Immersive education takes place online and requires that students have access to the Internet, a modern web browser (Internet Explorer or Firefox) and email.
To “get started” check http://ImmersiveEducation.org/@/bc
Courses listed below are open ONLY to students enrolled in a Boston College degree program.
ADIT 134001 Exploring the Internet
This course takes a tour of the essential technologies that have shaped today’s Internet. Along the way, students acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to make the best use of this vast repository of information. Course focuses on web-site development using the core dynamic html technologies such as HTML5 and Cascading Stylesheets (CSS). Students gain a clearer understanding of just what exactly the Internet is through the study of its history and underlying protocols. No prior web-development experience and no prerequisites are required. Course is a prerequisite for all programming courses.
Tues 6:15–9:15, Sept 1–Dec 15, James Walker
ADIT 134101 Social Media: To the Web and Beyond
This course addresses current and forthcoming Social Media technologies, Web sites, software programs and mobile apps (iPhone and Android apps) with a special focus on privacy and security. Rich and interactive forms of communication, collaboration, and socialization are the heart of Social Media, but come at a price: privacy breaches, identity theft, cyber-stalkers and "online addictions" are among the many issues that we must grapple with. In this unique course students learn how to harness the power of Social Media while protecting themselves and guarding their privacy. Technologies covered in this course include Social Networking (Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Tinder, Snapchat, etc.); video and photo sharing (YouTube, Vimeo, Twitch, Instagram, Imgur, etc.); video games and virtual worlds (Minecraft, World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Second Life, etc.), as well as a forthcoming generation of Social Media technologies.
Wed 6:15–9:15, Sept 2–Dec 16, Barbara Mikolajczak
ADIT 134801 Information Systems Applications
Prerequisite: None, but familiarity with Windows and Macintosh operating systems a plus.
This immersive education course covers the fundamentals of operating the Windows and Macintosh OS and a variety of desktop productivity applications. Includes basic concepts: terminology, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation applications, portable document format, webpage browsing, Internet safety, network terminology, blogging and authoring tools. Students taught to utilize virtual world environments and blogs as well as online discussion groups (via the Internet) for course work conducted outside of class.
Mon 6:15–9:15, Aug 31–Dec 14, Barbara Mikolajczak
ADIT 134901 Collaborative Computing
Prerequisite: Facile knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing, data management, graphics, and the Internet.
This immersive education course extends knowledge and improves skills in the use of industry standard business software, supplemented with a detailed overview of server and workstation hardware. Students explore the collaborative use of versatile and powerful state-of-the-art applications. Topics include proprietary and open source operating systems, word processing, spreadsheet and presentational applications, hardware interfaces, backup schematics, network applications and protocols, including SSH, HTTP, FTP, DNS, POP3/IMAP Mail Transfer Agents, and client/server remote connect applications, web publishing, compression utilities, collaborative document concepts, and the design and structure of data files.
Mon 6:15–9:15, Aug 31–Dec 14, Aaron Walsh
ADIT 135001 Introduction to Programming
ADIT1350 Online Syllabus (Google doc)
Prerequisite: Comfortable using Microsoft Windows operating system. An immersive education course.
Thurs 6:15–9:15, Sept 3–Dec 17, Aaron Walsh
ADIT 144001 Computer Mediated Presentations
Computer graphics, presentation software, the World Wide Web, and other emerging technologies change the way we structure and present professional and personal information. Creating, interpreting and revising data are highly desired skills. Competitive environments demand persuasive professional presentations that match medium and message, combine clear organization, succinct organization and attractive design. This course explores the use of color graphic design, electronic photography, web interactivity digital and other media.
Wed 6:15–9:15, Sept 2–Dec 16, Robert Herbstzuber
ADIT 200001 Computer Security
Thurs 6:15–9:15, Sept 3–Dec 17, The Department
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