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'Business ideas and the Internet' is one of several fall ICN courses from UI

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Exploring the Internet for profitable business ideas is the goal of a new University of Iowa course offered throughout the state on Iowa's fiber-optic network this fall.

"Data Product Design and Development" will be available at sites throughout Iowa Aug. 25 to Oct. 13.

The class is one of several credit courses offered by the UI Division of Continuing Education, and the UI Colleges of Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and Nursing over the Iowa Communications Network (ICN). The system allows students at all sites to see, hear and talk with the instructor leading the class and with students at all sites.

"Data Product Design and Development" is an upper-level, two-credit-hour class offered by the College of Business Administration in cooperation with the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Education Center. Students will learn what information is available on the Internet, government sources and database companies; look at privacy and accuracy issues of creating and selling information; and develop a business idea for creating and selling information.

The course meets from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays, beginning Aug. 25 at these sites: Algona, Charles City, Davenport, Eagle Grove, Keokuk, Milford-Okoboji, Sheldon and the University of Iowa.

Courses offered on the ICN are intended for students with an educational, professional or personal interest in the topics covered. Courses meet requirements for the Iowa Regents Universities' Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) degree and are available for graduate credit as well as professional development credit.

People interested in enrolling do not need to be registered in a UI program to take classes.

Tuition is $107 a credit hour for undergraduates and $170 an hour for graduate credit.

Other courses this fall include:

-- "Teaching of Adults," an upper-level, three-credit-hour course offered by the College of Education that looks at the history, strategies, philosophies and other issues of teaching adult learners. The course meets from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Aug. 28 until Dec. 18 at these sites: Bettendorf, Cedar Falls, Charles City, Council Bluffs, Dubuque, Greenfield, Guttenberg, Johnston, Keokuk, Marhalltown, Ottumwa, Sheldon, Sioux City, Spencer, Webster City, Story City and the University of Iowa.

-- "The Community College," an upper-level, three-credit-hour course offered by the College of Education that explores the functions, history, administration and other issues of the postsecondary institution. The course meets from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Aug. 26 until Dec. 16 at these sites: Bettendorf, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Dubuque, Estherville, Fort Dodge, Fort Madison, Greenfield, Johnston, Manly, Marshalltown, Ottumwa, Waterloo, and the University of Iowa.

-- "Evaluation," an upper-level, three-credit-hour course offered by the College of Education that focuses on evaluation methods in community college programs. The course meets from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, beginning Aug. 25 until Dec. 15 at these sites: Bettendorf, Council Bluffs, Creston, Dubuque, Estherville, Fort Dodge, Marshalltown, Mason City, Newton, Ottumwa, Sheldon, Sioux City, Waterloo, West Burlington and the University of Iowa.

-- "Strategic Marketing and Institutional Development," a graduate-level, three-credit-hour course offered through the College of Education that explores marketing concepts for higher education organizations. The course meets from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 27 until Dec. 17 at these sites: Bettendorf, Council Bluffs, Creston, Dubuque, Estherville, Fort Dodge, Marshalltown, Mason City, Newton, Ottumwa, Sheldon, Sioux City, Waterloo, West Burlington and the University of Iowa.

-- "Introduction to Statistical Methods," an upper-level, three-credit-hour course offered by the College of Education. The course meets from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Fridays and from noon to 2:30 p.m. on the following days: Aug. 29-30; Sept. 19-20; Oct. 3-4; Oct. 17-18; Nov. 7-8; Nov. 14-15; Dec. 5-6; and Dec. 12-13. The course meets at these sites: Bettendorf, Council Bluffs, Dubuque, Emmetsburg, Keokuk, Ottumwa, Sheldon, West Des Moines, and the University of Iowa.

-- "Methods: Children with Physical Disabilities/Methods for Teaching Students with Physical Disabilities and Health Impairments," an upper-level, three-credit-hour course offered through the College of Education and designed by staff of the University Hospital School. The course meets from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Aug. 28 until Dec. 18 at these sites: Ackley, Algona, Ames, Anita, Bedford, Bettendorf, Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Clear Lake, Clinton, Council Bluffs, Creston, Cylinder, Dubuque, Fort Dodge, Iowa City, Johnston, LeGrand, LeMars, Orange City, Ottumwa, Sioux Center, St. Ansgar, Storm Lake, Waverly and the University of Iowa.

-- "Science Education: Issues, History and Rationale," a graduate-level, three-credit-hour course offered through the College of Education. The course meets from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, beginning Aug. 25 until Dec. 22 at these sites: Council Bluffs, Dubuque, Eldridge, Emmetsburg, Ottumwa, West Burlington and the University of Iowa.

-- "Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Models," a graduate-level, three-credit-hour course offered through the College of Education and focusing on science education. The course meets from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Aug. 26 until Dec. 16 at these sites: Council Bluffs, Davenport, Emmestburg, Ottumwa, Peosta, Sioux City and the University of Iowa.

-- "Science Education Seminar," a graduate-level, one-credit-hour course offered through the College of Education. The course meets from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Aug. 28 until Dec. 18 at these sites: Algona, Burlington, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Dubuque, Emmetsburg, Johnston, Ottumwa, Sioux Center, Sioux City and the University of Iowa.

-- "Current Topics in Librarianship: Marketing of Libraries and Information Centers," a graduate-level, multi-credit-hour course offered through the College of Liberal Arts. The course meets from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays, beginning Aug. 25 until Dec. 8.

-- "Library Materials for Children," a graduate-level, three-credit-hour course offered through the College of Liberal Arts. The course meets from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 27 until Dec. 10 at these sites: Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Sioux City, Waterloo and the University of Iowa.

-- "Introduction to Nursing Informatics and Technology," a graduate-level, three-credit-hour course offered through the College of Nursing. The course meets from 4:30 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 27 until Dec. 17 at these sites: Bettendorf, Council Bluffs, Decorah, Mason City and the University of Iowa.

-- "Informatics Tools for Health Care Decision Support," a graduate-level, three-credit-hour course on the use of communications networks, computer and health care databases to enhance the care and treatment of patients offered through the College of Nursing. The course meets from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Aug. 28 until Dec. 18 at these sites: Ames and Waterloo.

ICN sites may be subject to change and some sites may be added, depending on availability and interest.

For more information, contact Off-Campus Courses and Programs, The University of Iowa, 116 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242; call toll-free: 1-800-272-6430; fax: (319) 335-2001; email: credit-programs@uiowa.edu; World Wide Web: http://www.uiowa.edu/~ccp

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