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Online Curriculum Resources for Introduction to Business
and Computer Application Courses
This module introduces students to business accounting. The will learn the definition and purpose of accounting; transactions, accounts, debits and credits, and the accounting equation; the double-entry method; the accounting cycle; and financial analysis.
Students will learn to distinguish between illegal and unethical behaviors and learn about the consequences of their actions in business scenarios.
Students learn about digital distractions and the importance of staying on task. Use this short lesson to set classroom expectations.
Release Date: Summer 2013
Release Date: Summer 2013
Students will identify the basic computer functions of input, processing, output, and storage. They will also learn about computer software and hardware and discover how maintaining a computer can prevent problems.
Release Date: Summer 2013
Students will learn the fundamental functions of management (Planning, Organizing, Evaluating/Controlling, Leading/Directing), types organizational structures of businesses, characteristics of a good manager, and how to manage in certain situations.
Students will explore the principles of marketing, product planning, and pricing and promotion strategies.
In this multi-period project the student takes the role of a young marketing professional working for a small company. The company is creating a marketing plan for King Street Theaters new IMAX theater complex. The student has to outline several promotional ideas for the IMAX Theater and create a new brand for King Street. The student also has to design two items using the new brand information.
Read the Lesson Plans associated with the project before assigning it to students.
Students will learn about basic features in Microsoft Office applications. They will practice opening applications and will identify parts of the screen. Students will also discover how to perform basic file functions in Backstage view, such as opening and closing, saving, and printing a file. Finally, students will learn about using Microsoft Help and common shortcuts.
This module focuses on the reception area of medical facilities and making a positive first impression with visitors. Students will explore office safety and design and how to modify the environment to accommodate patients with special needs. Students learn to: open and close an office, greet patients, explain office policies in a professional manner, and register and check-in clients.
Students discover the many types of equipment within the typical medical office. They learn to operate, troubleshoot, and care for equipment such as photocopiers, facsimile (FAX) machines, and computers. Students explore the many uses of computers in the medical office, and learn basic computer terms and functions. Finally, students perform an inventory of supplies and equipment, and prepare a purchase requisition for new supplies.
Students discover how multimedia presentations are used to communicate information to different audiences. They learn how to manipulate slides and insert various types of content, including text, images, audio, and video. They also explore different ways to create and format presentations. By the end of this module, students should be able to create a basic presentation on their own.
Students discover ways to make slideshows more effective through the use of visuals and motion and explore various ways to deliver presentations. They learn how to incorporate tables, charts and SmartArt as well as apply transitions and animation. By the end of this module, students should be able to enhance a basic presentation with the appropriate use of these elements.
Students discover the expected appearance and personal characteristics of an employee. They learn a number of personal traits belonging to successful employees, such as: honesty, good communication, time-management, goal setting, problem solving, and teamwork. Students practice dealing with workplace situations and evaluate the effectiveness of various employees. By the end of this module, and with some practice, students will be better prepared to enter the professional workforce.
Students are introduced to basic spreadsheet concepts, including the parts of a spreadsheet. They discover how to manage worksheets and workbooks as well as enter, edit, and calculate data. By the end of this module, students should be able to create a basic spreadsheet on their own.
Students discover how to use visual elements to make the data in a spreadsheet more meaningful, and they explore various ways to analyze data. They learn how to format cells, rows, and columns and how to create charts. They also learn how to sort and filter data and perform what-if analyses. By the end of this module, students should be able to use these techniques appropriately to enhance a basic spreadsheet and present data effectively.
Students discover what telecommunications is and how to use it safely and ethically. They discuss networks and ways to protect them from unauthorized intrusions. They also learn how to communicate effectively through e-mail. Students explore online communities and their advantages and disadvantages. Through it all, they recognize a variety of ways that telecommunications has touched our lives.
In this module, students examine their verbal communication skills and learn to effectively answer and document telephone calls. Students role-play many types of telephone calls, and demonstrate handling calls appropriately and professionally, including performing triage. They also practice leaving messages on answering machines. Lastly, students explore telephone technology common in the medical office.
Students explore issues related to searching for information on the Web. They discover how both the Internet and World Wide Web work and learn about different methods for searching for information. Students also recognize the need to carefully evaluate information they find on the Web as well as use it ethically.
Students discover how word processing is used along with the writing process to create documents. They explore ways to format and edit text as well as control the layout of documents. By the end of this module, students should be able to create a basic document on their own.
Students discover ways to make documents more effective through the use of visuals and reference tools. They learn how to incorporate tables, illustrations and graphical text as well as tables of contents, captions, and cross-references. By the end of this module, students should be able to enhance a basic document with appropriate use of these elements.
In this module, students use their writing skills to relay information to others. They explore the writing process, including the importance of proofreading their work for grammar and spelling errors. Students learn how to format memos and letters and prepare envelopes. And they also learn how to handle incoming and outgoing mail.
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