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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Summer 2021
Units: 2
Hours: 2 lecture per week (24 total per quarter)
Degree & Credit Status: Non-Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Basic Skills
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • A successful student will be able to understand the Internet and the World Wide Web and how it evolved.
  • A successful student will be able to define Internet vocabulary, terminology and etiquette.
  • A successful student will be able to describe Internet hardware and software.
  • A successful student will be able to demonstrate how to access specific information.
  • A successful student will be able to understand and practice Internet etiquette.


This is a hands-on introduction to the use of internet tools, such as Google Docs, cloud applications, apps, internet research, and social media applications.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Create a Google account
B. Use Google Calendar
C. Use Gmail
D. Use Google Docs
E. Use My Portal
F. Store documents on the cloud server
G. Make use of Google Hangout to share documents and collaborate

Course Content

A. Create a Google account
1. Create a professional username and ID to access Google Apps
B. Use Google Calendar
1. Demonstrate organization and time management skills
2. Keep a school calendar for homework, tests, study sessions and due dates
3. Collaborate during group projects by creating and sharing a calendar with everyone in the group
4. Subscribe to teacher, class or school calendars
C. Use Gmail
1. Send emails to communicate with students and faculty
2. Submit assignments electronically
3. Connect with other Google Applications
D. Use Google Docs
1. Documents
2. Presentations
3. Spreadsheets
E. Social media
1. Various sites for employment endeavors
2. Employer communication for job search strategies
3. Online communication for employment opportunities and follow-up

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. Accessible classroom with networked computers or wireless internet
B. Computers should be installed with Google Chrome

Method(s) of Evaluation

Class participation
In-class projects
Team assignments
Quiz and/or final exam or project

Method(s) of Instruction


Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Lamont, Ian. Google Drive and Docs in 30 Minutes, 2nd ed.. 2015.

Although this text is older than the suggested "5 years or newer" standard, it remains a seminal text in this area of study.

Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

Written Assignments: Reflections on new learning concepts, and give concrete examples of how internet uses have improved academic, household and social settings.


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