STATE UNIVERSITY of NEW YORK (SUNY)
Department of Information and Communication Technology
PARP 140: Introduction to Technology in Education
- Course Syllabus -
Dr. Anthony Betrus: Instructor
Credit: Three semester hours
Time: 5:00 - 8:15 Thursdays [Jan 26], [Feb 2, 16], [March 2, 9, 23, 30], [April 6, 20, 27] [May 4, 11]
Location: Flag 162
Purpose: This course provides an introduction to various computer applications in education, including word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation, and multimedia software.
Textbook: Although there is no textbook requirement, there are technology requirements (see digital storage below).
Attendance: Daily attendance is required of all students, as the content of daily class discussions can not be obtained in any other way than attending class. Class participation constitutes a significant portion of the overall course grade, and class attendance is a prerequisite for class participation. Starting with the second class missed, each class missed will result in a .3 drop in maximum overall grade (eg. 2 misses = max 3.7, 3 misses = max 3.3, etc...)
Digital Storage: It is strongly recommended that each student purchase a USB Pendrive, with at least 256mb capacity.
Computer Use: As a class we will be using the Windows computers in Flagg 162.
Assignments: To be determined in class.
Plagiarism: This course adheres to the College's policy on academic honesty as stated in the Undergraduate Catalog. Plagiarism may lead to grade reduction, course failure, or expulsion from school.
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Course Schedule: TBA
|Jan 26||Course Introduction. E-mail (Group Story Telling, forwarding story to others in class to write the next part until finished).|
|Feb 2||The Internet and Web Browsers, Mozilla Firefox, finding and downloading pictures from the internet. Changing the desktop image. Basic File Management including: Folder Creation, Subfolders, Use of Removable Storage.|
|Feb 16||Basic Microsoft Word. Basic Computer Components. Cut, Copy, Paste, Undo, Move, MSPaint. 20 Questions Online|
|March 2||Microsoft Word Continued. Gathering images from the Internet and including them in a 1-page flier in Word.|
|March 9||Basic PowerPoint. 5 slide show created with 1 picture per slide.|
|March 23||Basic PowerPoint: Adding sounds to PowerPoint from Clip Organizer, CD, and the Internet|
|March 30||PowerPoint slidewhow, start to finish.|
|April 6||Desktop Publshing Project #2|
|April 20||Desktop Publishing Critiques|
|April 27||Basic Computer Graphics with Gimp|
|May 4||E-Mail Attachments. Business Letters.|
Office: Satterlee Hall 212
Phone: (315) 267-2670