ICS 101 :: Digital Tools for the Information World
Fall 2014 @Leeward CC

CRN: 51087
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Alejandro Ramos
ramosa@hawaii.edu
(808) 455-0522 (Ph)
(808) 455-0509 (Fax)
Course URL: http://laulima.hawaii.edu
Instructional Mode: Online
Dates: 08/25/2014 - 12/19/2014
Course Requirements: The instructor will contact students by UH email before the first day of instruction. Students are required to check their UH email for course correspondence before the first day of instruction. This course will incorporate teamwork with other students in the class. The course will require several synchronous meetings throughout the semester. Scheduling of these meetings will be flexible to accommodate different schedules of team members.
Course Prerequisites: Eng 100 and Math 100 or equivalent, all with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Recommended Prep: ICS 100
Course Description: Hands-on computer class with emphasis on producing professional-level documents, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, and web content for problem solving. Includes concepts, terminology, and a contemporary operating system. Meets requirements for College of Business (UHM and UHH) and UHM’s Biology program and Botany Department.
Textbooks: Myitlab is required. It can be purchased via credit card at http://myitlab.com.
Microsoft Office 2010 Software and a headset/microphone are required.
Textbook - There is an optional textbook for this class


Books may be purchased at the Leeward CC bookstore or ordered online at http://www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/lcc/home.aspx. If you do not have access to the Internet or unable to travel to the bookstore, you may also order by phone at 1-800-UHBOOKS
Technical Requirements: The Internet allows students to take a course at home using a personal computer. Familiarity with using a computer and basic Internet skills (browsing, sending e-mail, saving/sending files) is required. Students must have a computer with Internet access. Depending on the online course, students may be required to log in at a specific day and time or at anytime. Students taking an online course should always contact their instructor after registration or prior to the first day of class to get detailed information regarding the course.

Minimum Computer Hardware/Software Requirements:
http://www.hawaii.edu/its/swhw_info-stu.html

It is also required that you obtain a UH Email account. Please go to the following URL for more information: http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/563


Laulima Help
http://www.hawaii.edu/talent/laulima_students.htm
Students are required to use Microsoft Office 2010. ICS 101 satisfies UHM CBA computer competency requirements.

MyITLab runs on the PC Platform. Mac users can do most of the work in MyITLab, but will need to have an alternate technology plan for the MyITLab Grader projects which are done in the second half of the semester. See http://wps.prenhall.com/bp_myitlab2010_macuser/
Additional Notes: Alternate Technology Access Plan: In registering for a Distance Education course (Cable or Web) the student is responsible for finding immediate alternate access to a computer with Internet connectivity or cable television should that student experience technical difficulties. Technical difficulties can include but are not limited to problems with a student's computer hardware/software; inoperability of a student's VCR or DVR; or lack of service by a student's Internet Service Provider (ISP) or Cable Provider. Technical issues do not constitute the extension of an assignment, project, quiz or exam deadline unless agreed upon by the instructor.

An Alternate Technology Access Plan will be made by the student prior to the start of the semester and should be implemented immediately upon encountering technical difficulties. The student is required to continue course work as a result of having an alternate plan of access while independently resolving any technical issues with hardware/software, VCR/DVD, ISP, or Cable Provider.
Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014 13:33:22