Digital Information Technology A

Enrollment Message:

Students are required to create an account to use Microsoft Online (Office.com). Access is free. Further instructions are provided within the course materials.

This is the first segment in a year-long course. Dive into an exciting course that will provide you with the foundational skills needed for exciting careers like game development, military defense, web design, and software engineering! You will explore Microsoft Office online applications, web design, emerging technologies, operating systems, project management, communication methods, Information Technology careers, and much more in this course. Learn about your strengths and how they relate to different career paths. This course serves as a prerequisite to many exciting career and technical education programs of study. Prerequisites:None

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to...

  • Identify common computer parts and components
  • Utilize efficient and logical computer file management
  • Apply basic computer maintenance techniques
  • Describe computing networks and their uses
  • Identify ethical issues in information technology employment
  • Adopt characteristics to be successful in information technology workplaces
  • Maintain an awareness of emerging technologies
  • Select from appropriate Microsoft Online applications to achieve desired outcomes
  • Apply email communication protocols
  • Use Microsoft Word online
  • Select proper layouts and apply design theory in accordance with target audiences and project objectives
  • Proof and edit communications before sending
  • Utilize basic features of spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel online
  • Use formatting, formulas, and functions in spreadsheets
  • Select methods to display data
  • Describe purposes of data warehousing

Course Outline:

Module 1: Digital IT Survival Kit

Module 2: The Digital Water Cooler

Module 3: Work IT Out

Module 4: Data Driven

Resources Included: Students are provided access to Office.com (Microsoft Office online). Online lesson instruction and activities, opportunities to engage with a certified, online instructor and classmates, when appropriate, and online assessments to measure student performance of course objectives and readiness for subsequent academic pursuits.

Additional Costs: None.

Scoring System: Michigan Virtual does not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue transcripts or diplomas. A final score reported as a percentage of total points earned will be sent to students upon completion of a course. Your school mentor is also able to access this score within the Student Learning Portal. Schools may use this score for conversion to their own letter grading system.

Time Commitment: Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

Technology Requirements: Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/ 

Students are required to create an account to use Microsoft Online (Office.com). Access is free. Further instructions are provided within the course materials.

Lightweight devices such as Apple iPads, Google Chromebooks, and tablets have limited support for Java which still appears in a small percentage of FLVS courses. FLVS has worked to de-Flash its courses. Students may need extra work-around steps or alternate browsers to engage with some portions of select courses or may be required to utlize text-alternatives for some interactive objects. FLVS recommends students have a Windows or Mac based computer available to complete coursework in the event that your selected mobile device does not meet the needs of the course. Fully supported Operating Systems for FLVS courses include Windows (7 or higher), Mac OS X (10.8 or higher), and MacOS (10.12 or higher). Supported Browsers include the most recent versions of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari on devices that support Java and HTML5. Browsers need to be up to date, and some FLVS courses may require installation or enabling of the following Plug-ins: JavaScript enabled, Cookies enabled, Java installed. https://www.flvs.net/student-resources/system-requirements

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at CustomerCare@michiganvirtual.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Instructor Contact Expectations: Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Academic Support Available: In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at customercare@michiganvirtual.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments.

Technical Skills Needed: No special skills are required beyond being able to operate a computer and use word processing software.

Additional Information:Students are required to create an account to use Microsoft Online (Office.com). Access is free. Further instructions are provided within the course materials.

Details


School Level: High School
Standards:
NCAA Approved: N/A - Non-Core
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location:
NCES Code: 10005
MDE Endorsement Code: NR - Computer Science
MMC Minimum Requirements: EDP/Career Interest Elective

When Offered: _Internal Use Only

Content Provider: Florida Virtual School
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Plus