Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
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Discover how technology can empower your to communicate and educate in a digital world.
Learning technologies continue to change the face of learning and training internationally, nationally, regionally and statewide. The degree programs in the Department of Learning Technologies are nationally and internationally known for preparing future educators and technology professionals to advance knowledge of technology tools and their applications. Faculty members within the department continue this leadership role through scholarship, grant acquisition, teaching and service activities. A minor in Computer Education will help equip future educators, trainers, coaches, and mentors with technology solutions to enhance learning.

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Why Earn a Computer Education Minor?

The program in learning technologies offers a minor in computer education, as well as a number of elective and service courses designed to enhance the preparation of classroom teachers and corporate professionals by providing opportunities for them to learn about and integrate technology.

The Computer Education minor can help you develop essential skills to use technology to educate students or team members, communicate using technology and enhance your leadership skills in business or other industries.

Computer Education Minor Highlights

Students will have access to research and computer labs equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
SURGE Lab is a University of North Texas research lab dedicated to advancing research in VR, AR, MR, and XR.
Team Science (TSci) focuses on team science issues in the workplace, utilizing evidence-based research to help organizations better deal with complex problems and human resources while operating in interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and global environments.
The degree programs of the Department of Learning Technologies are nationally and internationally known for preparing future educators and technology professionals to advance knowledge of technology tools and their applications.

IITTL, TCET, and iCAN Research Centers are integrated with this minor and the Learning Technologies BAS program.

Computer Education Minor Courses You Could Take

Computer Graphics in Education and Training (3 hrs)
Application of computer graphics to the preparation of multimedia and web-based materials. Includes principles of graphics communication, concepts in computer graphics, graphics input systems, graphics manipulation software, and graphics output systems.
Web Authoring (3 hrs)
Creation of web-based materials incorporating text, graphics, and multimedia elements. Emphasis on use of standards-based technologies for creating content for web-based delivery.
Principles of Training and Development (3 hrs)
Investigates the design, delivery and evaluation of training and development programs. The relationship of modern technology and training theories are addressed.
Technology Integration (3 hrs)
Computers in education; computer topics covered in formal and informal learning. Motivation and objectives in computer education; some programming language. Instructional uses of the computer, topics in curriculum integration.
Technical Presentation Skills (3 hrs)
Emphasis on technical presentation skills and electronic presentation media commonly utilized in training and development. Topics such as developing an audience profile, arranging facilities, topic introduction techniques, questioning and summary strategies are addressed.
Surviving the Information Age (3 hrs)
A collegiate guide to Internet resources and information procurement. Topics include: connecting to UNT resources, peripheral selection and use, tips for purchasing and using application software, an overview of graphics software, applications of the Internet, HTML code, methods of establishing an Internet connection, netcasting, voice and video conferencing, PC-based troubleshooting techniques, electronic research, and information processing using the Internet.

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