Moursund's ICT in Education Home Page

Updated 11/7/07

Free Materials


Free Materials from Dave Moursund



Course Syllabi

Editorials from Learning & Leading with Technology and it predecessors.

Handouts from Some Presentations.


Articles and Miscellaneous Documents

Listed here are a few of my articles and miscellaneous other documents . Also see my Editorials from Learning & Leading with Technology.

Moursund, D.G. (7/6/06). Some Personal Thoughts About Research on Using Games in Education. This is an 11 page paper I presented at NECC 2006 in San Diego. PDF File; Microsoft Word File.

Moursund, D.G. (November 2005). Computers in Education for Preservice School Teachers. A document in Microsoft Word that discusses and illustrates self-assessment, especially for college students.

Moursund, D.G. (December 2004). General Planning for ICT in Teacher Education: Template for 1-Credit Course. Click here for a Microsoft Word document that discusses the planning for a one-credit course, provides a detailed template for use in the planning, and contains two examples of use of the template. Click here for a pdf version of the same document.

Moursund, D.G. (November, 2004). Me, a course of study. Naperville, Illinois: Learning Point Associates.

Moursund, D.G. (May 2003). On the Edge of Soon. Learning and Leading with Technology. v30 n8.

Moursund, D.G. (2002a) Information and Education: A Personal Perspective. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education [Online]. Accessed 11/13/04:

Moursund, D.G. (2002b). Getting to the second order: Moving beyond amplification uses of information and communications technology in education. Learning and Leading with Technology. v30 n1.

Moursund,D.G. (2002c). Brief Introduction to Problem Solving. (About the length of a substantial book chapter.)

ISTE Research Committee (February 2001). Recommendations for Research and Development in Information Technology in Education.

Moursund, D.G. (2000). Four Readings written for use in the EDST 114 course that is required of all students in the Integrated Teaching preservice elementary education program at the University of Oregon.

Moursund, D.G. and Smith, I. (2000). Five Research Summaries on IT in Education.

Moursund. D.G. (November 1999). Digital Technology: Transforming Schools and Improving Learning. In Day, B. (Ed.) Teaching and Learning in the New Millennium. Indianapolis, Indiana: Kappa Delta Pi.

Moursund, D.G. (June, 1995). Site-based management: Saving our schools. Communications of the ACM. Volume 38, Issue 6, pp. 13-15.

Doris K. Lidtke, David G. Moursund: Computers in Schools: Past, Present, and How we can change the Future. Commun. ACM 36(5): 84-87 (1993)

Yates, Billy C. and Moursund, D.G. (Dec./Jan. 1988/89). The Computer and Problem Solving: How Theory can Support Classroom Practice. The Computing Teacher. Eugene, OR: ICCE.

Moursund, D.G. (November 1984). To improve education. (Computers and education.) Creative Computing Vol. 10, No. 11, p 180. Creative Computing was started at nearly the same time as Learning and Leading with Technology (which began life in June 1974 as the Oreogn Computing Teacher). The November 1984 issue of Creative Computing provides important historical information about the field of computers in education. It is available at [Accessed 10/3/02]

Moursund, D.G. (1984, 1993, 1996,1999). Four Editorials on What We Should Be Spending on IT in Education. This is a compilation of four editorials originally published in Learning and Leading with Technology and its predecessor.

Jean B. Rogers, David G. Moursund, Gerald L. Engel: Preparing Precollege Teachers for the Computer Age. Commun. ACM 27(3): 195-200 (1984)

Moursund, D.G. (1975). Computer Literacy Quiz. Accessed 1/5/06: This quiz was created by Professor David Moursund from the University of Oregon. He created the quiz for the first day of his students' 1975 winter term computer concepts course. The average score was 14.75 (random guessing would have produced an average score of 12). The quiz was later published in The Best of Creative Computing Volume 2 (1978), by David Ahl. It is an excellent resource for looking at how much the nature of computer literacy has changed in such a short period of time.


  1. Moursund, D.G. (10/24/07). Introduction to problem solving in the Information Age. Eugene, Oregon: Information Age Education. Access at
  2. Moursund, D.G. (May 2007). A College Student's Guide to Computers in Education. Access at
  3. Moursund, D.G. (April 2007). A Faculty Member’s Guide to Computers in Higher Education. Access at
  4. Moursund, D.G. (August 2006). Parents' Guide to Computers in Education. Access at
  5. Moursund, D.G. (June 2006). Introduction to Using Games in Education: A Guide for Teachers and Parents. Access at
  6. Moursund, D.G. (June 2006). Computational Thinking and Math Maturity: Improving Math Education in K-8 Schools. Access at is a substantially expanded and updated version of the book: Moursund, D.G. (2005). Improving Math Education in Elementary Schools: A Short Book for Teachers. Access at
  7. Moursund, D.G. (2006). Computers in Education for Talented and Gifted Students: A Book for Elementary and Middle School Teachers. Access at:
  8. Moursund, D.G. (2005, 2006). Brief Introduction to Educational Implications of Artificial Intelligence. Access at
  9. Moursund, D.G. (2005). Planning, Forecasting, and Inventing Your Computers-in-Education Future. Second Edition (6/1/05). Access at
    . The first Edition (1/31/04) is available at the same site.
  10. Moursund, D.G. (2005). Introduction to Information and Communication Technology in Education. Access at
  11. Moursund, D.G. (2004). Brief Introduction to Roles of Computers in Problem Solving. Access at
  12. Moursund, D.G. (2002). Obtaining resources for technology in education: A how-to guide for writing proposals, forming partnerships, and raising funds. Access at

  13. Moursund, D.G. (2002, 1996). Increasing Your Expertise as a Problem Solver: Some Roles of Computers. Access at
  14. Moursund, D.G. (1999). Project-Based Learning using Information Technology (Selected Chapters). Eugene, OR: ISTE.
  15. Moursund, D.G. (1997). The Future of Information Technology in Education. Access at
  16. AustinTackett ; Francisco Caracheo; Robin Davis; Octavio Henao A.; Beth Morgan; Dave Moursund; John Owens; Mark Standley (1993). The Technology Advisory Council: A Vehicle for Improving Education. Originally published by the International Council for Computers in Education. Reprinted December 2004. Access at Book.html.
  17. Moursund, D.G. (1990, 1993). Getting Smarter At Solving Problems. (This is a book written for use at the Middle School or Junior high School level. Its reading level is approximately sixth grade). See the extensive Teacher's Manual listed below.
  18. Moursund, D.G. (1990). Getting Smarter At Solving Problems: Teacher's Manual. (This is an extensive Teacher's Manual written to accompany the Getting Smarter book.)
  19. Moursund, D.G. (1989, 2005). Effective Inservice for Integrating Computer-As-Tool Into the Curriculum. Access at
  20. Moursund, D.G. (1986, 1988, 1989, 2004). High Tech/High Touch: A Computer Education Leadership Development Workshop. Access at
  21. Moursund, D.G. (1986, 1988). Computers and Problem Solving: A Workshop for Educators. A short book that includes many classroom activites both for use in staff development and for use in K-1`2 classroom teaching.
  22. Moursund, D.G. (1985, 1992). The Technology Coordinator. Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education. This is the Second Edition of a book first published in 1985.
  23. Moursund, D.G. (1985, 2005).Collected Editorials. Contains an autobiography and my first 53 editorials published in the periodical now named Learning and Leading with Technlogy. Access at
  24. Moursund, D.G. (1983). Precollege computer Literacy: A Personal Computing Approach. [This is a short booklet, included here for historical purposes.] Access at
  25. Moursund, D.G. (1980, 1983, 2005). School Administrator’s Introduction to Instructional Use of Computers. This is a reprint of the April 1983 edition of the first book published by ICCE in 1980. Access at
  26. Moursund, D.G. (1980, 2005). Teacher's Guide to Computers in the Elementary School. Access at:

Course Syllabi

Course Syllabus. Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age I. Access at

Course Syllabus. Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age II. Access at

Course Syllabus. Roles of Computer Technology in Problem Solving. Access at

Course Syllabus. Information and Communication Technology-Assisted Project-Based Learning. Access at

The two courses listed immediately above are one-credit courses. Click here for a Microsoft Word document that discusses the planning for such a course, provides a detailed template for use in the planning, and contains two examples of use of the template. Click here for a pdf version of the same document.


Websites for Information Age Education:

Home PageWebsite. Dave Moursund's Home Page. Access at

Computers in Preservice and Inservice Teacher Education. Access at

Math Website. Improving Mathematics Education. Access at

OTEC Website. Oregon Technology in Education Council. Access at

PBL Website. Information and Communication Technology-Assisted Project-Based Learning. Access at

PTTT Grant Website. University of Oregon PTTT March 2000 Implementation Grant Proposal. Access at

Presentations Website. Presentations I am Prepared to Give. Access at

Self-Assessment Website. Self-Assessment Instruments for Use in Computers in Preservice and Inservice Teacher Education. Access at