The purpose of ED 237 is to give students essential computer skills in four major areas:
ED 237 is NOT a beginning technology course. You must have a basic familiarity with your computer's operating system (Mac or Windows), including knowing how to create folders, open, copy and save files, use a web browser, and set up and use e-mail for communications. If you are not competent in these areas, please seek out instruction in your area that can help you with these skills before you enroll in ED 237.
The course is divided into the four modules above with each module being offered for one-half credit. Each module may optionally be challenged once. Course modules not successfully challenged must be completed. See Challenging ED 237 (below) for more information about challenges.
Successful completion (or challenge) of ED 237 is a prerequisite for all technology-based classes in the School of Education.
To complete the required assignments for ED 237, you must have access to the following software:
Microsoft Works, Google Docs, WordPerfect, iWork, OpenOffice, or similar "office-compatible" programs are NOT acceptable alternatives at this time.
ED 237 is a prerequisite for all technology classes in the School of Education. You may either enroll in ED 237 (which entitles you to help from the instructors) or you may challenge ED 237 by completing the modules on your own without help from the instructors. In either case, you will have full access to all of the online instructional materials for all modules.
To challenge ED 237, you must complete all of the tasks in each module correctly and submit them to the instructors for evaluation. You do not need to take a "test" on the material and you do not need a proctor to oversee your challenge. You do need to be aware of the following: