Western Michigan University
Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
HPER 694: Technology in HPER
- Instructor: Dr. Jim
- Office: SRC 4024, #20
- Phone: 387-2697
- e-mail: email@example.com
- Class Meets 7:00-9:00pm
- HPER Computer Lab
This course provides an
introduction to computer terminology, technology, communication and information
systems. Its purpose is to provide students with the knowledge of current computer
applications in the fields of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. The
course includes, but is not limited to: the use of the computer for information
gathering via the Internet; information processing and communications; word
processing; spreadsheets; and database management.
Attendance, Etc. . . .
I would expect that
you will attend all of the class sessions. Because we cover programs in class,
it is difficult to catch a student up if he/she misses class.
The purpose of this
class is to acclimate you to using the computer. You will be graded on assignments
that you will complete. There will be NO paper used in this class. DO NOT
BE AFRAID TO ASK QUESTIONS!!!!!
to Be Covered in Class:
- Manipulating e-mail,
Internet e-mail, Sending files via e-mail (The many uses of e-mail to make
your life easier).
- Using Microsoft Excel--Non-Internet
Application-(Powerful Tool for Teachers and for use other than a spreadsheet).
- Presentations With
PowerPoint--Spicing Up Those Presentations
- Introduction to the
Web and Surfing-Servers and Use of Computers, Ethical Use of Computers,
Privacy, Fears, etc.
- Building on the Web
- Creating and Stealing
on the Web... whats the difference?
- How do I get on the
- Computer Ethics, Ethical
Use of Software, Privacy, E-Mail Privacy, etc.
- Interesting Issues
and the Web: Freedom of Speech, Pornography, Access, etc.
purpose of this class is to make you comfortable on the computer. Many of you
have used the various programs that will be taught in this class. Some of you
are better on them then others. If you know something that your fellow students
do not, please do not hesitate to share. Please do not get overly alarmed about
your grade in this class. The purpose is to learn and enjoy. Computers are only
useful tools when you enjoy the time that you spend on the computer. In addition,
please to not hesitate to ask questions.
- PLEASE!!!!! Don't even
think about bringing food and drink into this lab!!
- The purpose of this
class is to get you comfortable at using the computer. You will not destroy
the computer, you will not crash the system, you will not cause a melt-down
at WMU. DO NOT BE AFRAID OF THE COMPUTER!! IT WILL NOT BITE YOU, TALK BACK,
HIT YOU, SHOCK YOU OR ANYTHING ELSE! IT WILL ON OCCASION FREEZE--BE PREPARED!!
- Sometimes I will not
show you how to do things, rather I will encourage you to experiment, that
is how you learn!
understand that you cannot possibly sit and stare at a computer for 2 hours
and remain sane. We will have frequent breaks. Also realize, when we are working
in class (I am not instructing), please feel free to get up, stretch, take
carry cell phones and with significant others, cell phones are important. Please
put your cellphone on vibrate. Standing rule in my class, If your cell phone
rings during instruction time, I answer it. If your cell phone goes off and
you need to take a call, please walk into the hall and take it. Of if you need
to make a call, do the same thing.
while this is an important class, (you are Graduate Students!!) the best way
to learn anything on the computer is to enjoy what you are doing. Relax, get
to know the people in the class (we will have name tents because I am terrible
at names) and lets learn. If you have questions, by all means bring them up!!
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Tuesday, November 16, 2004 3:33 PM