Course Title: Access the Internet

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: COSC5243C

Course Title: Access the Internet

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4171 - Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mctafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Mr Arthur Clover
Telephone: 9925 4269
E-mail:  a.clover@rmit.edu.au

Teacher: Mr Matthew Lim
Telephone: 9925 8094
E-mail: matthew.lim@rmit.edu.au



 

 

 

Nominal Hours: 10

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

The unit of competency Access the Internet (ICPMM63BA)  is delivered alongside the unit of competency Design and Develop Text Documents (BSBADM304A) .
Together, these units of competency 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 basic desktop publishing techniques. This course will increase your ability to create, format, edit and distribute professional-looking print and online documents.

Access the Internet (ICPMM63BA) is taught alongside the competency Design and Develop Text Documents (BSBADM304A)


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICPMM63BA Access the Internet

Element:

Element 1     Identify and use local resources

1. Identify installed Internet software applications
2. Demonstrate how Internet software can be used
3. Use of virus scanner on downloaded files
4. Define and correctly use relevant terms such as ISDN, PPP, TCP, and download WWW
5. Identify and explain the internet use
6. Be aware of potential security risks and avoid them

Performance Criteria:

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Element:

Element 2       Identify and use remote resources

1. Search for files and documents using WWW and search engines
2. Browse the WWW to find related sites via links
3. Retrieve files from an FTP repository
4. Send, download, read and respond to email
5. Retrieve files attached to incoming email, and send attached files.
6. Access newsgroups relevant to the industry
7. Demonstrate at least one of – Telnet, Gopher, Audio Conferencing, chat

Performance Criteria:

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Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will be able to create, format, edit and distribute professional-looking print and online documents.


Details of Learning Activities

In this course, you learn through -

1. In-class activities:
• Lab-based lectures
• Field trips
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• peer teaching
• group discussion
• class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• workshopping of students’ own projects
• analysis/critique of work

2. Out-of-class activities:
• independent project based work
• online and other research
• independent study


Teaching Schedule

Week StartingClass content               Competency and
Elements
Week 1 Introduction
Outline of course structure and elements

Health and safety in the lab – demonstration and discussion of safe work practices

Establishing students’ level of knowledge and experience with Macintosh computers and Microsoft Word

Using RMIT resources, eg logging into computers, saving work on the PWE server, printing in lab 4.17

Microsoft Word
Basic text formatting options – font and font face
Indenting text
Page size and margins
Saving and printing
CLASS EXERCISE
Application for position letter
Begin work on personal CV
 
 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 2 Microsoft Word
Creating and modifying a table.
Borders and shading.
Taking photos using PhotoBooth.
Inserting images into a Word document.
Saving documents in PDF format.
CLASS EXERCISE
Multi-column table, including merged cells, cell shading and inserting graphics.
Complete personal CV, including a self-portrait.
  BSBADM304A
- Design text documents
- Produce text documents
Week 3 Microsoft Word
Changing text and background colour.
Applying heading grades.
Creating and editing styles.
Headers and footers.
Footnotes.
Inserting text boxes.
Use of the WordArt function.
Sourcing graphics from the Internet.
 ASSIGNMENT 1
(IN CLASS)
Edit and reformat the provided article text. Insert appropriate graphics.
 BSBADM304A
- Produce text documents

ICPMM63BA
- Identify and use local resources

BSBADM304A
- Design text documents
Week 4 Microsoft Word
Tabs and tab leaders
CLASS EXERCISE
Reproduce the three examples, using tabs, tab leaders and paragraph indents.
  BSBADM304A
- Produce text documents
- Using safe work practices
Week 5 Microsoft Word
Mail merging
CLASS EXERCISE
Create a mail merge database and form letter, then save the individual letters in PDF format.
Begin the on-screen editing assessment
  BSBADM304A
- Produce text documents
- Using safe work practices
Week 6 Microsoft Word
On-screen editing:
- Find and Replace
- Inserting comments
- Outlining
- Macros
 ASSIGNMENT 2
(IN CLASS)
Complete the on-screen editing assessment.
 ICPMM63BA
- Identify and use local resources
- Identify and use remote resources
BSBADM304A
- Design text documents
Week 7Commencement of the Dreamweaver software in the CSW course - This is a crucial class and every effort should be made to attend
Dreamweaver
The properties bar.
Using Page Properties to format your page.
Giving your web page a title.
Saving your web page.
Creating links to another page.
Creating links to an external website.
Creating a navigation bar.
CLASS EXERCISE
Three-page personal website, including graphics, with all the pages linked together using a navigation bar.

 ICPMM63BA
- Identify and use local resources
- Identify and use remote resources
Week 8 Dreamweaver
This is a crucial class and every effort should be made to attend.
Using tables to control your page layout.
Inserting graphics.
Inserting a background image.
Fixing your background image in place.
Linking to your email address.
CLASS EXERCISE
Continue work on personal website.
  ICPMM63BA
- Identify and use local resources
- Identify and use remote resources
Week 9 Dreamweaver
Inserting and linking to anchor points
CLASS EXERCISE
Three-page website utilising anchor points on two of the pages. The index page should contain links to all of the anchor points on the other two pages. All three pages should be linked to a style sheet controlling the appearance of those pages.
  ICPMM63BA
- Identify and use local resources
- Identify and use remote resources

BSBADM304A
- Design text documents
Week 10 Dreamweaver
Creating and editing a style sheet
CLASS EXERCISE
Complete the three-page website utilising anchor points and a style sheet.
  ICPMM63BA
Identify and use local resources
Identify and use remote resources
BSBADM304A
Design text documents
Week 11 Dreamweaver
This is a crucial class and every effort should be made to attend

Using AP DIVs (absolutely positioned divisions) to control your page layout
INTRODUCTION TO ASSIGNMENT 3
Begin final Dreamweaver assessment: a five-page website using AP DIVs, a style sheet, graphics and other advanced Dreamweaver functions. Content must be entirely the student’s original work.
Due in the final class.
  ICPMM63BA
Identify and use local resources
Identify and use remote resources
BSBADM304A
Using safe work practices
Week 12 Dreamweaver
Continue work on final Dreamweaver assessment.
  BSBADM304A
Produce text documents
Using safe work practices
ICPMM63BA
Identify and use local resources
Identify and use remote resources
Week 13 Introduction to WordPress
This is a crucial class and every effort should be made to attend

Using WordPress (online content management system) to create a blog.INTRODUCTION TO ASSIGNMENT 4 Creation of WordPress blog, including at least five posts, use of tags and categories, etc.

  
Week 14 Dreamweaver
Continue work on final Dreamweaver assessment.

WordPress
Advanced WordPress features.
RESEARCH into BLOG styles and layout options
  BSBADM304A
Produce text documents
Using safe work practices

ICPMM63BA
Identify and use local resources
Identify and use remote resources
Week 15 Continue WordPress blog.

Continue work on final Dreamweaver assessment.
  BSBADM304A
Produce text documents
Using safe work practices

ICPMM63BA
Identify and use local resources
Identify and use remote resources
Week 16Dreamweaver and WordPress
Blog and Web site student submissions and presentations
Blog must remain online for four weeks after the final class.

Ensure that the files for each of your websites are in separate folders and clearly labelled.
Check through your Word assessments to ensure that all items are present and clearly labelled (eg ‘1. CV’,
‘2. Table’ and so on).
Make sure that you have converted your Word assignments to PDF format where required.
Your WordPress blog must remain online for the next four weeks.
 SUBMIT ASSIGNMENTS
3 AND 4
 BSBADM304A
Produce text documents
Using safe work practices

ICPMM63BA
Identify and use local resources
Identify and use remote resources
 Week 17
 Assessment Week  - no classes
  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.


Other Resources

Web-based material via electronic blackboard, weekly work sheets, and handouts are made available as required. Students will require a USB flash drive on which to backup their work. A capacity of at least 2 GB is recommended.


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 in-class exercises, through the creation of a range of documents and through practical projects


Assessment Tasks

Access the Internet is delivered and assessed together with Design and Develop Text Documents.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete all class exercises and the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment and grades for the 4 assignments..

Assignment 1  (In class)
Edit and reformat the provided article text. Insert appropriate graphics (10%)
Due Week 3 (Week beginning Feb 20)

Assignment 2  (In class)
Complete the on-screen editing assessment. (20%)
Due Week 6 (Week beginning March 12)

Assignment 3  (In class)
Dreamweaver assessment: a five-page website using AP DIVs, a style sheet, graphics and other advanced Dreamweaver functions. Content must be entirely the student’s original work. (40%)
Due Week 16  (Week beginning May 28)

Assignment 4
Creation of WordPress blog, including at least five posts (30%)
Due Week 16 (Week beginning May 28)

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

80 – 100% HD High Distinction
70 – 79% DI Distinction
60 – 69% CR Credit
50 – 59% PA Pass
Under 50% NN Fail


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration

Other Information

Feedback:
You will receive both spoken and written feedback on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Academic Integrity
Academic Integrity is about the honest presentation of your academic work. Presenting work that fails to acknowledge other people’s work within yours can compromise academic integrity. For further information on academic integrity and plagiarism, please refer to the following URL. http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kkc202lwe1yv

Late Submissions
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the course blackboard site for information on late submissions and on applying for an extension.

Special Consideration Policy
Please refer to the following URL for information on applying for special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

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