Computers and information technology are the foundation of business today. This course provides an understanding of computer terminology, operating systems, and the most popular office software used in business. Students learn to use spreadsheets (e.g. Microsoft Excel, Google Spreadsheets), word processing applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Google Documents), and presentation and graphics programs (e.g. Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Presentations, Keynote). Students also get an introduction to cloud computing and enterprise collaboration tools. The course also provides an overview of social media, Web-based collaboration, and publishing and productivity tools (e.g. WordPress, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube).
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Upon successful completion on the course, the student will be able to:
Use, combine, and customize PC and Macintosh operating system environments and address cross-platform issues.
Discuss basic business technology issues from a business manager’s perspective.
Organize files and folders on a local computer, a network drive and on the Web.
Use document software to produce professionally formatted business communications and reports.
Use presentation software to produce advanced business presentations.
Use spreadsheets to create simple, what-if analysis financial models and charts for an entrepreneurial student business venture.
Write collaborative documents (e.g. Google Docs, Microsoft Office 365, wikis).
Use social networks, collaboration tools and mobile devices for remote project work.
Protect their privacy while using social media and be proactive with their online reputation.
Effective as of Fall 2013
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