Introduces: (a) psychological foundations of self-directed learning; (b) technology as a tool to obtain, organize, evaluate, manipulate, and present information; and (c) evaluation of technologies for use in education, including online/hybrid courses and collaborative learning.
(2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory) Letter grade only (A-F).
Introduction to operations, terminology, and components of computing systems. Introduction to computer applications including word processing, databases, and spreadsheets. Introduction to University e-mail systems and electronic searching.
Letter grade only (A-F).
Prerequisite/Corequisite: GE Foundation Category A1 Written English.
Cultivates critical thinking abilities in conjunction with the use of computer technology. Introduces basic hands-on computer skills to facilitate critical thinking and learning. Critically examines the use of computer technology in academic and personal lives.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory)