California State University

College of Education

Course Syllabus

Course and Instructor Information

ETEC 546 Computer Based Technology in Education II

Totally Online

Instructor: Brian Newberry

Office: 324 Education Building

Office Hours: TBA, By Appointment

Phone: 909-537-7630



Wise Educator Statement

The College of Education of California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is dedicated to the development and support of wise, reflective professional educators who will work toward a just and diverse society that embraces democratic principles.  The wise teacher:



(College of Education Conceptual Framework, 2006)



Catalog Description

Introduction to computer applications, computer-based technology, computer-assisted instruction, programming and authoring languages, and teacher utility programs in educational settings. Meets IIB competencies for the professional credential. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory. (4 units).

Course Overview and/or Rationale


This course will engage learners in a variety of activities relating to the use of technology in education. Emphasis will be placed on providing frameworks and activity structures that can be adapted to a wide range of educational settings. Students will have opportunities to apply what they learn in realistic settings where possible.

Relevant Professional Standards


NCATE Program Standards for Educational Computing and Technology:


Standard 4.3 Information Access and Delivery

Candidates will implement information access and delivery resources in K-12 schools to support the curriculum.


Standard 4.5 Software/Hardware Selection, Installation, & Maintenance.

Candidates will identify and implement software in both classroom and administrative environments. They will investigate issues related to school/site planning, purchasing, and technology integration.


Standard 5.2 Teaching Methodology.

Candidates will apply effective methods and strategies for teaching the use of technology tools.


Standard 5.5 Managing the Change Process.

Candidates will demonstrate knowledge of strategies for and issues related to managing the change process in schools.


Course Goals/Objectives

ETEC 546 is a participatory class in which students will develop and/or enhance their ability to:

Learn new technologies.

Develop an ability to learn new technologies independently.

Become a more effective part of a technology leadership team in a school.

Expand their ability to discuss topics relevant to technology integration.

Identify, select and implement appropriate technology solutions.

Effectively use various technologies and online resources to support educational objectives.

Discuss current issues of educational policy related to the use of technology in education.


Course Requirements

Participants are expected to complete all assigned tasks. This class has been designed as an asynchronous online class. Participants must be self-motivated and disciplined.

Course Evaluation Plan


Module 1
Discussion - 10 points
Chapter Rankings and Topics - Completion 10 Points
Module Assessment - 50 Points

Module 2
Discussion - 10 points
Technological Literacy / Digital Literacy- 25 Points
Backup Plan - 10 Points
Module Assessment - 50 Points

Module 3
Discussion - 10 points
Transcript - 25 Points
Presentation 1 - 25 Points
Presentation 2 - 25 Points
Module Assessment - 50 Points

Module 4
Discussion - 10 points
Assignment - 10 Points
Module Assessment - 50 Points

Module 5
Discussion - 10 points
Hot or Not Report - 25 Points
Module Assessment - 50 Points


Total = 455 Points

95% to 100% = A
90% to 94% = A-
87% to 89% = B+
84% to 86% = B
80% to 83% = B-
77% to 79% = C+
74% to 76% = C
70% to 73% = C-
67% to 69% = D+
64% to 66% = D
60% to 63% = D-
Below 60% = F


If you are on financial aid:  Please be aware that receiving grads of F, I, NC, and WU may have an impact on your financial aid.  It is a student’s responsibility to maintain financial aid eligibility.



Bauerlein, M.(2011). The Digital Divide: Arguments for and Against Facebook, Google,Texting, and the Age of Social Networking. Tarcher, ISBN-13: 978-1585428861

Course Policies


Students in this course may use software and other resources including publicly available, commercial, and/or supported by advertising. Neither the University nor the instructor has any control over these technologies or the people who use them. Accordingly students may be exposed to advertising and/or inappropriate language/behavior that are not a part of the course design. Students are advised to use their own judgment during their use of such technologies.


This course is interactive in nature. Attendance at all class sessions and engaged participation in the activities is expected and necessary to the success of the class. Please plan to attend all sessions. If you are going to be significantly late arriving for, or absent from a session it is your responsibility to notify the instructor as soon as possible. Upon arriving at the class session please ensure that cell phones, pagers and other possible distractions are off.


Students are expected to do their own work and adhere to all University policies including those related to academic honesty and plagiarism as explained in the University catalog.


Students are expected to submit all assignments on or before the due date. A significant late penalty will be applied to any work turned in late.

Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience.  In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community.  Dimensions of diversity shall include, but are not limited to, the following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex/gender, disability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age. (from the CSU San Bernardino University Diversity Committee Statement of Commitment to Diversity, 1995)


In keeping with the university’s Commitment to Diversity, the faculty of the College of Education fully support the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Faculty will provide reasonable accommodation to any student with a disability who is registered with the Office of Services to Students with Disabilities and who needs and requests accommodation.  If you are in need of an accommodation for a disability in order to participate in this class, please let me know ASAP and also contact Services to Students with Disabilities at UH-183, (909)537-5238.



Course Calendar


Refer to the Course Schedule