CIS 130 Internet
Textbook (Subject to Change)
Is this course for you?
- The Internet Section of CIS 130 Introduction to Computer
Information Systems covers an introduction to computers
in a flexible format. Students will not attend regular
class lectures, but assistance will be provided to the
students in a variety of ways. The instructor will be
more of a facilitator.
- Learning how to use a computer requires learning the
definitions associated with computer technology, learning
what computers can do and learning how to use computer
software. These skills can be learned, with guidance from
an instructor, by reviewing the key terms, working
through computer tutorials, and doing practice exercises
that illustrate the key features of commonly used
- This course is suited to students that are self
motivated, can work independently, and find it hard to
schedule traditional classes.
- This format will not work for everyone. Many sections of
this course are offered as traditional classes for those
students who need the in-class instruction and structured
nature of regular classes.
Students registering for online courses should be able to answer "yes" to
each of the following:
- I have dependable and consistent access to the Internet.
- I am willing to spend extra time studying if needed due to the format of
an Internet course.
- I understand that I am still responsible to meet the course requirements
and due dates and that some tests may be given on campus.
- I am very familiar with communication via e-mail.
- I enjoy reading and feel that I comprehend materials easily.
- I am confident in word processing (highlighting, pasting and copying
- I will contact my instructor if I need help.
- I manage my time well and am very organized.
- I can communicate effectively in written form.
- I understand that taking a distance learning course may require more