lab 4.017
ELEMENTS
BSBADM304A
- Using safe work practices

ICPMM63BA
- Identify and use local resources
Week 2Microsoft Word
General set–up, windows, tool boxes, palettes, type and illustration insertion, publication requirements
Basic formatting, type selection/changing, introduction of sectional column placement
Page layout, saving, printing

Assessment 1
•    Personal curriculum vitae
•    Application for position letter
BSBADM304A
- Establish parameters for text document design and structure
- Using safe work practices


ICPMM63BA
- Identify and use remote resources
Week 3Microsoft Word
Introduction to tables and manipulating them

Assessment 2
•    Reproduce table (supplied) (type/illustration/clip art or file - layouts)

BSBADM304A
- Produce text documents

ICPMM63BA
- Identify and use local resources

Week 4Microsoft Word
Introduction to tables and manipulating them

Assessment 2
•    Reproduce table (supplied) (type/illustration/clip art or file - layouts)
BSBADM304A
- Produce text documents

ICPMM63BA
- Identify and use local resources

Week 5
Microsoft Word
Introduction to tabs and tab leaders (Various)

Assessment 4
Formatting a page for tabs
Changing tab requirements within a document
BSBADM304A
- Produce text documents
- Using safe work practices
Week 6Microsoft Word
Mail merging

Assessment 5
Preparation of a mail list and letter. Using Word’s mail merge function



BSBADM304A
- Produce text documents
- Using safe work practices

ICPMM63BA
- Identify and use local resources
Week 7Microsoft Word  – Introduction to Editing

Assessment 6 (Various)
On screen editing original text supplied. using – find/replace - comment function etc

Also

Using Word as an editing tool
•    Style sheets and macro’s, spell check,
•    Headers and footers,
•    Footnotes,
•    Using comments and the highlighting function.
•    Finding and changing
•    Use of the Outlining function
•    Creating and editing styles
•    Use of the Track Changes function
•    Use and implementation of the macro function


BSBADM304A
-  Design text documents
- Producing text documents

ICPMM63BA
- Identify and use remote resources


Week 8

Introduction to Dreamweaver
General set–up, windows, tool boxes, Palettes, Properties Bar
Format tool
How to design for the web
Creating links – within page
Creating links – on another page

Assessment 1 –
Linking in Dreamweaver
•    Students will create a personalised website for themselves and their written work.
•    The student’s site will consist of at least two pages:
•    a home page, consisting of a photograph of the student, and personal details;
•    a history page, consisting of a synopsis of a written production with appropriate graphics/illustrations.
      All pages will have links to & from each     other.

BSBADM304A
- Establish parameters for text document design and structure
- Using safe work practices



ICPMM63BA
- Identify and use local resources
- Identify and use remote resources
Week 9Dreamweaver
Tables

Assessment item 2 – Anchors
•    Anchoring procedures in Dreamweaver.
•    Previous text can be used in this assessment.
•    Using tables to design
ICPMM63BA
- Identify and use local resources
- Identify and use remote resources
Week 10Dreamweaver

Assessment item 3 Anchors continued –
Anchors text and graphic
•    Anchoring procedures in Dreamweaver.
•    Previous text can be used in this assessment.
•    Using tables to design
ICPMM63BA

- Identify and use local resources
- Identify and use remote resources

BSBADM304A
- Design text documents
 Week 11 Dreamweaver
Creating a frameset
Navigation within a frameset
Anchoring procedures in a frameset
Targeted links within a frameset

Assessment item 4 – Framesets
•    Creation of 4 linked pages to showcase and review an artist or author.
•    The website should open with a ‘splash page’, from which the visitor may navigate through to the main page. The main page will utilize framesets and target functions, to other page locations, which allows for smooth and accurate information finding.
•    Including
•    Photographs, page links, anchor links,
•    Frameset with navigation
ICPMM63BA
- Identify and use local resources
- Identify and use remote resources

BSBADM304A
- Using safe work practices
 
 Weeks 11 to 17 Dreamweaver

Assessment item 4 and 5
 – Major Assessment Item
•    Produce a personalised web page using a minimum of 4 pages,
•    Original copy, photographs, page links, anchor links,
•    Frameset with navigation/ and buttons
BSBADM304A
- Produce text documents
- Using safe work practices
ICPMM63BA
- Identify and use local resources
- Identify and use remote resources
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students will receive additional handouts in class and use the website on Blackboard.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in series of practical exercises and projects designed to show competency in creating and editing text documents, and using the Internet to create web pages.


Assessment Tasks

Below are the assessment tasks for the class ’Computer Skills for Writers and Editors’. Competencies =  Design and Develop Text Documents and  ’Access to the Internet’

All assessment items for this class are due on 19th June.
Computer Skills for Writers assessments - with % loading for 2009

MICROSOFT WORD ASSESSMENTS (30%)
Assessment 1 Curriculum Vitae and Application letter  Percentage weight:    2%

Assessment 2 Reproducing a Table  Percentage weight:    2%

Assessment 3 Formatting Text  Percentage weight:    2%

Assessment 4 Reproducing Tabs and Tab leaders  Percentage weight:    4%

Assessment 5 Preparation of Mail List and Merge Document  Percentage weight:    2%

Assessment 6 (Various) Edited digital copy – (Radio Caroline – Mods)
(Find & Change) (Macros) (Outlining) (Style Sheets)   Percentage weight:    18%


DREAMWEAVER ASSESSMENT ITEMS
Assessment item 1
Linking in Dreamweaver
Students will create a personalised website for themselves and their written work. For their website, students will produce all copy, source all images and create a basic design layout for a web page.
Percentage weight: 5%

Assessment item 2
Anchors
Anchoring procedures in Dreamweaver.
Percentage weight: 10%

Assessment 3
Anchors & Linking.
Looking at more features of the anchoring and linking options   
Percentage weight: 15%

Assessment item 4
Framesets
Using basic framesets as a design and access option
Percentage weight:  (combines with assessment item  5)

Assessment item 4 & 5
Frameset & Major Assessment Item
Produce a personalised web page using a minimum of 4 pages.
Percentage weight: 40%

DREAMWEAVER ASSESSMENTS = 70%


Late submission

If you are unable to complete your assessment project, assignment or essay by the due date, you can apply for an extension. If you are seeking an extension of up to 7 calendar days, please apply to your teacher who will let you know whether your request has been granted. Application for Extension forms are available from the Distributed Learning System (DLS) or from the Creative Media Office. The application must be submitted by email or in person, before the official due date together with supporting evidence such as a medical certificate.

If you are seeking an extension of longer than 7 calendar days, or if you are seeking an extension for a test or lab-based assessment, you will need to apply to the University for Special Consideration.

If you submit late work without an approved extension, 5% of the total marks for that piece of assessment will be deducted each week (or part of a week) it is late.


Assessment Matrix

Not applicable

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