eCourse Description:  Integrating Technology into Your Classroom








This is a rigorous instructor-led course intended exclusively for educators and educational administrators who want to integrate technology tools into their everyday classroom experience (not just in the computer labs on computer day!).  


If either of the American Heritage Dictionary definitions below describes you, then you belong in this course!


ed·u·ca·tor   (j-ktr) n.
  1. One trained in teaching; a teacher.
    1. A specialist in the theory and practice of education.
    2. An administrator of a school or an educational institution.

Class Guidelines

I have been the primary instructor for face-to-face and online renditions of this course for over three years.  The best classroom strategies and lesson plans have developed as a result of intense reflection and discussion.  Many past course participants have successfully developed projects that greatly enhance the level of learning in their classrooms, using technology tools.  Educators and administrators have publicly acknowledged the effectiveness of this results-focused professional development course.


Past course participants have lauded these courses as “safe learning incubators” in which they could brainstorm, strategize, exchange/share ideas, debate, and reflect.


This course is successful because of its most important dynamic -- communication.  Communication can only thrive in an environment where honesty, respect, trust, discretion, and CONFIDENTIALITY exist. Class Guidelines have therefore been established to promote appropriate communication.

  1. be honest

  2. be thoughtful

  3. be respectful

  4. be creative

  5. exercise discretion (what’s communicated within this course stays within this course (loose lips will sink your ship… if I am aware that any participant has broken our confidentiality clause-you get expelled).

The threaded discussions will enhance “thought,” and are therefore very important in this course.  Not only is designing and developing your classroom project important, offering feedback and support to your classmates (and instructors) is equally important.


During this course you will

  • learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to support your lessons
  • observe how colleagues use the internet to enhance classroom instruction and conduct research
  • observe how colleagues use the computer to enhance classroom instruction
  • integrate computer technology strategies to enhance the learning in your own classrooms
  • work independently to design a project using Microsoft PowerPoint and other applications
  • work collaboratively to design a project using Microsoft PowerPoint and other applications



The primary course instructor is Sheila Gatling, with Gina Stevens assisting.  You will also benefit from interactions with experienced guest instructors. 




Duration:     14 days (est. 30-40 hours)
Start Date:  Sun 06/23/2002

End Date:    Sat 07/06/2002




                      $  50 (US$)




Just like in the traditional college setting, you must first register before you enroll in specific courses, the same holds true in the world of online learning.  Your very first assignment will be to register at the eCollege, then pay your tuition, finally enrolling in your course.  We suggest that you print out this page of instructions now for reference during the registration, payment, and enrollment process.

  1. Register for eLearning Campus @ eCollege:
Before you can enroll in the Integrating Technology into Your Classroom Course course, you must first register at eCollege click the following link to create a username and password.

The creation of your user name is quick and easy. You will click the “Create a Username and Password” button to begin. There you will be asked for first name, last name, primary e-mail address, and a password of your choosing.

  1. Then, return to this page to pay your tuition by credit card (Visa/MasterCard) on the PayPal secure server
  1. Finally, enroll in Integrating Technology into Your Classroom Course

Our system has generated a unique Open Enrollment ID for your course. Upon confirmation of payment, you will be e-mailed the unique Enrollment ID which you will enter into the Enrollment ID input area after you sign-in at