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SLIS 706 - Introduction to Information Technologies

Class Session: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - Friday, December 08, 2017

Credit: 3 semester hours of graduate credit

Instructor: Clayton Copeland

Note: Please register for this course by August 17, 2017. Sections for this course: J50 SC (students living in SC); J91 Other States Cohort (students living in a state other than SC); J92 Other Countries Cohort (students living outside the US). J91 and J92 students pay the cohort tuition rate.


Course Description

Information technologies in libraries, media centers, and other information agencies; operation and applications of computers and telecommunications; database design; online access methods.


General Information

Course will be delivered primarily via Blackboard but will include Camtasia presentations and may utilize other web applications. High-speed internet access required.


Online Session Information

There will be optional online sessions via Adobe Connect on Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:30 p.m ET. Students may participate live online for the sessions or may view them at a later time. Students are responsible for all material covered. Adobe Connect URL will be posted in Blackboard by the instructor prior to the first class meeting. High-speed Internet access is required for Adobe Connect.


Course Delivery Type

A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(100% asynchronous - if course has any online or face-to-face meetings, live attendance will not be required. For any such sessions, there will be alternative ways to view or obtain the material covered).


Course Materials

Textbooks are available from the USC University Bookstore in the Russell House Student Union, Greene Street, Columbia, SC, 803-777-4160 (toll free at 888-654-5320). Online text ordering is available through the bookstore Web site at www.shopgamecocks.com. Delivery options are in-store pickup or UPS shipping (Ground, Second Day, or Next Day). Students are required to indicate their course section to order online; there will be a "J" prefix on the course SECTION number for this course. Contact the bookstore for questions about the online ordering system.


Information is accurate as of November 21, 2017, 5:21 am (Subject to change)



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