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Electronic Technology in the Educational Environment - ETEC 1101

Description

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.


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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.
  • Welcome/Course Orientation
  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Information Systems
  • Unit 2 – Hardware, Software, & the Internet
  • Unit 3 – Networks & Communication
  • Unit 4 – Online Security and the Role of People in Technology
  • Unit 5 – Globalization, The Digital Divide, and Net Neutrality
  • Unit 6 – Ethics and Law in Cyberspace & Future Trends

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

  • Discussion/Participation - 30%
  • Projects/Assignments - 30%
  • Quizzes - 25%
  • Proctored Final Exam - 15%

Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint

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