College of Mount St. Vincent

Teacher Learner Center

TLC Course (45 hrs.) Syllabus-Year One- 2001

For College Professors.

I-Making Teaching even easier with the third arm of Education; Technology

Computer Basics, CPU speed, Ram speed, Storage peripherals (zip disk, cd-rw, internet),

Scanners, digital cameras, monitor projectors, DVD and DVD-rom.

II- File and Folder basics for Teachers (MAC or PC) 

Using My Computer and the old Explorer programs to read disks, hard drives and cd-roms.

Making folders, copying, cutting, deleting and pasting files and folders.

Saveas vs save features

Making backups on cd-rom-rw, zip disks and Internet.

III-e-mail and electronic communication for teachers

Types of e-mail programs

Using the e-mail at CMSV.

Making an attachment.

Requiring a receipt

Sending free e-mail notes and greeting cards

Making a class group mailing list.

Using the group mailing list in


Across the Internet IMing.

Bulleting Boards


Cookies and databases on the Internet

IV- The Internet and the Teacher/Professor of the 21st Century

Access time is everything

Instant information access and printout. One minute or less test.

Internet Drivers Test– metaphor of an auto driving tests, including Parallel parking, U-turn, Getting the signals right, speeding, etc.

The battle of Microsoft Explorer Browser and Netscape.

Search engines.  Project in collecting the top 20 Search engines and documenting their strengths and weaknesses.


Bots and specialty search engines

How to research properly and quickly. Knowing when to change the search.

Saving pictures from the internet: Right button, Save Picture as..

Looking at source code on the internet

Saving Text from the internet: several approaches, Save the entire website in .html or highlight the text, copy and paste into Word and Save.

New emphasis in Office 2000 suite programs hyperlinking  within a document to the internet. XP Office 2000 will take that internet access even further.

Web Publishing in about an hour for Professors (MAC or PC)

Why Web Publishing for Professors?

To allow slower learners, students with learning disabilities and or language barriers such as Hispanic students, Chinese and other foreign born to have another source to get class notes or materials. Web Sites can be a great form of communication and course support for students.

Using Microsoft Publisher 2000/XP (XP will be released in the fall of 2001) it is possible to create a Web Site using the Web Wizard in five minutes. The harder part is putting in the content for students and the most difficult part in less than an hour is ftp or publishing to the internet. Uploading a web site folder to a host ISP on the internet.

Free HOST ISPs on the Internet:

*for AOL members 2 meg free per screen name at

Hosting on an Intra-net in the CMSV Lan system.

With an assigned Directory on the college LAN system it is easy with the Administrator password or instructor access password to copy and paste a web site folder to a directory on the LAN system. This way the Web Site is accessible only within the college LAN system on campus. No access is available through the internet this way and viruses are reduced to nothing and hacker problems are reduced to nil.

Using an inexpensive commercial Host ISP.

When using Frontpage 2000/XP the extensions making publishing to the internet difficult. Few free sites can handle the .htm extension or the special components in dhtml found in Frontpage.

When you want to remove any ads and the hassle of contacting a web site to ftp a file or files a commercial site for only $7.95 a month is available. and many other low cost dependable host sites are available.

Getting Started with Publisher 2000/XP

What works for Professors is a program that can develop a web site quickly and without a major effort. Publisher 2000/XP is perfect for that reason. It provides a template, walks you through an easy wizard program and creates 1-5 pages in just a few minutes.

Using the Publisher 2000/XP Web Wizard

Adding or changing colors, adding sound, adding a form, choices of templates and automatic navigation links.

Editing the content first

Activating the navigation links to each page and back to the main page. Save.

Save as a WEB site in .html.

Open the Web Publish Program and ftp the folder up to the internet.

Two page Web-converting from Professor’s Notes

Five page Web-Converting from Professor’s Notes, Feed-back form, URL link page and course outline page.

Adding features:  Web Page Counter  to keep track of the number of visitors. Frames for Text. 

Shadow effects

Graphics, clipart and pictures

Hyper-linking pages, bookmark or anchoring, e-mail, outside links and other links.

A little about .html and cutting and pasting of Java or Java script into .html script.

Error checking

Word 2000/XP for the Professor (MAC and PC)

Alternative instructional techniques using Word.

A Professor who can type fast it is conceivable to actually type the notes while talking on a computer and project the notes on the movie screen.

Another useful technique is to print out the notes for the class using Word and hand them out before the class to help students who are having learning difficulties, language barriers or who are slow in note taking.

A hyper-link to a web site right in the notes allows a Professor to divert off to an information site on the internet as part of the class instruction.

Word basics that are helpful in note typing, letters, syllabus and curriculum materials.

Use of Word Tables for definitions, words, menus, listings

Graphics in Word, Inserting clipart and pictures.

Word Art for headings and special effect such as the Marcella technique.

Templates for Word

Macros for Word.

How to make a hyper-link in Word or e-mail link.

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