Online Basics
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Online Basics is designed for students ages 12 and up. It mentors in netiquette, digital citizenship, online collaboration, social media use (Instagram and Facebook) with a purpose, and email as tool to both inform and facilitate community.

Includes: creation of a simple podcast, collaboration via Google docs, Facebook, Instagram, flame wars and trolling, copying others on emails, and the value of drafting emails.

Course Length and Duration: 4 - 45 minute long facilitated video conferences, 20 hours work over 4 weeks

Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall Quarters

Eligibility: adults and students at least 12 years old

Pre-Assignment - Academy Orientation Course

  • Sign into your email and the academy classroom

  • Practice participating in discussions, completing quizzes and submitting assignments

  • Discover the course calendar, groups and resources

Week 1 - Classroom and google docs

  • Objectives:

    • Collaborate using google docs

    • Attribute an image

    • Explore netiquette

Week 2 - Basics of netiquette

  • Objectives:

    • Practice netiquette

    • Practice emailing a peer and a community leader

    • Articulate the value of CCing others in email

    • Discuss drafting emails for feedback

Week 3 - Online privacy

  • Objectives:

    • Seek guidance from a wise guide about online privacy

    • Explore the need and steps for online privacy

    • Discover different genres of social media

    • Overview the breadth of social media

Week 4 - Social Media

  • Objectives:

    • Articulate reasons for discretion on social media

    • Discuss how one can communicate for Christ in a digital environment

    • Create a social media project displaying what you’ve learned

    • Practice seeking feedback online and learning from the feedback offered

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