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Office Technology

OAT 285W

Office Technology

OAT 285W

Course Description

Prerequisite: ENG 111 or OAT 151 either with a minumum grade of "C" and a minimum of 25 credit hours completed in Administrative Assistant program or permission of instructor. Introduces students to technological innovations in business and industry. Includes topics such as electronic communication, virtual conferencing, input technologies, collaboration, and information-sharing tools. Requires on-site visitations. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate an understanding of input technologies.

Objectives:

  • Create and edit documents produced with various input technologies.
  • Integrate the input technologies with other software.

Demonstrate an understanding of electronic communication technology.

Objectives:

  • Use electronic communication for in and out-of-class assignments.
  • Evaluate electronic communication and its practicality (internal/external), its ethics and legalities, and its interaction with other software.

Demonstrate an understanding of collaboration and information-sharing tools available online.

Objectives:

  • Schedule a meeting with an agenda using an online scheduling application.
  • Moderate an online brainstorming session.
  • Create an online poll and evaluate the online polling tool.

Demonstrate an understanding of phone etiquette.

Objectives:

  • Write a script for phone etiquette scenarios.
  • Practice phone etiquette through role-playing.

Demonstrate an understanding of virtual conferencing technology.

Objectives:

  • Participate in a virtual conferencing session.
  • Evaluate the practical usage of virtual conferencing.

Demonstrate an understanding of photo editing technology.

Objectives:

  • Learn the special features and operation of photo editing technology.
  • Incorporate images in in- and out-of- class assignments

Demonstrate an understanding of an online persona.

Objectives:

  • Create a professional virtual self.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional networking.
  • Create and manage an ePortfolio.

Demonstrate an understanding of eCommerce.

Objectives:

  • Research and evaluate an online transaction
  • Use the Internet to simulate a transaction.

Use technical writing skills to research business topics.

Objectives:

  • Utilize the Internet and written materials to research several office technologies.
  • Compose and format documented business reports to compare and/or evaluate office technologies.