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ITE 130 Syllabus


Central Virginia Community College

ITE 130 SYLLABUS - Read this please=)
This semester you are starting an interesting journey through the Internet. You will learn
about everything from building a Web page, surfing to sites, reading blogs, downloading
files from all over the world, trying Cha Cha, and even a new search engine called Cuil!
Text: New Perspectives on the Internet, 7th Edition
A Guided Tour of Hot Technologies DVD, 1st Edition, Corinne Hoisington, ISBN-13:
Instructor: Professor Corinne Hoisington
My Office: 2320
Phone: (434) 832-7682
E-mail: hoisingtonc@cvcc.vccs.edu
*** The best way to contact me is through email.
Website: http://courses.cvcc.vccs.edu/IST_Hoisington/

Welcome Thank you for selecting ITE-130- Introduction to Internet Services offered by CVCC as
one of your courses of study for this semester. Please visit the student introduction before
continuing. If you need any computer technical help using Blackboard, go to this CVCC help page
Help Page
Course Purpose/Objectives:
As a student in this course, you will learn the most important topics of the Internet. You will begin
with an introduction to the Internet and the World Wide Web. You will learn browser basics and e-
mail basics. Next you will learn various ways to search the Web, information Resources on the
Web, and FTP, Downloading, and Storing Data. Finally you will build upon these skills and learn
advanced e-mail, advanced communication tools, advanced Web topics, and personalized
information delivery and Electronic Commerce. You will even build your first web page in XHTML.
The first prerequisite is that students be computer literate and be able to perform within a
Windows platform. Students are responsible to procure their own training. You have automatically
been enrolled in Blackboard 101 and if you do not see this course listed please contact,
blackboard@cvcc.vccs.edu for information. Students should be proficient with any graphics-based
Web browser and e-mail software package. Students will also need Microsoft Word and Microsoft
Outlook Express or Vista Microsoft Mail (this program is usually a standard program on all PC's).
Malfunctioning equipment is not an acceptable excuse for not completing assignments. There are
plenty of functioning computers on our campus, at your work, at your friend's house, etc. Find a
creative way to make it work for you.
Text/Materials: You will need access to a computer that has an Internet Connection.
Text: Schneider and Evans, New Perspectives on the Internet, 7th Edition, Cengage. ISBN: ISBN
13: 978-1-4239-2506-4 and
A Guided Tour of Hot Technologies DVD, 1st Edition Corinne Hoisington ISBN-13:
Software: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher and Windows 2000 or higher must be installed
on your computer.
1. Electronic Mail: You may communicate with the other students and the instructor in the
class through the built-in e-mail. If contacting me by e-mail, be sure to include your name
and course number on the subject line. If you require a quick response to a question, add
a word like "QUESTION" or "HELP" after the course number. Your subject line should
look like this: "John Doe ITE 130 -Chapter 3 QUESTION" without the quote marks. I will
usually respond to e-mails within 48 hours, not including weekends, after their receipt.
You will need to check your CVCC e-mail account often, as I am only allowed to
communicate with you through that since it is a secure site and your grades, etc. are to
be kept private. I also have practice tests that are not for credit but for you to practice
before taking the real test.
2. Assignments: Review Assignments, Case Problems, and other projects will be
periodically assigned to reinforce material in the text. These assignments may require the
application of various software packages. Please do not email me your assignments
through your private email. I would like all assignments typed in Microsoft Word and
submitted to the links under the Assignments button. We will also have a discussion
board and virtual class meetings. E-mail me if you cannot make it to a virtual class
meeting and I will explain what to do to make that time up.
3. Tests: Three tests will be given. The tests will be closed book/notes and will test assigned
readings and material discussed in class. Practice tests are available online and will not
be counted against you. The final exam will be comprehensive in nature. The final exam
will be proctored on campus or with an authorized proctor. Two weeks before you want to
take the final exam, you will need to tell me where you are taking the final exam. If you do
not live in the vicinity of Lynchburg, I can mail the exam to any test center or college
campus if you send me the proctor form which you can find at the bottom of the
assignments section.
4. Internet: All material will be distributed on the Internet. Class notes, instructional material,
and student assignments will be posted on 'the net' in a class website. Students are
encouraged to go to the website http://www.course.com/ and
www.course.com/newperspectives in order to obtain file downloads and view other items
of interest throughout the semester. We will have monthly chat sessions together as a
group. Community is an important part to a course so please join us.
Letter grades will be determined using a standard percentage point evaluation as outlined below.
Grades may be curved after the total semester points have been tabulated. However, do not
count on a curve to obtain your desired grade.
A 90%-100%
B 80%-89%
C 70%-79%
D 60%-69%
F Below 60%
30% Tests (3)
10% Participation (Participate in Discussion Boards/ Virtual Classroom Attendance /Respond to at
least 7 postings)
35% Homework Assignments
25% Final Exam (The exam is comprehensive and has a large section on XHTML)
Course Policies:
Assignments: Try to keep up with the weekly assignments. You must have the first three chapter
assignments completed by the Withdrawal Date and the first test taken or you will receive a W for
the course.
Academic Dishonesty: Plagiarism and cheating are serious offenses and may be punished by
failure on exam, paper or project; failure in course; and or expulsion from the college.
Need for Assistance: If you have any condition, such as a physical or learning disability, which will
make it difficult for you to carry out the work as I have outlined it, or which will require academic
accommodations, please notify me as soon as possible.
Your grades will be computed in the manner below:
Office Hours
Always e-mail me first to get assistance. Summer office hours are by appointment.