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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What Is an Information System?
Course SummaryTake Information Systems for Teachers to earn 3 college credits to apply toward your licensure renewal requirements. Learn with fun and engaging computing video lessons that you can watch around your teaching schedule.
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- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
How It Works
Earn professional development credits to renew your teaching license with Information Systems for Teachers. Brush up on computing topics so you can better teach computer science, business, and other relevant subjects. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn information systems credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about the Internet and network systems technology.
- Check your knowledge of things like data management and programming with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert information systems instructors.
- Earn 3 college credits by taking the CLEP Information Systems and Computer Applications exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. CLEP credits are accepted by over 2,900 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
Who's It For?
Information Systems for Teachers is ideal for any teachers looking to earn credits to use toward licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
- Computing and business teachers who want to brush up on information systems
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging information systems videos into their instruction
- Teachers planning an information systems unit or course
- Aspiring computer science teachers
Why It Works
- Fun and Engaging: Animations and interesting examples make information systems easy to learn.
- Expert Instructors: Expert information systems instructors break difficult concepts down so they are easy to remember.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review information systems terminology and key concepts and track what you've mastered.
- Quick and Flexible: Learn on your own schedule and on any device. You could earn information systems credits in less than two weeks.
- Access our full library of professional development courses for teachers, including Computing for Teachers, Financial Accounting for Teachers, and Precalculus Algebra for Teachers.
- Find 10,000 engaging lessons that you can use in your classroom or assign out to students.
- Watch more lessons in information systems as well as computing, business management, accounting, and other related topics.
- Earn transferable college credit for dozens of courses.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Information Systems for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Chapter||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1|
|Information Systems in Organizations (description of information systems and their purpose, components of an information system, information systems as strategic tools)|
Hardware and Systems Technology (components of a computer system, storage devices, input and output devices)
|Day 2||Chapter 3||Systems Software and Application Software (security, system management, application software for various objectives, file extensions)|
|Day 3||Chapter 4||Internet, Intranet and Extranet (the Internet, the World Wide Web, search engines, intranets and extranets)|
|Day 4||Chapter 5||Network Systems Technology (components of a telecommunications system, network operating systems, telecommunications hardware)|
|Day 5||Chapter 6||Enterprise Business Systems (transaction processing systems, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management)|
|Day 6||Chapter 7||Decision Support Systems and Specialized Information Systems (types of decision making, analyzing data, statistical analysis software)|
|Day 7||Chapter 8||Systems Development (steps in systems development, user interface design, project management tools)|
Data Management (definition of database management, elements of a database, types of data, cloud computing)
|Day 8||Chapter 9||Business, Social and Ethical Implications and Issues (the impact of information technology on the economy, open source software, e-commerce and consumer fraud, how technology has changed work environments)|
|Day 9||Chapter 10||Introduction to Programming (description of programming, validation tools, data types, programming languages)|
|Day 10||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for information systems|
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