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Introduction to Computers for Teachers

3 Credits
Tailored for the computer novice, this course provides the background, concepts and basic skills needed to become a productive and confident computer user. Easy to understand explanations, illustrations and step-by-step hands-on exercises make 'Introduction to Computers for Teachers' a painless way to learn the basics or brush up your skills. The course progresses from 'Where is the ON switch?' and 'How does the Internet work?' to using word processors, spreadsheets and computer graphics programs. The presentation is logical and easy to follow. Extensive glossaries, history, and an educational perspective adds depth and meaning. Both Macintosh and Windows are covered in the course workbook and companion website.

Upon registering, the instructor will mail physical course materials at no additional cost. All assignments may be completed without classroom participation. Instructor support is always readily available by email and phone. Additional information at:

This course is applicable towards the Technology Skills for Educators Certificate.

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Steve Young

Just as my mother lived from the dawn of the airplane to watching men walk on the moon, I’ve witnessed the computer shrink in size from a locomotive to a fingernail; from costing more than a house to less than a pair of shoes. In 35 years I’ve worked as a teacher, lecturer, trainer, and technology coordinator, always striving to find the best way to teach. If a pencil does the job, use a pencil. Simple. But the world is not simple, and there are things students need to comprehend that require a depth of knowledge best reached through the power of technology. Never before have I seen so many teachers marvel at how technology has enhanced their classroom - it’s still fun to watch the light bulbs go on!