“Imagine a school with children that can read or write,
with teachers who cannot, and you have a metaphor
of the Information Age in which we live.”
module was designed to give students a sense of how to create a Web page
with interactive elements, using basic Microsoft Office 2000 applications,
such as Word and Excel. In a technology driven society, students need
such technological knowledge and skills to become more competitive in
the workplace. Numerous available technologies provide for a learning
environment in which problem solving, independent learning, and creativity
can be encouraged. Through a variety of interrelated activities that incorporate
Microsoft Office 2000 tools, students will learn how such tools can be
utilized to create a technological innovation for the development of collaboration.
As stated by John Kenneth Galbraith, “Technology is the systematic
application of scientific or other organized knowledge to practical tasks”
(p. 20, Anglin, 1995).
and Teaching Methodology:
activities in this module are based upon:
Student level (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
2. Computer Mediated Communication (CMC)
to Content Interaction
to Student Interaction
to Instructor Interaction
availability and budget
4. Computer-based activities
5. Classroom time for independent learning
6. Faculty instruction style (traditional vs. facilitative)
Face-to-face instruction in the classroom
2. Online for use in the classroom
3. Online course
this module students will:
how a word processing application can be used to create a Web page.
how interactivity can be integrated with a Web page.
exposed to Microsoft Office 2000 Word and Excel applications.
a collaborative approach to learning.
critical thinking skills.
scientific knowledge to practical tasks.
use the module in an existing technology course.
2. Can use the module as a beginning lesson in a Web design course.
3. Can pick and choose computer-based activities in the classroom.
4. Can assign paper/computer-based activities as homework.
5. Stands as the facilitator of online instruction.
work independently in a self-paced manner.
2. May work cooperatively in groups.
3. Exhibits control over their learning in an online environment.
from the following module components: