ERIC Number: ED365374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A College Course on E-Mail (Electronic Mail) and BBS (Bulletin Board Systems).
Hahn, Norman P.
The E-Mail (electronic mail) and BBS (electronic bulletin board systems) Course at Thomas Nelson Community College, in Hampton, Virginia is designed to provide an introduction to e-mail and BBS systems, as well as information on the installation, operation, and administration of such systems. This document describes the class and provides instructional materials and exercises used in the class. An introductory narrative indicates that the course is a 2-credit semester hour class and utilizes a local area network (LAN), 23 computers, 2 telephone lines and 3 modems. A course of study is then presented, providing a course description and information on prerequisites, objectives, goals, and lecture methods. Finally, the following instructional materials are presented: (1) a course syllabus, including meeting times, required student materials, an outline of class assignments, the grading scale, and attendance policies; (2) a grade sheet, given to each student to keep them aware of their progress in the course; (3) overhead slides used on the first day of class to introduce the topic; (4) a set of six classroom activities, including installing an E-Mail program, working with E-Mail on a LAN, simulating an office environment, gaining access and registering on a local BBS, gaining access to CompuServe (a commercial BBS), and establishing a BBS; (5) three laboratory activities, including using an E-Mail system, gaining access to the campus BBS, and installing a modem; and (6) examination materials. (MAB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Computer Literacy, Computer Networks, Computer Oriented Programs, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Electronic Mail, Instructional Materials, Prerequisites, Teacher Developed Materials, Tests, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Electronic Bulletin Board Systems
Note: Paper presented at "Reinventing the Community College," the Annual Computer Conference of the League for Innovation in the Community College (10th, Nashville, TN, November 14-17, 1993).