Computers in Education
LTEC 4100

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Syllabus | Schedule

Course Overview/Objectives

This survey course will introduce experienced educators to the extensive field of educational technology. Topics covered in this course will be areas that impact or have the potential to impact educators working in the classroom environment. Special emphasis will be placed on constructing relevant and appropriate instructional environments.

The objectives for this course include the opportunity for students to analyze computer uses in education. In addition students should gain knowledge in the selection of educational software, feel comfortable modeling an educational presentation system, understand the integration of technology into the classroom and the use of other electronic sources for educational classroom resources. Students will develop a unit portfolio.



Garry Mayes
Phone: 940.565.4744
Office: MH 218Q
Office Hours: Tue / Thur 10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Course Website:

Course Goals

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify various kinds of media resources and discuss how they can be integrated effectively into the learning process, with particular emphasis in your content area;
  2. employ technology to collaborate and communicate;
  3. use software tools that will enhance your teaching and facilitate learning in the classroom
  4. apply technology in a standards-based lesson designed to develop students' higher order thinking skills.


I highly recommend you buy a USB key drive/jumpdrive/flash drive that plugs directly into a Mac keyboard or PC USB port. A 1 GB drive typically runs around $20, and will be more than adequate for the needs of this course. These can be purchased at most electronics stores or bookstores.


CECS/LTEC 1100 (may be taken concurrently with consent of department)
This course is intended to be an introductory instructional computing course for preservice or inservice teachers.You will need to be familiar with intermediate word processing and fundamental telecommunications skills of using electronic mail and the World Wide Web. If you are not familiar with these areas please talk with your instructor about steps in bringing you up to speed.

Course Policies

  • Attendance and punctuality are professional behaviors expected of educators. Educational technology is not "doing computer projects"--it is much more. Hence, you need to be here for class discussions and learning activities. Although attendance will not be taken, in-class activities will be given at random and will count for a significant part of your grade. You will not be allowed to make them up.
  • You are expected to conform to all policies of the University of North Texas and work within the honor code.
  • Having a classroom with technology in front of us is not the norm...yet. So to make our classroom environment more conducive to learning for everyone there are a few suggested behaviors that would be appreciated. Students are expected to observe classroom etiquette and common courtesy to the instructor and fellow classmates
    • Pagers, cell phones, and other electronic devices should be silenced during class. If you receive an emergency communication, please excuse yourself from the room to take care of it.Playing computer games, instant messaging, and checking email during class are considered rude. Refrain from being rude.Surfing the Internet should only happen during class when in-class activities involve the computer.While it is not only distracting to the instructor to see your face glowing green from the reflection of solitaire, it may be an annoyance to your classmates. It is my experience that students who are checking their email, making flight arrangements on the Internet, playing solitaire, IM-ing, or working on assignments for other classes miss important information. Please turn off your monitors when class begins until you are instructed to turn them on.
    • The printer is very noisy. It is rude behavior to get up during class to walk to the printer. Please do not print anything during class except when we are working on in-class activities.

    Although final projects are being assigned rather than a final exam, attending the last class is very important. Students missing the last class will take a final exam in lieu of their attendance.



  • You are responsible for the chapter assignments even if they are not covered in lecture.
  • Workload for LTEC 4100: Like all college courses, expect to spend 2-3 hours outside of class for each hour spent in class. In other words, you should expect to spend 6-9 hours each week outside of class completing readings, assignments, and hands-on computer time in addition to the 3 hours you are in class.


  • Assessment in this course is based on project-based learning. There will be major assignments, some chapter quizzes, and several in-class exercises and homework assignments. The in-class exercises are to be turned in on the day they are assigned or no credit will be given. The homework assignments are due as indicated in the schedule.


  • Assignments are tied to specific lessons in the class.
  • Points are credited to each assignment based on timeliness, effort and level of completion, creativity/originality and technical proficiency. Late assignments are those that are turned in after the beginning of class on the day in which they are due. Assignments turned in late will receive only half credit. Assignments turned in more than two weeks late will not receive credit.




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Database Inquiry





Grade Letter
Below 60

Dropping a Course

To drop a course, follow these instructions. It is the student's responsibility to initiate procedures for dropping a course (either with or without instructor consent) before the deadlines outlined in the Schedule of Classes.

Required Materials

Textbook: Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching (4th or 5th Ed.), by M.D. Roblyer, Pearson Education.

EEO/ADA Statement

EEO/ADA: The University of North Texas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or disabled veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment policies. Please see me outside of class to make any arrangements involving special accommodations.

Cheating: Plagiarism and cheating are serious offenses which may be punished by any of the following:
1. failure on the exam, project or paper
2. failure in the course, or
3. expulsion from the University of North Texas

For more information on EEO/ADA or academic dishonesty, please refer to your current Undergraduate Catalog.

Eagle Connect Account

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