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Course Description

Having a job in the "real world" is much different than starting a venture online. Living and working online takes dedication and hard work that eventually pays off. You can work online and still have a separate lifestyle and home life in your private time. If you decide that the most affordable and convenient way to work online is from your home, it becomes a challenge to motivate yourself to work but still take the time to relax. Without the separation, you could burn out and find that your venture is taking too much of a toll on your personal life. This course is meant to help people understand how to start working online, how to manage your home and work life and how to build a business.

The course starts with setting up your work area in your home. We also help you understand some of the basic software that you'll need to get started. We cover software that you might need to work depending on the area of expertise that you want to specialize in. We also get you started with accounts and services that will help you manage your online business life.

As with any online venture, you also need to consider the safety of your data and your customers. We cover popular devices used to work online even when away from your office, and then we cover the best ways to protect those devices and online accounts from attackers. If you want to live and work online, this course is a way to get started.

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required

Course Topics

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Internet

Lesson 2: Introduction to Multimedia Resources

Lesson 3: Communications with Email

Lesson 4: Web 2.0 and Chat Applications

Lesson 5: Introduction to Digital Devices

Lesson 6: Working in an Information Society

Lesson 7: Using Online Collaboration Applications

Lesson 8: Computer Ethics

Lesson 9: Mobile Devices and IoT

Lesson 10: Wi-Fi and Security

Lesson 11: Storage and Data Transfer

Lesson 12: Protecting Data

Lesson 13: Passwords and Password Security

Lesson 14: Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

Lesson 15: Introduction to Social Media

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe multimedia resources.
  • Describe communications with email.
  • Describe digital devices.
  • Describe working in an information society.
  • Describe using online collaboration applications.
  • Describe computer ethics.
  • Describe mobile devices and Internet of Things.
  • Describe wi-fi and security.
  • Describe storage and data transfer.
  • Know protecting data.
  • Know passwords and password security.
  • Describe protecting yourself from identity theft.
  • Describe social media, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Why I decided to take this course...1
Lesson 1 Quiz10
Lesson 2 Quiz10
Lesson 3 Quiz10
Lesson 4 Quiz9
Lesson 5 Quiz10
Lesson 6 Quiz10
Lesson 7 Quiz9
Lesson 8 Quiz10
Lesson 9 Quiz10
Lesson 10 Quiz10
Lesson 11 Quiz10
Lesson 12 Quiz10
Lesson 13 Quiz10
Lesson 14 Quiz10
Lesson 15 Quiz10
The Final Exam75
Total Points:224

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