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Introduction to Social Media
Course: CIS103

First Term: 2021 Fall
Lec + Lab   3.0 Credit(s)   4.0 Period(s)   4.0 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T - Lab Load

Description: Identify and explain social media and Web 2.0 technologies for personal, academic, professional, and business applications. Create and maintain accounts on various sites to socialize, write, and share multimedia, while understanding the related ethics, privacy and security issues.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Explain the concepts of ethics, privacy, and security as they relate to social media. (I)
2. Explain how public and private profiles reveal personal information. (I, II)
3. Evaluate various social media technologies for personal, academic, professional, and business use. (II)
4. Apply various Web 2.0 applications and concepts to personal learning and growth. (I, II, III IV, V, VI, VII, VIII)
5. Use news portals and websites to gather information on current events. (III)
6. Describe how to configure email software clients to manage multiple email accounts. (IV)
7. Establish, contribute, and monitor a blogging or wiki site. (V)
8. Establish accounts on audio, video, and photo sharing sites. (VI)
9. Create or gather media and load to established audio, video, and photo sites. (VI)
10. Describe how to share information, programs, and applications through peer-to-peer sharing websites and groupware. (VII)
11. Describe the key concepts associated with online gaming. (VIII)
12. Identify the requirements to host a personal website. (IX)
13. Explain the advantages of using hosting sites over personal website development. (IX)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Social Me
   A. Definition of the Internet
   B. Social networking
   C. Web browser options
   D. Ethics and codes of conduct
   E. Copyright issues
   F. Privacy and security issues
   G. Community standard approaches
   H. Virus protection
   I. Mobile sharing
   J. Etiquette
II. Social communities
   A. Personal
   B. Academic
   C. Professional
   D. Business
   E. Public and private profiles
III. News portals and websites
   A. Subscriptions
   B. Pull and push technologies
   C. RSS (Really Simple Syndication)
   D. Sharing personal opinions
IV. Electronic broadcasting
   A. Email
   B. Listservs
V. Electronic postings
   A. Blogs
   B. Micro blogs
   C. Instant messaging
   D. Wikis
   E. ePortfolio
VI. Multimedia
   A. Photo sharing
   B. Audio casting
   C. Video casting
   D. Video streaming channels
VII. Collaboration
   A. Groupware
   B. Teleconferencing
   C. Document sharing
   D. Bookmark sharing
   E. Peer-to-peer
   F. Tagging
VIII. Online gaming
   A. Game types
   B. Game genres
   C. Security issues
IX. Personal websites
   A. Hosting options
   B. Web development
   C. Content management systems
   D. Advertising options
   E. Search engine optimization
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 22, 2021

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