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 Course Title:   College Success Skills for Online Learning

 Title Abbreviation:   CSS FOR ONLINE LEARNING

 Department:    CSS

 Course #:    104

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Introduction to the basic skills necessary to successfully complete an online/e-learning class. Intended for students new to online/e-learning classes.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
N/A

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Use Moodle (course management system/e-learning software platform)
  2. Use online resourses
  3. Use online tutoring
  4. Use the computer to locate appropriate reference materials
  5. Use appropriate study skills for e-learning

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.
1.3 Evaluate information and its sources critically.
1.5 Effectively integrate and use information ethically and legally to accomplish a specific purpose.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Access online resources such as Moodle course management system
  2. Understand how online classes work
  3. Learn how to use online tutors successfully
  4. Learn the required online communication skills to maintain connection between instructor and classmates
  5. Discover and adapt study skills for e-learning
  6. Learn how to meet faculty expectations and avoid common problems
  7. Locate and utilize appropriate reference online materials.