Course Number and Title: ESL 031 Technology Skills for ESL
This course introduces English as a Second Language (ESL) students with a variety of technology concepts, tools, and skills for academic and professional success. Students learn basic computer terminology, keyboarding, MYDTCC, email communication, Internet searching, mobile apps, social media, e-portfolio compositions, and common programs used for academic and professional settings.
- Demonstrate proficient computer use and knowledge of basic terminology. (CCC 2, 5, 6)
- Employ word processing software to create, edit, and share original documents. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5)
- Use the Delaware Tech portal and learning management system to access college information and course materials. (CCC 1, 2, 5)
- Use the Delaware Tech email system to create, organize, and access emails. (CCC 1, 4, 5)
- Evaluate Internet search engines and other tools to gather and use information found online. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5, 6)
- Compare and contrast a variety of mobile applications and social media platforms for academic use. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
- Perform basic operation of common computer programs used in academic and professional settings. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5, 6)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Demonstrate proficient computer use and knowledge of basic terminology.
- Describe basic components of a computer using appropriate English terminology.
- Discuss function and capability of computers in an academic and professional setting.
- Explain how computers are used to supplement learning in the classroom.
- Employ word processing software to create, edit, and share original documents.
- Demonstrate typing skills using a standard American keyboard.
- Create and edit documents using word processing software.
- Save documents to computer, networks, and portable media.
- Retrieve saved and downloaded documents. Use the Delaware Tech portal and learning management system to access college information and course materials.
- Operate web browser to log on to the MyDTCC portal with appropriate credentials.
- Identify campus calendar and announcements.
- Recognize and employ MyDTCC resources from the toolkit provided to accomplish academic and administrative tasks.
- Use the Delaware Tech email system to create, organize, and access emails.
- Access MyDTCC to navigate to the Delaware Tech email system.
- Discuss the purpose, use, and conventions of communication by email.
- Identify, construct, and reproduce accurate email addresses.
- Compose appropriate email messages for selected recipients.
- Organize and reply to emails with timely and appropriate responses.
- Attach documents and other files to email messages.
- Evaluate Internet search engines and other tools to gather and use information found online.
- Discuss basic Internet safety and security.
- Use search engines to find basic facts, information, and research on a topic.
- Identify trusted sources of information, and discuss how to determine reliability of information online.
- Describe fair, legal, and ethical use information found on the Internet.
- Recognize and identify ways that the Internet can connect people and encourage successful collaboration.
- Explain how the Internet is used for academic and professional purposes.
- Compare and contrast a variety of mobile applications and social media platforms.
- Identify applications and tools that can assist in academic success.
- Discuss popular apps and their contributions to culture and society as they exist.
- Explain different technology platforms and how consumers interact with them.
- Describe social media and common social media platforms.
- Debate advantages and disadvantages of social media interactions.
- Appraise the accuracy and reliability of information shared on social media.
- Perform basic operations of common computer programs in academic and professional settings.
- Use spreadsheets to organize data and create basic charts.
- Use applications to create slideshows containing appealing and relevant text, pictures, links, and multimedia content.
- Determine common uses for each program, and describe how to choose the best program for a particular project.
The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
Calculated using the following weighted average
Percentage of final grade
Formative: Computer-based project assignments
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.