TEL Learning: A Free Library of High School Course Materials

Technology enhanced learning (TEL) refers to the support of teaching and learning through the use of technology and can be used synonymously with e-learning. TEL is also the name of a learning company based in Norman, Oklahoma, which offers a collection of free, openly licensed materials.

TEL Learning course materials are designed for use by college and high school instructors, librarians, homeschool parents, life-learners, and anyone looking to supplement their general education with highly engineered courses designed to promote demonstrable evidence of learning.

The free content includes course descriptions, outcomes, syllabus, documents, and a readable PDF of the lessons. Click here:

The following general education courses and electives are available:

American Government – This course explores all branches of the United States government and provides students with an understanding of the basic organizations and policies of the political system.

Chemistry I – A comprehensive introduction to the fundamental principles and applications of general chemistry.

Chinese I – This course is designed for students with little or no prior experience in the Chinese language but who are interested in learning the basics of Chinese language and culture.

College Algebra – A comprehensive introduction to the foundations of mathematics typically taught in a traditional college algebra course. This core course develops problem-solving strategies and establishes a firm foundation for higher levels of mathematics.

College Readiness – A one credit-hour course designed specifically for students preparing to take their first college-level courses.

Introduction to Biology – A comprehensive introduction to the major concepts of biological sciences and the characteristics of life.

Introduction to Christianity – A valuable introduction for believers and non-believers alike, on the core tenets of the Christian religion and differences from other global religions

Introduction to Communication – A study of basic communication theory and history, focusing specifically on the relevance of communication study today and how different situations and technologies demand the evaluation and application of appropriate communication techniques.

Introduction to Information Technology – This course provides an introduction to information technology and computing systems, covering both the history and theory of information systems as well as the practical application of technologies.

Language and Composition – A study of the basics of grammar, essay analysis, and writing.

Latin I – A study of the basics of Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.

Literature and Composition – This course engages students in the close reading and critical analysis of the literary genres of the epic, poetry, drama, and prose, including novels, short stories, and essays.

Quantitative Analysis I – This course is designed to help students conceptualize abstract quantitative concepts as they relate to real-world problems and everyday life.

Physical Sciences – An introduction to the foundations of science, including skills, assumptions, and the role of technology in science.

Principles of Psychology – A study of the basic concepts in psychology that analyze human behavior.

US History I – U.S. History I covers history through 1877, taking students from pre-Columbian events through the Civil War and Reconstruction.

US History II – U.S. History II provides a comprehensive presentation of the significant social, political, and economic developments from 1877 to the present.

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TEL Learning also offers paid Courses-on-Demand for college credit:


What types of activities and courses have you used as electives? Leave a comment and we may include yours in a future column!

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