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HIM101 Syllabus

HIM101 Syllabus



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This is the syllabus for Health Information Management 101 - we not only teach technology but how to build online networks for student success. This model could be used in any discipline and owes a lot to George Seimens and Connectivism as well as the book "The Starfish and the Spider."
This is the syllabus for Health Information Management 101 - we not only teach technology but how to build online networks for student success. This model could be used in any discipline and owes a lot to George Seimens and Connectivism as well as the book "The Starfish and the Spider."

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Published by: Geoff Cain on Sep 12, 2008
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Charlene Gore, RHIT, CCS
Email: cgore@tacomacc.edu Windows Live Messenger: TCCchar@hotmail.comPhone: 253-566-5082Office: 19-91Office Hours – See posting on BlackboardOpen Lab hours – See posting in BlackboardElluminate Live! Session: See Posting in Blackboard
Geoff Cain, MS
Email: gcain@tacomacc.edu Windows Live Messenger geoff-cain@hotmail.comTwitter: HIM101Phone: 253- 460-4350Office: Bld. 28 - Information Commons
 We live in a new world of connections. Texting, Facebook, MySpace, computers, cell phones,and other developments in technology have changed the way people learn and think. Theresearch shows that students who are able to create networks tend to more successful. More andmore Fortune 500 companies are using social media in one form or another to conduct business. This course will show you how to not only use technology effectively but to createnetworks that you will use throughout your academic and professional career. This course hasno papers or tests. This course is portfolio assessed. If you follow the steps and participate, you will pass this course. But participation is the key to the whole course; it is the reason we createdthe course. Although you will find that this class is remarkably flexible, it is not a self-pacedcourse; you cannot start a project like this in the middle. Some may find all of the technology daunting, but we take all of the pieces of technology individually and fit them together likepieces in a puzzle, one at a time. This is much like the modern workplace. In your professionallife, you will be faced with having to adapt to different computers, software, and new communications tools on an on-going basis. Your ability to adapt and help others will make allthe difference. Change is occurring at a rapidly increasing pace and there are no signs that it isgoing to slow down anytime soon. By the end of this course, you will have a portfolio of tools andskills for managing your work and creating a deeper connection with your school and classmatesthat you will take with you long after you graduate.
COURSE TITLE: HIM OrientationCOURSE NUMBER: 0235 & 0236 HIM 101-OL HIM Orientation (Complete online course)CREDITS: 2 quarter creditQUARTER: Fall 2008
 We will offer optional on campus meet times on Wednesdays from 2-3 in Building 28, room 110. You may attend these meetings face-to-face, virtually, or view the archived recording of themeeting later.
HIM 101 will prepare students for success in the HIM program. Students will gain knowledge of the HIM program policies, application of Blackboard classroom techniques and critical thinkingto problem solve. Students will evaluate their personal goals and study techniques as they learntechniques to deal with stress and anxiety.
Being a new student is often a difficult task. Being a new student to an online environment can be even more difficult. Technology should enhance learning, not be an obstacle to it. This course will help students walk through the ins and outs of TCC’s Learning Management System(Blackboard), the TCC Portal, and many other tools students can use to enhance their learning.
Upon successful completion of this course student will be able:1. Improve comprehension, communication, and interpersonal skills (COM)2. Apply Blackboard classroom techniques (IIT)3. Demonstrate knowledge of HIM program policies (RSP, COK)4. Evaluate personal goals (RSP)5. Apply study techniques (CRT)6. Apply online learning techniques, including email and internet usage (IIT)7. Analyze and plan for stress and anxiety (LWC, RSP)8. Apply critical thinking to problem solve (CRT)
Tacoma Community College has identified six college-wide learning outcomes that form thefoundation of our educational emphasis:Communication (COM)Critical Thinking (CRT)Responsibility and Ethics (RSP)Information & Information Technology (IIT)Living and Working Cooperatively (LWC)Core of Knowledge (COK)
Internet Access2)
Computer speakers/headphones3)
Computer microphoneIn addition, we use Windows Live Instant Messenger. This is a great way to communicateinstantly with your instructors (and if you live long distance then there are no phone charges – bonus!) To download this free program, go to: http://get.live.com/messenger/
Blackboard (internet classroom) will be utilized as our classroom. Students are expected to haveand utilize computer Internet access. Blackboard can be accessed through the TCC Portal athttps://my.tacomacc.net/portal/main.html Students will be required to check Blackboard daily.For problems connecting through the TCC Portal go tohttps://my.tacomacc.net/portal/main.html and click on the “Help” tab. See “HIM OnlineProgram Computer Requirements” document for specific computer hardware and softwarerequirements.
Students have all been given a TCC email address and it is
that you use thisemail address for this class. Your emails to your instructors should contain
“HIM101: myexample subject line” 
In other words, we need your subject lines to let us know that yourmessage is from our class. Emails should be signed with first and last name. Please note thatany email from hotmail, yahoo, and etc. may not make it past the junk mail filter. Use your TCCemail if at all possible.
This course is NOT self-paced or self-directed. each unit is considered a separate module and we will open each unit when it is time for that unit to begin. You must follow the due dates forassignments and/or quizzes/exams.
 Any assignments that are due that week will be posted at the beginning of the unit and must be completed and submitted as required. The assignments may be of 
 various types as directed by the instructor. You should carefully review each weeks’ schedule and budget your time tocomplete the assignment. Plan your private activities with these requirements in mind.3.
Have a backup plan if something terrible happens to your working computer. The classschedule can’t stop for individual equipment problems. Network or server problems are, of course, beyond your control and allowances will be made if these occur.4.
Follow the calendar for assignment/exam due dates.5.
Units (chapters) open on Mondays and close on Sundays.6.
There may be times that you are allowed to work 
in this class. See instructor for details.
There will be “virtual office hours.” We will use conferencing software to meet over ourcomputers – We can talk to each other, and I can demonstrate tasks through this software.
 A list of PowerPoint lectures can be located on the Course Calendar and in the specific Units of Study. Note that for each narrated PowerPoint lecture found in Blackboard there may also a“PDF Supplement.” This supplement is available for printing and note taking. You are requiredto review/listen to the lectures before you come to class discussion sessions and be prepared fora comprehensive discussion and practical application. In order to listen to the narratedPowerPoint, you must have speaker availability on your computer (USB headphones work great).
 You are required to participate in this online environment. In acampus class, there are many learning opportunities presented to you, such as class discussions, lectures, hands on activities. In theonline environment we have these activities too, but they requireinitiation by the student. In order to participate and get the fullestpossible out of the class you will need to do the following:
“We become what webehold. We shape our tools and then our toolsshape us.”  – Marshall McLuhan

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