Course Descriptions

Electronic Technology in the Educational Environment - ETEC 1101


This course is an introduction to using personal computers to communicate with individuals and groups and to locate, analyze, organize, and present information. Emphasis is on exploring the role of technology in present, and future learning experiences. Topics include the digital divide, hardware, software, the internet and networks, privacy and security, and intellectual property in cyberspace. Students will use their practical technology skills to create formatted word-processed documents and an electronic presentation.

Name Office Phone Email
Terri Brown East Georgia State College
Kit Carson South Georgia State College
Ervin Howard University of North Georgia
Barbara McKenzie University of West Georgia
Autumn Schaffer Moore Gordon State College
Jim Wilkison University of North Georgia
John Williams University of North Georgia

Credit Hours


  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.

Free Textbook

  • Open educational resources (OER)

Course Equivalency

After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Become effective users of technology.
  • Develop an understanding of the social implications of emerging technologies.
  • Utilize electronic technologies to conduct research.
  • Critically evaluate the quality and relevance of Internet-based information resources.
  • Select appropriate technologies and methods to compile, analyze, organize, and present relevant information effectively.
  • Recognize the role of technology in lifelong learning.
  • Unit 1: Introduction to Information Systems
  • Unit 2: Hardware, Software & Data
  • Unit 3: Networking & Communication
  • Unit 4: Security & the Role of People in Information Systems
  • Unit 5: Globalization, the Digital Divide & Net Neutrality
  • Unit 6: Legal & Ethical Aspects of Information Systems and Future Trends

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Attendance - 1%
  • Quizzes - 34%
  • Participation & Discussion - 20%
  • Assignments 20%
  • Video Presentation – Major Project - 10%
  • Final Exam - 15%

Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint

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