found here include learning modules on classroom technology and online teaching topics as well as information about available professional development workshops.
NEW! Introduction to Computer Ethics
Susan Upshaw, an instructor of computer science at Del
Mar College, created this module which introduces the field of ethics
broadly and then narrows the focus to its application within the study
of computer science. The readings and activities ask that students examine
the intersection between technology and society. How do groups of people
determine what is right and what is wrong? How do ethics change as technology
Wireless Security Technology
Luis Perez of Southwest Texas Junior College and Audrone Matutis of Houston Community College-Northwest developed this module on network security for broadband
networks to explain the tools that should be used to prevent and/or detect threats
to these networks. These tools, and the skills needed to use them, can be used to address WLAN security issues in education, business, and government settings.
Signal Processor Emulation
Dr. Scott Gehman of Houston Community College's Audio Recording and Filmmaking program created this module to help students learn to operate common signal processors using "plug-in" models found in audio recording software such as Digital Performer. Many audio files for analysis are provided.
Computer Attacks and Prevention
This module by Steve Smith, El Paso Community College, is designed to give students an understanding of the most common types of computer attacks and ways to limit exposure to them.
This module by Steve Smith, El Paso Community College, will help students identify key technologies associated with convergence and the competencies
necessary for convergence technologists.
A self-study module by Joe Old, El Paso Community College, that offers
faculty a user-friendly guide for gaining quick access to powerful instructional
technology. A painless and fun look at technology tools you can begin
using in your classroom today!
Build Your Own Class Web
You can give your students practical experiences, teach them about the
World Wide Web, and let them construct their own web pages while learning
HTML basics. Under your supervision, your students will be able
design the class web page, as well as their own page, using resources
provided in this web-based module.
E-Packs for Local Colleges
Three course e-packs are available for delivery by your local Texas community
or technical college. The e-packs are free to the colleges who may also
join the Internet Teachers Consortium in order to contribute to and receive
- Preparing to Teach Online
If you are truly at a beginning level here’s your chance to learn basics such as how to search the Internet, do online chats, manage your e-mail resources and create your own Web pages. In other words, the foundation skills for an online class.
- Putting Your Course Online
Once you possess basic Web skills, this class will help you build the deliverable components of an online course.
- Advanced Internet Teaching Methods
In this course, participants explore advanced Web interaction techniques, audio and video streaming, online PowerPoint and much, much more.
Check with your own institution's
VCT coordinator to determine the dates a particular course may be offered
on your campus. If your college is not teaching a course this semester,
you may be able find another college teaching the same class through the