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ELED 4260 Syllabus

Course Syllabus

ELED 4260 - Teaching and Learning for the Internet

3 Credit Hours

Course Information

Course Description:

This course focuses on Standards #4, 6, 11 of the Tennessee Teacher Licensure Standards for Teaching Strategies, Communication, and Technology. Also addresses as a secondary focus other noted professional standards --- #1 Discipline Taught, #2 Student Learning and Development, #3 Diverse Learners, #5 Learning Environment, #7 Planning, #8 Assessment and Evaluation, #9 Reflective Practitioner, #10 Colleagues, Parents and Community.

Course Outcomes:

The course is designed to meet the following goals:

  • to explore different perspectives by interacting with people, as well as, resources to learn what others have researched and noted about Internet usage in the literature
  •  to think critically about the issues, and gain a knowledge base that is useful for solving real world problems when teaching with the Internet
  •  to contribute to the learning of others in the class in a very active way by sharing thoughts, knowledge, resources, experiences, etc.
  • to engage in authentic types of learning experiences and produce projects that will be used by yourself as well as others.
Prerequisites & Co-requisites:


Course Topics:

The course has been designed into eleven(11) learning modules. [Each module presents an exciting adventure into the World Wide Web and the unlimited resources. Students will gain knowledge into the present and future technology of the Internet. Students will discover, explore, and create new web based Internet innovations.]

Specific Course Requirements:

Skilled in sending and receiving e-mails with attachments. Skilled in using a web browser to connect to websites (such as Internet Explorer, Netscape, etc.) Students will be required to complete a PowerPoint Presentation.

Textbooks, Supplementary Materials, Hardware and Software Requirements

Required Textbooks:

Please visit the Virtual Bookstore to obtain textbook information for this course. Move your cursor over the "Books" link in the navigation bar and select "Textbooks & Course Materials." Select your Program, Term, Department, and Course; then select "Submit."

Supplementary Materials:

 Columbia Guide to Online Style by Janice R. Walker and Todd Taylor Citation Styles Online 

Hardware and Software Requirements:

Minimum hardware requirements can be found here.

Minimum software requirements can be found here.

Common applications you might need:

Web Resources:

Purdue OWL Online Writing Lab (for APA, MLA, or Chicago style)

The Writing Center Online Writer's Handbook

Student Resources:
  • Technical support information can be found on the TN eCampus Help Desk page.
  • Smarthinking virtual tutoring is available FREE of charge. to access Smarthinking, visit the course homepage and select Smarthinking under Course Resources. You also view sample sessions to see what Smarthinking offers and how it works.
  • Information on other student issues or concerns can be located on the TN eCampus Student Resources page.

Instructor Information

Please see "Instructor Information" in the Getting Started Module for instructor contact information, virtual office hours, and other communication information. You can expect to receive a response from the instructor within 24-48 hours unless notified of extenuating circumstances.

Participation, Assessments, & Grading

Testing Procedures:

All exams and projects will be conducted online. No proctors required.

Grading Procedures:

Students will be graded on the following items that will reflect on their competencies of the eleven course modules plus the final project.

Each Module will be presented in this format:
Students will have seven days to complete each assignment.

  • Learning Objectives
  • Key Words/Concepts (Self-Test)
  • Online Reading Assignments / Online Discussions [10 pts.]
  • Internet Website Demonstrations / Beta Testing [10 pts.]
  • Assignments [25 pts.]
  • Quiz (based on Self-Test and Readings) [25 pts.]
  • Reflection (Educational Impact) [10 pts.]
  • Telecommunication Partners [10 pts.]
  • Bonus Points for Extra Work

100 points per module (total composite of 1100)
Final Project = 200
Total Points = 1300

Graduate Students will be required to complete an online research paper (10 pages) and an online Curriculum Plan

Grading Scale:

Grading Scale: (Students must complete all assignments for consideration of a final letter grade)

906 - belowF (conference with instructor to address the grade)
Assignments and Projects:

Student will complete eleven learning modules and design a final PowerPoint project

  • Module One: Internet Interactivities & Online Education
  • Module Two: Internet Technology / WebCT Management Tool
  • Module Three: Telecommunications Technology
  • Module Four: Surfing - Searching - Researching Online
  • Module Five: Internet Safety and Security
  • Module Six: Virtual Field Trips & Educational Live Cameras
  • Module Seven: Internet Educational Games
  • Module Eight: Internet Multimedia & Sensory Online
  • Module Nine: TeleLearning (Teach and Train Online)
  • Module Ten: Online Curriculum Design and Curriculum Resources
  • Module Eleven: Internet Innovations & Future Perspectives 

Final Project: Designing an Internet Project for Education 
(self creation / creativity) 

Students will establish four e-mail educational partners: 

  • (1) another classmate in the course 
  • (2) a senior citizen (to be assigned) 
  • (3) a professional in your field of work 
  • (4) personal choice
Class Participation:

Students must participate in all interactive aspects of the course. For example, students must communicate with other students via email, discussion board exchange. Students are expected to communicate with the instructor on a regular basis and check the course bulletin board frequently for announcements. Students must actively participate in threaded discussion events.

Late Policy:

Students must complete essays and other assignments on time. If students expect that an assignment will be late, they are responsible for notifying the instructor. Assignments more than a week late will not receive the full grading points.

Course Ground Rules

The following two statements (1., 2.) were derived from the TBR System-wide Student Rules document, released January 2012:


Read the document in its entirety here.

1. Standards of Conduct:

  • Students are required to adhere to the same professional, legal and ethical standards of conduct online as on campus. In addition, students should conform to generally accepted standards of "netiquette" while sending e-mail, posting comments to the discussion board, and while participating in other means of communicating online. Specifically, students should refrain from inappropriate and/or offensive language, comments and actions.

2. Review the TN eCampus Academic Integrity/Academic Honesty Policy:

  • In their academic activities, students are expected to maintain high standards of honesty and integrity. Academic dishonesty is prohibited.

Such conduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • an attempt by one or more students to use unauthorized information in the taking of an exam
  • to submit as one's own work, themes, reports, drawings, laboratory notes, computer programs, or other products prepared by another person,
  • or to knowingly assist another student in obtaining or using unauthorized materials.

Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited.

Students guilty of academic misconduct, either directly or indirectly through participation or assistance, are subject to disciplinary action through the regular procedures of the student’s home institution.  Refer to the student handbook provided by your home institution to review the student conduct policy.

In addition to other possible disciplinary sanctions that may be imposed, the instructor has the authority to assign an "F" or zero for an activity or to assign an "F" for the course.

Other Course Rules:

Students are expected to:

  • Participate in all aspects of the course
  • Communicate with other students
  • Learn how to navigate in Brightspace
  • Keep abreast of course announcements
  • Use the assigned course management (Brightspace) email address rather than a personal email address
  • Address technical problems immediately:
  • Observe course netiquette at all times.

Guidelines for Communications


  • Always include a subject line.
  • Remember without facial expressions some comments may be taken the wrong way. Be careful in wording your emails. Use of emoticons might be helpful in some cases.
  • Use standard fonts.
  • Do not send large attachments without permission.
  • Special formatting such as centering, audio messages, tables, html, etc. should be avoided unless necessary to complete an assignment or other communication.
  • Respect the privacy of other class members


  • Review the discussion threads thoroughly before entering the discussion. Be a lurker then a discussant.
  • Try to maintain threads by using the "Reply" button rather starting a new topic.
  • Do not make insulting or inflammatory statements to other members of the discussion group. Be respectful of other’s ideas.
  • Be patient and read the comments of other group members thoroughly before entering your remarks.
  • Be cooperative with group leaders in completing assigned tasks.
  • Be positive and constructive in group discussions.
  • Respond in a thoughtful and timely manner.


The Tennessee Virtual Library is available to all students enrolled in TN eCampus programs and courses. Links to library materials (such as electronic journals, databases, interlibrary loans, digital reserves, dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, and librarian support) and Internet resources needed by learners to complete online assignments and as background reading will be included within the course modules. To access the Virtual Library, go to the course homepage and select the Virtual Library link under Course Resources.

Students with Disabilities

Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable and necessary academic accommodations if determined eligible by the appropriate disability services staff at their home institution. Prior to granting disability accommodations in this course, the instructor must receive written verification of a student's eligibility for specific accommodations from the disability services staff at the home institution. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with their home institution's disability services staff and to follow the established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.

Syllabus Changes

The instructor reserves the right to make changes as necessary to this syllabus. If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the instructor will immediately notify students of such changes both by individual email communication and posting both notification and nature of change(s) on the course bulletin board.


The information contained in this syllabus is for general information purposes only. While we endeavor to keep this information up-to-date and accurate, there may be some discrepancies between this syllabus and the one found in your online course. The syllabus of record is the one found in your online course. Please make sure you read the syllabus in your course at the beginning of the semester. Questions regarding course content should be directed to your instructor.

Last Revised on July 12, 2021